Buzios is where people come for a true Island experience, even thought it’s not an island. It’s only a two and a half hour bus ride from Rio, and it’s 100% worth visiting if you’re in Rio.
I suggest two full days in Buzios.
Our friend Kyle was with with us for our trip to Buzios. This was great because it allowed me to be an island bum while the boys played. We decided to use the first day as a lazy day – wake up, walk to breakfast (on the beach of course), take a boat taxi to another beach, drink caipirinha’s on the beach, snorkle, drink beer on the beach, lay on the beach, stand in the water, drink caipirissima’s on the beach, grab a fancy pants dinner on the beach, go to bed feeling like you deserve a gold star for doing absolutely nothing. Who wants to go to Buzios?
After a nearly immobile day one, we decided to rent a buggy and drive around the peninsula for our second day in Buzios.
Not much to report here besides the fact that I suggest doing this. It was a great way to see the beauty of the peninsula. There are little nooks and crannies, gorgeous hidden rocky beaches, and you can park it pretty much anywhere to get out and explore further.
After buggy-ing our way around town, we ended back at our beach front for a seafood dinner, caipirissima of course, and the sunset.
I can’t complain folks. Buzios was suggested to us by a friend. We are forever grateful for that suggestion. Also know that if you stay in the South Zone of Rio, you will see tour signs EVERYWHERE for Buzios tours. We also debated going to the Isle Grande from Rio but just didn’t want to feel rushed and enjoyed Copacabana so much we didn’t see the point in leaving.
BUT, you need Buzios in your life if you’re ever in Rio. I will say it a million times until you grasp that YOU NEED BUZIOS.
We stayed at the Auberge de la Langouste which we found through booking.com. Because we booked on such late notice, it was one of the only hotels with space but we had a very pleasant stay here.
Now, it’s on to three months in Europe covering 14 countries! South America was real. It’s massive and we barely scratched the surface. Just need to be going back. But for now, we continue our travel recap on a different continent across the big water. Stay tuned.
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