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By Luiz Silva
What was once a quaint fisherman’s village is now an international hotspot for tourism. Buzios attained international attention when the renowned actress, Brigitte Bardot, began to frequent the sultry peninsular paradise in 1964 and it remains popular today.
Located just one hundred miles north of Rio de Janeiro ,Buzios is nestled away neatly into the South-central coastline of Brazil. Interestingly, Buzios has not lost much of the rustic charm it boasted half a century ago, though it now contains an intriguing mixture of sophisticated hotels and charming little inns. Buzios exemplifies great service and is second to none with regards to fine exotic cuisine and fabulous old world service. Let the fine people from Buzios pamper you with their kindness, good service, and a sophistication that comes only from catering to the most discerning and finicky guests year after year.
There are 26 gorgeous beaches in Buzios, each one with its own air of distinction. Do you like cool refreshing waters or do you go more for the warm comfortable effect ? Buzios has both in abundance! Whether you prefer surfing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, or fishing (or you name it), Buzios has it.
Just imagine catching a water taxi (yes, water taxi). A boat will carry you from one beach to another. As you contemplate your next move, the water splashes ever so delicately in your hair and the perfectly sculpted landscape simply takes your breath away. You will see mountainous looking terrain jutting up right in the middle of the ocean as you have the pleasure of visiting some of the surrounding islands.
In addition to family fun, Buzios has all kinds of single nightlife (and day life for that matter). The night life is international, playing host to a quarry of mixed styles of vocal and instrumental entertainment. From Brazilian Jazz to samba style, there is plenty of variety on the musical scene.Golf in Buzios
Golf lovers will be happy to learn that right beside Buzios’ airport is the golf course designed by
Pete and Perry Dye, who also designed courses in Denver, New Albany, and the
famous Harbortown in Hilton Head, S.C. The golf course has over one million
square meters of green area with 18 holes of golf. It is considered one of the
most sophisticated golf courses in South America.
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