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    Rua das Pedras ( Stone Street)

    by tere1 Updated Sep 1, 2006

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    Rua das Pedras

    The Rua das Pedras ( stone street) is the center of Buzios life. It's a street with a large variety of shopping, where you can appreciate art galleries, choose typical things and handicraft and enjoy the pleasures of the tables in real restaurants.

    There is very good shopping here and restaurants that go from japanese to thai, brazilian, argentinian, french. It has a certain international and Brazilian flair at the same time.

    It's the perfect place to wander around after a nice day at the beach.

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    Orla Bardot

    by tere1 Updated Sep 1, 2006

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    The charming "Orla Bardot" is the strech that binds the Rua das Pedras to Ossos Beach in Buzios center. It's named like that because it has a bronze statue of Brigitte Bardot, who used to go to Buzios for holidays back in the 60's.

    It's a nice place to go for a walk, specially at the end of the day and watch the beautiful sunset from there. In this area is also the point of departure of the vessels that go on tours around Buzios islands and beaches.

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    Sail in a boat.

    by tere1 Written Aug 31, 2006

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    Buzios is a peninsula with many nice beaches, all very different from each other. In Orla Bardot you can go on a boat for a tour through the different beaches and to see the beautiful landscapes.

    Several vessels leave from Armação Beach, downtown, normally in the morning and early evening with prices from R$ 25.00 to R$ 50.00 per person, for rides that go by several beaches and islands in Búzios. The rides take between 2 to 5 hours, depending on the ride you choose.

    During these tours, tropical fruits, juices, soft drinks and caipirinhas are served, and there are also stops for diving.

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    Watch the sunset!

    by tere1 Written Sep 1, 2006

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    One of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen was in Buzios. You can view it from Orla Bardot. The sun setting on the horizon with the small boats in the sea and the glinting waters of the ocean with the last sun rays is an amazing view!

    Just the perfect way to end a day, even more if you sit on a restaurant terrace having a drink at that time. It's so relaxing!

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    Tartaruga Beach

    by tere1 Updated Sep 1, 2006

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    The Tartaruga Beach (turtle beach) has its name because there a 3 different species of turtles that come to this beach to leave their eggs.

    The beach has calm waters because it doesn't receive the cold currents from Antartica. There are several kiosks and restaurants and the rocky shores are good for scuba diving and snorkeling.

    It's a lovely beach, one of the most pleasant in Buzios

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    Praia Geriba

    by racheljapi Written Feb 14, 2005

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    The biggest beach of Buzios, it's usually full of people. The sand is a bit hard but the ocean is amazing. Sit at a table or find a spot in the sand, either way, you'll have a great time. Don't hesitate to try some new food that is passing on the way.

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    Ferradura Beach

    by tere1 Written Sep 1, 2006

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    Ferradura Beach is a bay with crystal clear and calm waters all the time. The left corner has several bars that serve delicious seafood appetizers.

    There are several mansions along the beach overlooking the ocean. There are windsurfing lessons and board rentals, banana-boat and ski. The water is usually a bit cold.

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    Escuna Tour Around the Beaches

    by besbel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can tour the beaches yourself, in you car and following the map. Or, you can take a escuna (boat) tour that takes you to a 3-hour ride to the 5 or 6 most famous beaches. There are several escuna tours options, available in the front desk of your hostel/hotel.
    The one we took was the Queen Lory. It was nice, it took us to beaches Canto, Joao Fernandes, Joao Fernandinho, Tartaruga and Virgens, making stops in Joao Fernandes and Tartaruga for some swimming.
    Besides, during the cruise you are invited fruits, drinks and other snacks and samba is played in order to give it a party environment! The escuna was also equipped with all implements necessary to get in the sea and swim safely for around 15 minutes.

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    Praia Joao Fernandes

    by besbel Updated Dec 25, 2003

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    Joao Fernandes beach

    I was told that Joao Fernandes was the most popular beach in Buzios. The beach is not large, but after being there, I could understand the reason of its good reputation: its waters are blue and clear, it has almost no tides and the white sand just invites you to get in! It's ideal for those wanting to just swim a bit. However, it is also the most crowded, especially by tourists (several hotels are around) and sellers (some of them annoying).
    I also found that the best seafood restaurants are in here (see Restaurants tip).

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    Praia Geribá

    by besbel Written Dec 25, 2003

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    Gerib�� beach

    It's one of Buzios' biggest beaches and (at least to me) the best to enjoy. The time I was there it was not crowded, the hostels are from two blocks away from the beach but not in the beach and a few restaurants and huts to take some refreshments. It is suitable for swimming and bathing, however, it is also popular to do surfing.

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    Praia Canto

    by besbel Updated Dec 30, 2003

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    Canto beach

    This beach is the one that baths the coasts of downtown Buzios. Its waters are turquoise and also warm, although it doesn't have the wild surroundings of other beaches.
    On the contrary, all of the houses, restaurants and discos along the coast, as well as all of the escunas and fishers' boats stopped in it makes of Canto more a port than a beach. Great beach for starting your ride by boat to other beaches or just for sightseeing.

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    Downtown

    by besbel Updated Jan 8, 2004

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    Downtown Buzios

    Downtown, located next to Canto beach, is the heart of this little place called Buzios. Its life comes from Rua das Pedras and surroundings' activity. In here you can find several types of restaurants (from Mc Donalds to gourmets) discos for all tastes (from the mexican-styled Zapata to the all-night samba Fashion Cafe) and shoppings mainly for clothing and souvenirs. It is also the getaway for the escuna (boat) trip to some of the 24 beaches that Buzios has. The Queen Lory's trip is the most recommendable one (see tip below).

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    Praia Tartaruga

    by besbel Updated Dec 25, 2003

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    Praia Tartaruga

    I could enjoy of this calm, warm-water beach because of the excursion with the escuna (a boat that takes tourists into a number of beaches). Then it stopped in front of it for visitors to get into the water and swim a bit.
    By the way, swimming in here could be more delighting than in Joao Fernandes or Joao Fernandinho, where the waters are much colder.
    What I also liked of this beach is all of the vegetation that surrounded it, giving the sensation to be in a lost paradise in the middle of the jungle. Other beaches like Geribá or Joao Fernandes (which have more houses and restaurantes built along its coasts) doesn´t have that much of vegetation.

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    Searching for the best BEACH !!

    by Aquamantos Written Apr 24, 2003

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    Ready to go!

    Büzios is all sorrounded by beaches, more than 20!!!, all different and beautiful.
    You can take a ride renting a boogie (which are not always in the best conditions) and go searching for your favourite beach.

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    Brigitte Bardot

    by MikeAtSea Written Mar 1, 2007

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    The monument of Brigid Bardeau can be found along the beach promenade. Her arrival made this little sleepy fishing village famous in the 1960's and since not only local but also international tourists venture to this beach resort town of Rio State. Today she overlooks the bay and enjoys the splendor of Buzios every day.

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