Brazil offers a number of banks, unfortunately not all accept international cards. In a number of cases I was not able to draw money at all, even though the bank should have accepted the card or the ATM was simply broken.
If you arrive in Brazil during carnival you will find all banks closed and hardly any foreign exchanges open. What makes matters worse that some shops during this time do not accept foreign currency.
This was my experience during carnival 2007 where I could not get Brazilian currency and could at some points not pay, even in tourist shops!!
Great painters are found in buzios, and many styles can be found...This painting really makes me willing to have some zebras in this tropical paradise, heheheh..
There so many incredible things to see in this resort!
May 14th, 2006 by Rafael Torres Lopes
Buzios has just one cinema theatre but it organizes one of the main Movie Festivals in the country.
The Grancine Bardot is a must in the evening of Buzios, the best and latest films can be seen in these cozy and charming hall!
November 4th, 2004
Fondest memory: Well at least people do not need to travel almost 3 hours to Rio to see the best films!
Cell phones are widely used in Brazil and Buzios has en excellent cover!
Best cell companies in Brazil are Vivo, Claro and OI.
November 4th, 2004
Fondest memory: In that day I was talking with someone very special, someone I love, this person knows how much I love and dedicate the best of my life.
You must do a boat tour of all the beaches - make sure you cover all of them (can be done in a half day).
You also MUST take another boat tour to see the Prainhas in Arraial do Cabo (see photo). This is another half day. Skip the tours that also include lunch and Cabo Frio.
I didn't do this one, but heard that there is a "mirante" in Buzios, where you can see the whole "island" - it is supposed to be incredible.
Favorite thing: While coconuts in Rio usually cost between R$1.5 and 2 they cost about R$2.5 in Buzios. Hey, that is nothing and there is nothing better then a cool coconut full of fresh coconut water on a hot beach.
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It's about R$2.00 for a half hour. That's the norm in Buzios. (more or less).
What thrilled me about this place was the sensation that I was in a lost spot of the jungle, next to several wonderful beaches. The blue sea, the dense vegetation in the gardens, streets, parks and beaches, the presence of lagoons of different sizes all around, some "streets" made of mud and, of course, the hot weather (with some mosquitoes coming along with it), gives the place this touch of wilderness.
If you are as fond of tropical places as I am, then you are going to love Buzios!
Fondest memory: Jumping from the escuna to the Joao Fernandes beach, no doubt about it! Swimming to the coast just made me feel so free, so accomplished (I am not satisfied if I don't swim in the beaches of the places I visit) and so warm (despite the cold water!). Made me feel as if I had always belonged there :)
Walking around is the best way - at least for me - to discover different sides of a place.
Fondest memory: It's always nice to walk around Buzios, nice streets, architecture, etc.
I went with 2 friends, walking all the way down from our Pousada to Joao Fernandez Beach, it took us an hour or so, as we wanted to stop everywhere ;o) we had a lot of fun.
Downtown Buzios is not too big, so it's easy to walk around and see it all :o)
Fondest memory: Rua das Pedras is the main street, lot of night clubs, restaurants and shops are placed there. It's also a good spot to meet people and have fun.
I just loved to walk around Búzios, talking and laughing with local people, taking pics..... having a nice dinner....
I mean, if you go somewhere like Búzios for vacations.......you can't do anything except ENJOY and FEEL HAPPY !!!
Fondest memory: The seven days I spent there were fantastic!!!!!......mosquito bites were just a detail.
Favorite thing: The last hut, closest to the rocks, on Praia Ferradurinha has great juices! They cost about R$3.50 per juice (a good price there) and are very tasty. They also have snacks, beer, soda, etc.