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Hotspot for hippies, hipsters, and surfers, Buzios is now a favorite place to vacation for various tribes looking for stunning nature, good food, and nightlife. There is a piece of paradise for everyone here, but as it is becoming famous and busy, it is best to know the local secret spots and avoid tourist traps.

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

19 Places

4 City Tips

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19 Places

Day 1

Ossos Beach

Beaches

Azeda Beach

Beaches

Bar dos Pescadores

Restaurants

Joao Fernandes Beach

Beaches

Joao Fernandinho Beach

Beaches

Sorveteria e Bar Cafe Finlandes

Restaurants

Rua das Pedras

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bar do Ze

Restaurants

Day 2

Porto da Barra Buzios

Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Walking Areas

Geriba Beach

Beaches

Fishbone

Restaurants

Ferradura Beach

Beaches

Donna Jo

Restaurants

Day 3

Orla Bardot Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

Brava Beach

Beaches

O Barco

Restaurants

Forno Beach

Beaches

Club La Plage

Restaurants

Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant

Restaurants

RentaLocalFriend's City Tips

  • The body and sports culture in Rio is very present here, so beach fashion is about tiny swimsuits and an athletic body.
  • No matter how warm it gets during the day, there is always a cool breeze at night. Don't forget your jumper.
  • Rent motorcycles and bikes as much as possible as car parking is always problematic.
  • The beaches are accessible to each other by water taxi.
    Day 1
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    Ossos Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This beach is well known for having been discovered and made famous by Brigitte Bardot. Being close to the city center, this is probably the most accessible beach and a nice way to start your day.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Water taxis can be found here to access other beaches.
    • Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented here.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    • Lovely small beach 10/04/2017
    • Beautiful beach 27/03/2017
    • Ossos Beach
    Address:
    Cabrio Frio headland
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
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    Azeda Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    One of the most heavenly beaches in Buzios, Azeda (as well as the adjoining Azedinha) has Caribbean turquoise waters and generally is less frequented than other beaches in Buzios. Here you will find some nice areas for snorkeling around the cliffs.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take advantage of the fact that both Azeda and Azedinha beach are attached and visit both.
    • Azedinha is the gay-friendly part of the beach.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely beach 11/11/2017
    • Similar view of Azedinha beach 15/03/2017
    • Azeda Beach
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    Bar dos Pescadores
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Seafood, South American)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This is a great option for traditional local food at good prices and with a cosy atmosphere. Come here for a light salad lunch or a more substantial steak or seafood dish.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Seafood dishes are highly recommended, take advantage of the fact that everything is fresh and caught locally.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good option 22/07/2017
    • Great salad and moqueca 17/06/2017
    • Bar dos Pescadores
    Address:
    Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 85 N007
    Manguinhos
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623-6785
    Price range:
    USD 9 - USD 60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Joao Fernandes Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Here you will find bars and restaurants with lively music, as well as opportunities to partake in activities such as kayaking or just chill out and rent a deck chair for the afternoon. As there are people who own houses nearby, it's also great place to mingle with local residents.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The seawater in Buzios is well known for being very cold, but this one seems to somehow be a bit warmer.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 01/11/2017
    • Buzios is magical 22/10/2017
    • Joao Fernandes Beach
    Address:
    Rua Perata
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Other:
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    Joao Fernandinho Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Next to the long beach of Joao Fernandes, Joao Fernandinho is a tiny one; more exclusive and a bit quieter.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The quieter, the more well preserved, and thus more eco-friendly. Leaving your trash behind is a big "no-no" here.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely tiny beach 23/05/2017
    • Amazing beach 19/05/2017
    • Joao Fernandinho Beach
    Address:
    Rua Perata
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
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    Sorveteria e Bar Cafe Finlandes
    Restaurants
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    After all of that beach activity you will no doubt be in the mood for a treat. Finlandes is the most well known ice cream in town. It's not a hidden or secret gem, but sometimes you just need to honor local tradition.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Tradition means classic, so go for the plain, famous flavors like chocolate or vanilla.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    • Enjoy moments! 17/02/2017
    • Mr 10/09/2016
    • Sorveteria e Bar Cafe Finlandes
    Address:
    Rua Manoel Turibio de Farias, 127
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623 1672
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Rua das Pedras
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    A nice place to eat, go for drinks, and do some local shopping. It starts to get really interesting after sunset, and keeps getting more crowded — and more interesting –throughout the night.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • A place to see and be seen.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice vibe, not so great restaurants 25/11/2017
    • Leisure and pleasure 21/11/2017
    • Rua das Pedras
    Phone:
    21981911515
    Other:
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    Bar do Ze
    Restaurants (Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, International)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Definitely one of the best restaurants in town. Its atmosphere is laid back and the food is based on local fresh seafood with an international touch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Avoid peak hours if you need a big table or want a good seat as this famous bar and restaurant can get pretty busy.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Average food nice ambience 15/11/2017
    • Buzios 08/11/2017
    • Bar do Ze
    Address:
    Orla Bardot 382
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    (22)2623-4986
    Hours:
    Mon
    18:00 - 02:00
    Tue - Sun
    13:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Porto da Barra Buzios
    Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Walking Areas
