Búzios is often referred as the St. Tropez of Brazil because of its stunning beaches, luxurious villas, and good-looking people. It’s a top destination for international jet-setters ever since it was “discovered” by Brigitte Bardot in the 60s.  There is even a statue of her by the water, one of the most Instagrammed attractions of Búzios!

If you’re thinking about traveling to this charming beach town, then you have to check out this list of 11 things you can’t miss in Búzios. Boa viagem!

11. Rua das Pedras

This is the place you go to shop, eat, and people-watch. Rua das Pedras is a cobblestone street that mixes historic architecture, fantastic restaurants and fashion boutiques as well as a vibrant nightlife.

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10. Geribá Beach

If you can only visit one beach in Búzios (which would be unfortunate), you should visit Geribá Beach. This beach has crystal clear water and is a good spot if you want to take surf lessons. While you’re at it, why not get an açaí bowl at the Fishbone restaurant on the sand?

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9. Ferradurinha Beach

This tiny beach has a curious horseshoe shape and is located between Ferradura and Geribá beaches. With beautiful clear water, this spot is a favorite among local families and people who are trying to spot some wildlife, such as the ever-elusive sea turtle.

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8. Orla Bardot Boardwalk

Here is a romantic boardwalk with amazing restaurants where tourists and locals alike hang out after work or dinner. Here is where you’ll find the statue of Brigitte Bardot gazing at the water.

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7. Ponta da Lagoinha 

Looking for a great spot to watch the sunset? Head to Ponta da Lagoinha. The cliffs and rocks combined with the sea create a unique type of scenery. It’s hands-down the single most romantic place to visit in Búzios.

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6. Praia do Forno

Yes, the name translates to “Oven Beach” due to the color of its sand and the high temperatures. But don’t be alarmed: this beach is actually one of the best (and less crowded) of Búzios.

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5. Brava Beach

Although the sea currents at this beach might be a little too strong for some, it’s still a beautiful spot to visit. If you don’t want to swim, simply lay on a chair at the Silk Beach Club and enjoy the view.

 

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4. Mirante de João Fernandes

Breathtaking views of the Joao Fernandes beach. The perfect spot for catching the sunset.

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3. Azeda Beach 

This has been called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and it’s not hard to see why. This gorgeous place is known for its calm waters and winds.

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2. João Fernandinho Beach

The emerald green and crystal clear waters make it easy to see fish and coral. It’s also known for the fresh seafood served at the restaurants nearby.

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1. Azedinha Beach

You’ll have to walk for a bit to reach this water, but it’s totally worth it. This tiny beach is a favorite among both locals and tourists.

Image courtesy Guia Viagem Brasil

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