Armacao dos Buzios

Armacao dos Buzios
The resort city of Armacao dos Buzios is often referred to as simply 'Buzios' and is around 169 km / 105 miles to the north-east of Rio de Janeiro, being reached in just over two hours or thereabouts.
This beautiful peninsula was historically a haunt of slave trades and even pirates, although today, it is the beaches and related attractions that draw so many day trippers here, along with its association with legendary movie star, Brigitte Bardot. Joao Fernandinho Beach is one of the most scenic of the 20+ beaches within Armacao dos Buzios, with others including Azeda, Ferradura and Geriba. Surfing, windsurfing and other water sports are extremely popular in Buzios.