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    A perfect place to browse around various shops, local bars, and restaurants. This neat open mall has a peaceful view to the sea.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Great for groups and families.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful sunset, overestimated restaurants 26/11/2017
    • Different food choices 17/11/2017
    • Porto da Barra Buzios
    Address:
    Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 2900
    Manguinhos
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623-1595
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Geriba Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Geriba beach is famous for its surfers and athletic bodies basking under the sun. Its sand strip is flat and great for long walks as well as jogging.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Chose a bar by the beach to watch the sunset while you have your beer the local way: chilled.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great beach for different tastes 26/11/2017
    • Expected more 20/11/2017
    • Geriba Beach
    Address:
    Rua dos Buzios
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
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    Fishbone
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, South American)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    A good spot to chill out and listen to music by the beach while ordering some snacks and a chilled local beer.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Known for its good quality açaí.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • horrible service 18/06/2017
    • Smelly. Poor food and service. 06/01/2017
    • Fishbone
    Address:
    Av. Gravatas 1196
    Praia de Geribá
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 1196
    Brazil
    Phone:
    (22) 2623-7348
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    Ferradura Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    The translation for 'ferradura' is horseshoe, making this beach aptly named. It is surrounded by nature and reached by few people.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Trash bins are hard to find here, so make sure you carry your own trash bag to take your garbage away with you when leaving the beach.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Beach 20/11/2017
    • Could be good..... 11/11/2017
    • Ferradura Beach
    Other:
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    Donna Jo
    Restaurants (Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, International)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This acclaimed restaurant unites great food, charming atmosphere and privileged view. Perfect to watch the sunset over Manguinhos beach.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • If you are with a group of friends, ask to be seated at the asian style tables on the veranda.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Romantic and nice environment 21/04/2017
    • Great food small portions nice atmosphere 25/12/2016
    • Donna Jo
    Address:
    Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 2900
    Loja 14
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    (22) 2623-6303
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:00 - 00:00
    Thu
    18:00 - 12:00
    Fri
    18:00 - 01:00
    Sat
    13:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Orla Bardot Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This is the best and easiest way to grasp the charming coast of Buzios. It is named after Brigitte Bardot, 1960s muse, who became a 'habitué' of Buzios and its natural beauties.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Perfect for sunset with (or without) drinks and before going for dinner. Also very nice for a jog, if you are so inclined.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Needs maintenance 24/11/2017
    • Nice walk 10/11/2017
    • Orla Bardot Boardwalk
    Address:
    Between Rua das Pedras Hasta La Praia dos Ossos
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
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    Brava Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This beach is named after its strong currents, now well known as a popular surfing spot. If you are not up for surfing, bring your beach umbrella and chair and relax on this less frequented beach.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Great for meeting surfers and mingling with local youngsters.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best beach in Buzios 28/09/2017
    • Great beach with super restaurant and bar 09/08/2017
    • Brava Beach
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    O Barco
    Restaurants (Seafood, Brazilian, South American)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    If you wish to try local fresh food at a friendly price, and in generous portions, this is your best bet. Great for a relaxed lunch.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try one of the many local "pimentas" (chilli peppers) to have with your seafood, as the locals do.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excelenr food and price 17/11/2017
    • Wonderful 21/10/2017
    • O Barco
    Address:
    Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 1054
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2629 8307
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 33
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    11:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Forno Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This beach is not easy to access, making it almost a secret gem, especially among tourists. It is a small beach under a rocky cliff.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Keep in mind that you should take your own umbrella and food to play it safe.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 80 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Romantic! 22/06/2017
    • Trolley tour beach stop 07/05/2017
    • Forno Beach
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    Club La Plage
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Gastropub)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    If the perfect location is what you are looking for, this is it! A nice spot to come for dinner and try the local food while overlooking the entire beach coast.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Here is a great place to try out local beverage. Made with fresh local ingredients, the national drink of caipirinha is not to be missed here.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great ! 19/10/2015
    • Great buffet at very affordable prices 28/09/2015
    • Club La Plage
    Address:
    Rua Joao Fernandes 21
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55(22)2623-7554
    Other:
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    Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    A charming and exclusive bar with an incredible view. This scenic restaurant offers food and drinks that are out of this world — save this one for a special occasion.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be prepared for a spicy, but worth it, bill.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 508 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Superb 06/12/2017
    • Delicious lunch with stunning views 23/11/2017
    • Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant
    Address:
    Praia Brava, 13
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623-6159
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 18:30
    Other:
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