Nothing better than visiting the beaches of Buzios in a Escuna (Schooner), very easy to get into a boat tour and they will take you to the greatest beaches of Buzios, with very nice stops in hidden bays and a lunch in a private beach, typical food specially seefood!!!
I simply forget about the time when I go there!!!
That pic was taken ages ago.....And I was caught sleeping!!!
BUZIOS IS A REAL DREAM
Búzios is located 166 Km north of Rio de Janeiro. The best ways to get there are by car or by bus.
Buses from Rio depart from Novo Rio Bus Station (around 12 buses per day) and cost around US$10 (R$23,00). The trip will probably take 2 hours but can take longer on holidays...
Most hotels and pousadas in Búzios can arrange direct transfers to Búzios from your hotel or from the airport in Rio. This service costs from R$70 (around US$32) to R$120 (around US$54) depending on the car and on how many people are coming with you.
Transfers to Búzios, Brazil
The hotels and pousadas offer transfer services to Búzios, directly from the airport or your hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The prices vary according to the inn or hotel, but rates can be obtained when booking your reservation. Normally transfers are in luxury air-conditioned cars at R$ 120.00 per person or in vans at R$ 70.00 per person. (Average prices, round-trip, leaving from Rio de Janeiro). For more information consult you hotel.
From Rio to Búzios - direct:
The company Viação 1001 offers daily departures from Rodoviária Novo Rio (Novo Rio Bus Terminal - Rio) at the following schedule:
Leaving Rio: 08:45, 09:00, 09:15, 09:45, 10:15, 11:15, 13:15, 15:00, 15:15, 17:00, 17:15 and 19:30h.
Leaving Búzios: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00h.
Fare: From R$ 18.00 to R$ 23.00 (schedules and fares supplied by Viação 1001)
You can buy tickets paying by creditcard using the phone 0300-313-1001 (only in Brazil)
In periods of high season (from December to March) and holidays it is convenient to buy your tickets in advance.
Always confirm these schedules and fares with "Viação 1001".
Búzios is located at 105 miles NE from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Many international and Brazilian airlines offer non-stop flights to the modern and busy Rio de Janeiro International Airport. From this Gateway you can reach Búzios either by air, sea or by road.
Approximately one hour and fifty minutes from Rio de Janeiro. After passing the toll on the Rio-Niterói bridge, take a left in the direction of Rio Bonito. Soon after arriving at Rio Bonito, take a right onto "Via Lagos" in the direction of Região dos Lagos (Lakes Region). Stay on this highway. When it ends, continue more 4 miles until reaching a large Ipiranga gas station at the entrance of São Pedro da Aldeia. Take a left at the gas station and then immediately turn right onto RJ-106 in the direction of Macaé/Búzios. Some 8 miles later you will come to the "Até que Enfim" gas station, where you will turn off to the right. From this point, Búzios is some 10 minutes away.
If you don't want to be stuck in the center of Buzios, rent a buggy. Buzios is a large peninsula and the beaches are very spread so you will need a transport to go from one place to another.
Better than a car is to rent a buggy. They are fun to drive and walk around and very airy !
You can rent a buggy from R$ 75.00 per day. There are several places to do it, one of them is Malizia Tour.
There are vans everywhere, you just stop them at the main street and tell them where you go. Cost is R$ 1,80 per person (march 2006).
Hay vans por todos lados, simplemente se paran en la calle principal y se les dice a donde uno va. El costo es de R$ 1,80 por persona (marzo 2006).
You can rent a buggie to move arround and check all the beaches in Buzios! I think it's worth doing it!
Be carefull, cause if you want to go outside Buzios you'll need a car. Buggies are not allowed in routes!
Podes alquilar un Buggie para moverte en Buzios y conocer todas sus playas. Creo que vale la pena hacerlo!
Tenes que tener en cuenta que no se puede viajar con Buggies por la ruta, asi que si tenes pensado salir de Buzios tenes que alquilar un auto, no un buggie!
Of course you can always take a taxi. In the center there is a taxi stop. Or you can call them at 2623-2703.
Por supuesto que siempre podras contar con los taxis. Hay una parada de taxis en el centro. Sino los podes llamar al 2623-2703.
By the sea you will know the best of Buzios, the hidden inlets, the hidden beaches and some cool islands, sailgin around Buzios is a chance to enjoy the day with your friends and in the boat you can see the famous Caipirinhas for free!!!
Make use of BUZIANA services! they are great people!
Swimming in Buzios is a real pleasure, but get back to the boat for a old guy like me can be a sacrifice!;))) Hahahahahaha
But it does not stop buzios from being one of the most beautiful places in Brazil.
May 2nd, 2005
Buziana is the most famous and complete boattour in Buzios, I usually use their services!
I've seen a lot of people trying to rent cars to drive to Buzios from Rio.
That's not a good idea in my option. The car rental thing is just not that developed in Brazil. It is cheaper and more convinient to take a shuttle (many travel agencies in Buzios offer it) to and back from Buzios - they drop you off at the hotel, and it is about R$40/person/each way.
In Buzios, you can rent a buggy. Much cheaper and easier to park. If it rains you'll get wet, but hey, you're at the beach so lighten up.
You can also take taxis in Buzios - from downtown just go to the taxi stop (R$15 to most places from downtown) and from the hotel//house, just call them to come get you.
You can rent a buggy, that is the ebst way to explore all the beaches of Buzios by car...Very brave car and great to feel the breeza in your face when you drive!
It cost less than 30 dollars for the whole day! And you cans ave your car from the bad conditions of the road!;))))))
nOVEMBER 4TH, 2005
The bus to Buzios is very confortable but the trip is longer, it takes about 3 hours to go there from Rio de Janeiro, but the trip is very relaxing, and if you go with cfriends you will not even feel the time passes.
The company is called 1001
The prices are less than 20 dollars round trip!;)
November 4th, 2004
hahahahahaha Another paparazzi picture, I have not noticed that this picture was taken, but it is a very nice and funny one, it shows how cheerful my good friend Marcio Omatsu is, and it also shows his generous smile, he is really a very pleasant company.
Well, in Buzios you can have a different way to take a taxi, it is a boat which connects the main beaches in the resort.
It is called BOAT TAXI, for very few reais you can also enjoy the landscapes.
Each destination has a price, and it cannot be more than 15 reais!
I use this service alot in Buzios, and you can make use too!;)
December 13th, 2004