Búzios, Brazil

Búzios, Brazil, is a Brazilian resort set on an ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro, known as an upscale vacation destination with numerous beaches

Búzios, Brazil, is a Brazilian resort set on an ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro, known as an upscale vacation destination with numerous beaches

 

A sleepy fishing village propelled into the spotlight by a vacationing Brigitte Bardot, Búzios, Brazil [105 miles (169 kilometers) northeast of Rio de Janeiro] has retained its vintage holiday allure with a mix of upscale spa retreats, resorts and an endless list of outdoorsy pursuits.  The appeal of the peninsula’s beaches is two-fold; the tropical weather and scenic qualities heighten their glamorous reputation, and the strong waves and turquoise waters attract crowds of gilded youth on the lookout for surfing championships.  Visitors can explore the Igreja de Sant’Ana church perched above the Praia dos Ossos beach, discover the rugged coastline on a morning hike, or ride bikes along the boulevard to the town’s cobblestone streets and shop Rua das Pedras’ chic boutiques.

 

Overlooking the central “business district” of Búzios, Brazil -- filled with boutiques, bars, cafés, and restaurants (with more than a dozen pizzerias in the mix!)

Overlooking the central “business district” of Búzios, Brazil — filled with boutiques, bars, cafés, and restaurants (with more than a dozen pizzerias in the mix!)

 

A bronze statue of Brigitte Bardot who frequently vacationed in Búzios, Brazil, and helped popularize the peninsula and its beaches to vacationers

A bronze statue of Brigitte Bardot who frequently vacationed in Búzios, Brazil, and helped popularize the peninsula and its beaches to vacationers

 

Wooden sidewalks and cobblestone streets in the center of Búzios, Brazil, make for an inviting stroll among the boutiques and restaurants

Wooden sidewalks and cobblestone streets in the center of Búzios, Brazil, make for an inviting stroll among the boutiques and restaurants

 

A typical al fresco restaurant with local specialties, Búzios, Brazil

A typical al fresco restaurant with local specialties, Búzios, Brazil

 

Viewed through an alleyway between two shops, the large MSC cruise liner (3,000 passenger capacity) dwarfs the local fishing boats which here resemble the bathtub toys our grandchildren

Viewed through an alleyway between two shops, the large MSC cruise liner (3,000 passenger capacity) dwarfs the local fishing boats which here resemble the bathtub toys our grandchildren play with, Búzios, Brazil

 

A colorful mannequin invites visitors into a local boutique, Búzios, Brazil

A colorful mannequin invites visitors into a local boutique, Búzios, Brazil

 

A street vendor selling fresh green coconut water, Búzios, Brazil

A street vendor selling fresh green coconut water, Búzios, Brazil

 

Colorful wares for sale outside and inside a boutique in the heart of Búzios, Brazil

Colorful wares for sale outside and inside a boutique in the heart of Búzios, Brazil

 

The statue of three fishermen in the harbor is very lifelike, Búzios, Brazil

The statue of three fishermen in the harbor is very lifelike, Búzios, Brazil

 

Legal Notices: All photographs copyright © 2018 by Richard C. Edwards. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Permission to link to this blog post is granted for educational and non-commercial purposes only.

 

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