Armação dos Búzios is located about 160 km from the state capital, Rio de Janeiro. With only eight kilometers of extension, it is a beautiful peninsula scalloped by 23 beaches that offer both colder and warmer water depending on the side of the peninsula you are in. A fishing village until the early ’60s, when it was ‘discovered’ by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend, it’s now one of Brazil’s most upscale and animated seaside resorts, filled with designer stores, fine restaurants, villas, bars and famous nightclubs.
Climate & History
The average annual temperature is 24 ° C and the rainfall is the lowest in the Rio de Janeiro state, offering almost 300 days of sun a year.
It has a significant trajectory in history since the tupinambás indians, that were occupying the area, fishing, hunting and cultivating manioc, developed strait relations with pirates and french smugglers, who acquired Pau Brasil wood, pepper, and other native products. In the mid-seventeenth century the city was invaded by French and English dealers and was also a pirate stronghold and point of disembarkation of slaves from Africa.
In 1964, Brigitte Bardot has refuged herself in Buzios and the fame of this heavenly place ran the world.