A few generations ago, this was where you'd find a quiet fishing village with all the tourist fanfare of paint drying. Then a famous actress (Bridgette Bardot) made it her holiday destination of choice and the world found out about Armacao dos Buzios on the Buzios Peninsula. This city has over twenty gorgeous beaches that, in their variety, provide any visitor with their perfect location to relax and enjoy the eternal summer of the Brazilian coast. Geriba Beach is most popular with surfers, windsurfers, and other active beach-goers for the consistent breeze, stiff waves, and positive vibes. You can also rent snorkels and masks at João Fernandes, another popular locale that gets quite crowded in high season. Scuba divers will encounter the best visibility and marine life just offshore near the Ilha da Ancora.
If you'd like to stretch your legs and do more than lay around in Brazil, we suggest trekking out along the peninsula on foot from Ferradurinha Beach to the Praia das Tartarugas (Turtle Pools), an enclave of saltwater baths near the tip of the peninsula where you can rent a kayak to navigate these pristine waters.
Location:Armacao dos Buzios
Note:Buzios is a 167 km (104 mile) drive east of Rio de Janeiro. To complement the extensive beach community, there is also an exceedingly popular clubbing scene that really thrives in the summer months along the main street, Rua dos Pedros.