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Buzios Brazil

The word is out on Búzios. Once a sleepy fishing village, this town near Rio de Janeiro skyrocketed onto tourists' radars after Brigitte Bardot holidayed here during the early 1960s. Today, Búzios is one of Brazil's most glamorous and sought-after beach destinations, with all the boutique hotels, top-notch restaurants, exclusive villas and buzzy bars and clubs to show for it.

Spread out across the tip of a peninsula, Búzios offers a multitude of beaches for soaking in the sun. Ferradura and Tartaruga are both known for their stellar snorkeling conditions – sea turtles are often spotted riding the currents – with Tartaruga being particularly loved for its sunset views and kiosks selling snacks and cocktails. Catch a wave at Geriba Beach if you're looking to surf, or spend your savings at the upscale shops lining Osso Beach. Whatever your preference, don't miss the Orla Bardot Boardwalk near Canto Beach. The waterside promenade features some of the most scenic views in town.

Búzios is now an international hotspot for beachgoers, but you can still find remnants of its small-town past on Rua das Pedras. This street is lined with old cottages and boho cafés, while its seafront restaurants remain some of the best spots to enjoy the sunset over a caipirinha. From here, you can watch as the area transforms into a serious party scene.


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