The Peninsula of Búzios, Brazil
11.04.2009 - 22.04.2009 80 °F
Initially, Búzios appeared to be too much of a tourist destination for my taste. However, that changed within a few days of being in the gorgeous, waterfront village. The Nomad Hostel, where Nora and I stayed, was perfectly located in the centro of Búzios right off the main street, Rua de Pedras. This is where most of the restaurants, shops, and bars are located. With an ocean view and the heavenly aroma of fresh Roman pizza coming in from the restaurant next door, this popular Brazilian tourist destination was enchanting. Even with the swarms of people in for the Paixão and Páscoa (Good Friday and Easter Sunday) holiday.
The island of Búzios, as I kept calling it even though it was actually a peninsula, is easy to get around by foot. Everything is centrally located, yet buggy rentals are available and extremely fun to ride in. Nora and I thought about renting one with some other girls we met, but never made it around to renting one.
The peninsula is surrounded by several beaches. Too many for Nora, myself and some Swedish guys we met our first day to see in the short amount of time we had in Búzios so we explored a handful of the ones that were recommended to us by one of the owners of the Nomad Hostel. Geribá was our favorite beach out of the ones we had a chance to explore. It was fun to play in the water at Geribá because the waves were bigger than some of the other beaches we had visited. Also, there is a wonderful petite acaí stand you may want to try while you're there. Other beaches I would recommend are João Fernandez, Ferradura and Tartaruga.