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Buzios, in Rio de Janeiro, is a naturally romantic city with its heavenly beaches, scenic sunsets, and great gastronomy; and its peaceful nature is perfect for anyone in a slow travel mood. Read my guide, packed with local tips on how to escape the tourist traps, to discover an authentic Buzios for your romantic break together.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

11 Places

3 City Tips

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11 Places

Orla Bardot Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa

Hotels

Salt

Restaurants

Bar do Ze

Restaurants

Azeda Beach

Beaches

Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant

Restaurants

Praia dos Ossos

Beaches

Joao Fernandes Beach

Beaches

Mistico Sunset Lounge & Restaurant

Restaurants

Deck Pizzaria & Restaurante

Restaurants

74 Restaurant

Restaurants

RentaLocalFriend's City Tips

  • Take sunscreen, water, and light layered clothing to the beach to combat the heat — plus, a garbage bag as trash bins are rarely found.
  • No matter how warm it gets during the day it always gets cooler at night so don't forget your jumper!
  • You may find it easier to rent a motorcycle or bike rather than a car as car parks are quite scarce here.
  • Orla Bardot Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Named after 60s muse Brigitte Bardot, this boardwalk is the first glimpse of Buzios a newcomer should get. Bardot was a 'habitué' of this beach town, which still carries a trendsetter vibe.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is a perfect spot to watch the sunset or to go for an afternoon stroll or jog together.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 51 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • BUZIOS IS NOT PERFECT BUT HOLIDAYING IN BUZIOS WAS WONDERFUL ! I LOVE BUZIOS ! Just too far from Rio (3 hours Drive) 05/10/2018
    • Nice Walk 28/09/2018
    • Orla Bardot Boardwalk
  • La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
    Hotels
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    For a relaxing and romantic experience, head down to La Pedrera for a spa treatment together. From relaxing massages to foot spas and reflexology, there are plenty of treatments to choose from, which you can enjoy either in the daytime or during the evening by candlelight, with stunning views out to sea.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try a relaxing couples massage with scented candles — pure bliss!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 110 Hotels in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent cost benefit for people that values good taste 04/09/2018
    • Holidays in Buzios 08/08/2018
    • La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
    Address:
    Rua Praia de Joao Fernandes 4 Cuadra C
    Lote 52-53
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    011 55 22 2623-4694
    Other:
  • Salt
    Restaurants (Seafood, Contemporary)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This restaurant knows how to mix romanticism and contemporary cooking brilliantly! Sit back and enjoy the excellent food, attentive staff, and cozy atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Overlooking Orlat Bardot, and just a short walk from trendy Rua das Pedras, you can escape the crowds here but are still close enough to the action should you want to go for a walk after dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 531 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A CHARMING RESTAURANT ON THE BEACHFRONT NEAR THE MAIN TOWN 12/09/2018
    • Beautiful 28/05/2018
    • Salt
    Address:
    Orla Bardot 468
    Casa da Sereia
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623-6769
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tue - Fri
    5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Sat
    1:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • Bar do Ze
    Restaurants (Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, International)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    If you feel like a seafood dinner date, this old restaurant still lives up to its reputation as one of the best places to eat in town. The food is delicious and the service excellent — plus it's a great location for watching the world go by.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't miss the appetizers, which are especially good here.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 531 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Seafood with a View 28/09/2018
    • A GORGEOUS RESTAURANT ON THE BEACHFRONT IN BUZIOS MAIN TOWN - LOTS OF CHARM 12/09/2018
    • Bar do Ze
    Address:
    Orla Bardot 382
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    (22)2623-4986
    Hours:
    Mon
    6:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Tue - Sun
    1:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Other:
  • Azeda Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This small but gorgeous beach has beautiful turquoise waters and powdery sand to sunbathe on. The hilly access limits the crowds on this beach so if you're looking for a peaceful, secluded stretch of sand, this is the one for you.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss Azedinha Beach, located right next to the main beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 51 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing view and very calm beach area 19/10/2018
    • A STUNNING LITTLE BEACH WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN TOWN OF BUZIOS 05/10/2018
    • Azeda Beach
  • Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Tuck into fresh seafood or sip on a cocktail as you take in the spectacular sea views together — this place is for those who know how to enjoy life!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Don't miss the specially-made local drinks and try the sushi here.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 531 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic experience and food 09/10/2018
    • A BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT RIGHT ON THE BEACH 05/10/2018
    • 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 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Praia dos Ossos
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    One of the most famous beaches in Buzios, this tranquil beach is a must-visit for newcomers. Swim in the calm waters, watch the boats, and catch a stunning sunset together here if you can.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • In one corner of the beach, on a small hill stands the Church of Sant'Ana built in the 18th century, which is well worth a visit.
    • There are very few restaurants and facilities here so I recommend you bring your own snacks and drinks.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 51 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    • Nice small beach 12/05/2018
    • Quaint little beach with still water! 10/05/2018
    • Praia dos Ossos
    Other:
  • Joao Fernandes Beach
    Beaches
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    A gorgeous beach, where you'll find plenty going on with numerous bars and restaurants to choose from. It's popular – for good reason — and can be crowded at times, but you should be able to find a secluded piece of sand a little further away from the bars.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is a great place to mingle with locals.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 51 things to do in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Beach 09/10/2018
    • Grotty beach 25/09/2018
    • Joao Fernandes Beach
    Address:
    Rua Perata
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
  • Mistico Sunset Lounge & Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, Brazilian, South American)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This is a secret spot for lovers who want to enjoy the pleasures of Buzio's gastronomy. Discover a beautiful view, good service, and excellent drinks to enjoy together.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Make sure you leave room for dessert — the cheesecake is delicious!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 531 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dinner 04/10/2018
    • Perfect spot, great food 04/10/2018
    • Mistico Sunset Lounge & Restaurant
    Address:
    Alto Do Humaita. 13
    Centro
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 2895-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623-1217
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Deck Pizzaria & Restaurante
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This restaurant is in a great location with incredible views — it's a great place to enjoy and admire the Orlat Bardot with a local caipirinha in-hand. Go for the romantic atmosphere but stay for the most incredible pizzas!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Trendsetter
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try to arrive before the sunset and then go for a walk afterwards in the town center.
    • Try to book a table in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 531 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing! 22/05/2018
    • Best Pizza in Brasil 24/04/2018
    • Deck Pizzaria & Restaurante
    Address:
    Avenida Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 627
    Orla Bardot
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 22 2623-1458
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 26
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Other:
  • 74 Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, South American)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    This is a great restaurant with a scenic view over the bay, serving only the freshest seafood of the highest quality. Plus, you may spot a celebrity or two hanging out here!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It can get quite windy on the veranda, so perhaps choose one of the indoor tables.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 531 restaurants in Armacao dos Buzios
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • New best restaurant in Buzios 14/10/2018
    • Exceptional Quality and Service 10/10/2018
    • 74 Restaurant
    Address:
    Alto do Humaita 10
    Centro
    Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 2895-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 (22) 2623 - 1458
    Price range:
    USD 11 - USD 16
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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