From rip-roaring surf to calm clear inlets, there is a beach for everyone. It all depends on what beach experience you’re looking for. For a satellite view click here.
Geriba Beach is the big and energetic party beach. It’s got the waves and babes. This is a strut and party place. Beachfront bars fill for sunset and the music, and the action goes late into the night.
The Fishbone is massive and full of energy! For lunch grab a plastic table and chair and waiters will bring you a platter filled with lobsters and fish. Pick yours and they grill it up and serve.
Azeda Beach is totally different. It is small and calm with crystal clear water, and is perfect for snorkeling. You can get there from town by foot trail or by small taxi boats that are very inexpensive.
Ferradura and Joao Fernandinho are also good choices for sunning and chilling. With 23 choices, pack up sunscreen and sunglasses—there are no disappointments in Buzios!
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It is a religious experience that requires no denomination; it’s all about going down. A fifteen-minute theory session on diving is followed by forty minutes of instruction on boat or beach with personal instructor. About 30 minutes away is Arraial do Cabo, one of Brazil’s top dive zones. Jump into the aquarium. Here are some reputable dive tours; Casamer, Mer Azul and True Blue.
Always wanted to hang ten? Avoid bad gnarly and get a one-day surfing lesson, surfer body not included. Jurgen Oliveir is the local surf god and teaches classes up to four people. Laser and wind surfing lessons are more available than coffee in this Brazilian paradise. The hardest part is to maintain the fuel for what is Brazil . . . nightlife.