by Seema Nande Updated on 13 Oct 2018
Located on the ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro, Armacao dos Buzios is a dedicated luxury holiday destination. Armacao dos Buzios is a famous beach destination in Brazil with over 21 beautiful beaches. By taking 2 hours and 30 minutes from north of Rio de Janeiro, you can reach this cool town. Water sports, shopping, dining, partying are few activities which can be enjoyed in Buzios. People rush to this place during Mid-December to Mid-March for its beautiful weather. You can go shopping in Rua das Pedras, relax and have a drink in Downtown Buzios, explore water sports or enjoy the stunning beauty of their beaches. Now, let’s check out top 15 places to visit in Armacao Dos, Buzios, Brazil.
Here's the list of Armacao Dos Buzios points of interest and 15 best things to do in Armacao Dos Buzios:
1. Enjoy sunset at the beach Praia da Tartaruga
Praia da Tartaruga is a calm beach with lovely ambiance. Antarctic currents don’t affect this beach which makes it the most peaceful beach in Armacao Dos Buzios. The name Praia da Tartaruga is translated into turtle beach in Portuguese since 3 different species of sea turtles resides here. You can try snorkeling and relax and enjoy the sunset in this warm beach.
2. Feed your stomach and mind in Rua Das Pedras
Rua Das Pedras, a Cobblestone Street is a popular location for restaurants, pubs, clubs, and bars in Brazil. If you’re hungry or want to have blasting nightlife, ride straight to this bustling area of Buzios. This place is crowded day and night with a huge range of shopping options to excite its visitors. You can shop and also satiate your appetite in Rua Das Pedras which houses some of the best eat outs in Brazil.
3. Go spiritual in Igreja de Sant'Ana Church
Set at the perfect location near the beach at Praia dos Ossos, Igreja de Sant'Ana Church is a wonderful little church. This church has historical values since it is built in 1700. You can visit this church during Saturday afternoon to participate in mass. It is a lovely destination to admire the sunset from its top. They didn't have cement during its construction hence they laid the bricks and glued them with some whale fat.
4. Treat your eyes with Praia do Forno
The red sand and natural rocks are the highlights of this beach. The water in this beach is very clear which makes it a delight to sightsee. You can reach this beach either by taxi boat or take a 15-minute mountain trail. By choosing the later to reach this place, you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the mountain surrounding this area. Pay a small amount for an umbrella, table, and chair, relax and relish on some wonderful seafood in this scintillating beach.
5. Get on a boat in Escuna
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Some places are better explored in a boat ride. Since Buzios is a beach town, it will be unfair if you don’t get into a boat. Escuna boats are famous for boating tour they offer for half day to enjoy all the beaches of Buzios. There are stopovers in few beaches such as Azeda and Joâo Fernandes. You can also go on a private boating with your loved one which is a bit costly than the regular ride.
6. Get mesmerized at the sights of Praia Azeda and Azedinha
Praia Azeda and Azedinha are the smallest beaches in Buzios with just 200 meters long together. This beach amuses its visitors with its charming turquoise water and calm atmosphere. If you reach this place early, you can relax in deckchairs and an umbrella and admire its beauty for a full day. From Praia dos Ossos, you can reach these beaches by just 15-minute walk.
7. Wander in Orla Bardot Broadwalk
After a wonderful meal from Rua Das Pedras, you can take a long walk in Orla Bardot. You can enjoy the beauty of this town along the way of this lovely Orla Bardot. It is stopover during the cruise. People can take a pleasant stroll over this place and watch, dine and drink at sunset. You can also find the statue of Brigitte Bardot during your exploration.
8. Amazing water sports in Porto da Barra
Porto da Barra faces west over the Atlantic Ocean which makes it a perfect spot to enjoy striking sunset. If you visit this place during the weekend, you can enjoy live music at Hot Dougie's Rendezvous. If you wish to have an adrenaline rush, try their water sports such as surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, and many more. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops nearby this beach for the commuters.
9. Mirante de Joao Fernandes
Joao Fernandes is a magnificent beach with clear water. You can reach this beach only by taking a boat ride since it is not accessible by foot. Mirante is an ideal place to admire the gorgeous beauty of the beach Joao Fernandes and the coastal areas. People visit this lookout location to relish incredible views and taking photos for a keepsake.
10. Come in contact with nature through Arraial do Cabo
Arraial do Cabo is an attractive coastal area which includes white sand beaches such as Grande, Forno and Pontal do Atalaia. It is located at distance of one hour drive from Buzios. You can take a boat or coach tour to explore the lovely beaches of this area. The turquoise color water with crystal clear complexion, the beaches of Arraial do Cabo is a treat for beach lovers.
11. Take a photo near Brigitte Bardot Statue
Taking a picture with a French actress in real time is not easy. But if you visit Buzios, there is a sculpture of French actress Brigitte Bardot in Orla. You can take a photo of this beautiful statue while visiting this magnificent town. During her film days back in the 1960s, Buzios was her regular vacation spot. Hence, a bronze statue created in her memory in Orla.
12. Go surfing in Geriba Beach
On the south side of the Búzios peninsula, Geriba Beach is located facing its eastward into Atlantic. Due to its southeast facing, this beach is famous for surfing. People go on jogging, swimming, play soccer, or foot volley in this beach. From December through Easter, this place is crowded the most. In the rest of the year, you can just rent a peaceful beachfront home and relax in the serenity of this beautiful beach.
13. Romance stroll in Ferradurinha Beach
Ferradurinha Beach is a romantic beach which is popular among honeymooners. This is a small, cute beach which is located between Geriba and Ferradura Beaches. Stand up paddle surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming are some of the renowned activities carried out on this beach. Local snack shop nearby this beach sells authentic Brazilian snacks.
14. Enjoy family outing in Azeda Beach
Azeda Beach is an ideal family beach which can excite both kids and adults with its charismatic appearance. It is a small beach with a beautiful view. You can reach Azeda beach in less than 10 minutes from Ossos beach. This beach is pretty packed during season time. Hence, it is advised to visit this beach during offseason for a leisure stay.
15. Take a sunbath in Brava Beach
Brava Beach is a deserted tropical beach under the blue sky with a green hill backdrop. Brava Beach is wide open with soft sand and clean water. Due to its wide area, many people prefer this beach for taking a sunbath. The waves are very strong which makes it the best destination for surfing. There are many restaurants and bars nearby for refreshments.