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Buzios is a resort town in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It has about 25,000 inhabitants.
It is a gorgeous little town with a Mediterranean feel. It is not for nothing that it is called "The Saint Tropez of Brazil". Its charming cobbled streets, numerous bars and restaurants with outdoor terraces, fountains and beautiful buildings will make you feel like you are on the old continent. On top of this, Brigitte Bardot used to live in and be in love with Buzios. You will see a few statues of her along the way and many establishment using her name or her image, she is a kind of a legend there.
You can do many water sports in Buzios such as surfing, diving, windsurfing etc. You can also rent a buggy to visit the resort's numerous beaches (more than 20). The town centre is great for partying, dining and shopping.
It is recommended to do a day boat excursion. Some might not be very keen on sharing their day with a group of other tourists drinking beer and cachaca all day but this is actually a great way of exploring the natural wonders all around Buzios. You will get into an old boat that will take you to several amazing spots. You will have a few stops to relax on secluded beaches or to snorkel in crystal clear waters.
Dining is of course a great activity in Buzios with thousands of restaurants all around town you will find many options to experience the local food. You will of course find many great restaurants for seafood, but be careful, they are not all great so try to do a bit of research before going to any good looking place.
You can catch a bus from Rio's bus terminal that will take you to Buzios in less than 3 hours. The bus company is called "1001" and there are buses leaving every 2 hours. Prices are around R$ 40 one way.
|Bella Vista Village Hostel||Rua16, Lote18 Altode Brava||Hostel||-|
|Buzios Adventure Hostel||Av Jose B. Ribeiro Dantas, 1200 - FDS||Hostel||80|
|HI Buzios||Rua Marisol, 35||Hostel||78|
|Buzios Pousada Telhado Verde||Rua Vieira Camara 30 Geriba Geriba||Guesthouse||-|
|Che Lagarto hostel Buzios||Calle Da Paz 7||HOSTEL||81|
|Deauville Pousada||Praia de Joao Fernandes Rua 1||Guesthouse||83|
|El Misti Buzios Hostel & Pousada||Rua JV no. 7, Ferradura||HOSTEL||-|
|Hibiscus Beach Pousada||Rua 1 #22, João Fernandes,||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostel Geriba||Rua Rio de Janeiro, 227 Geriba||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Lobo Inn Buzios||Av.Jose.B.R.Dantas 2980||Hostel||85|
|Nomad Buzios Seashore Hostel||Rua da Pedras n 25 - Bzios - RJ||HOSTEL||88|
|Phoenix Hostel Buzios||Rua Engenheiro Hugo de Matos, 8,Geriba, Buzios, RJ||HOSTEL||82|
|Pousada Afrika||Estrada Usina Nova 444 Centro||Guesthouse||-|
|Tropico de Capricornio Hotel||Alto de Buzios Rua A n°25||hotel||-|
|Zen-Do Guest House||Rua Joao Fernandes N 60||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Janellas do Mar||Rua Bela Vista, 8||GUESTHOUSE||96|
|Pousada Cala d'Or||Estrada da Usina esquina com Rua da Brava||Guesthouse||-|
|Nova Villa Tortuga||Av. Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 1120||HOSTEL||-|
|Surf Pousada & Hostel||Rua Amendoeiras, 3 - Geriba||HOSTEL||-|
|Pousada Recanto das Emerencias||Rua Alegria de Buzios, 23 Tucuns||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Mar e Terra||Rua da Alegria, 13 Tucuns||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Miami Guesthouse Buzios||Rua Felipe Gustavo, 5 Centro||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Bella Geriba Buzios||Rua Vieira Camara 09, Manguinhos||Guesthouse||-|
|Pousada Praia e Conforto||Rua Luiz Joaquim Pereira 50, Centro||Guesthouse||-|
|Pousada Paraju||Rua Bambuzal, 21 Geriba||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada A Casa do Torrely||Estrada Canto Esquerdo de Geriba 62 Geriba||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|El Misti Hostel Yellow||Rua da Mandragora, 13||HOSTEL||79|
|Alegravila HI Buzios Central||Av.Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 1475||HOSTEL||-|
|Pousada Recanto de Geriba||Rua Vieira Camara, qd e lote 02||HOTEL||-|
|Ferradura Hostel Buzios||Rua G-5 Lote 17 Condominio Atlantico Ferradura||HOSTEL||-|
|Pousada Le Palmier||Rua J VI nº 14 - Ferradura||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Mega Buzios Guest House||Rua Vila Das Aroeiras 180 Manguinhos ARMAÇÃO DOS BUZIOS||Guesthouse||-|
|La Tana del Tano Guest House||rua A lote 20 quadra 15||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Bella Vista Village Buzios||Rua 16, no. 18, Alto da Brava Rio de Janeiro||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel Alto Manhattan||7 Rua Alto Manhattan Armação dos Búzios||Hostel||-|
|Pousada Canto do Mar||rua rui barbosa 407||Hostel||-|
|Pousada Piratas de Buzios||Rua Felina Pina da Silveira N 16 Manguinhos||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|SuCasa Hostel||Rua dos Gravatas, 89 Geriba||HOSTEL||-|
|Lagoon Backpackers||Rua Rio de Janeiro, 228||HOSTEL||78|
|Pousada Cantinho de Geriba||Rua Vieira Camara, 182 3 rua a direita||HOTEL||-|
|Surfbackpackers Hostel Buzios||Rua dos Namorados, 95 Geriba||HOSTEL||-|
|Art Beach Hostel Búzios||Rua iuca, casa 5 - Geribá - Búzios||HOSTEL||87|
|Arvore da Vida Pousada & Hostel Boutique||Rua J-V, S/N, Lote 15 e 17, Cond. Atlântico Ferradura-Armação de Búzios- RJ||HOSTEL||-|
|Maresia de Buzios Guest House||Rua Pitangueiras Quadra 12 Lote 19||HOSTEL||-|
|Casa Pitanga||Rua 5, Baia Formosa Casa||APARTMENT||-|
|Casa da Lagoa Guest House||Rua E, Nro 15 Geriba||HOSTEL||-|
|Pousada Santa Fé||Praça Santos Dumont 300, Centro||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Internet cafes (Lan houses) are increasingly common, and even small towns often have at least one spot with more or less decent connections.
An increasing number of hotels, airports and shopping malls also offer hotspots for Wi-Fi with your laptop computer or of course smartphone. Sometimes it is free, sometimes you need to register and there is a time limite and sometimes you need to pay a small amount for (day) use.
See also International Telephone Calls
The country calling code to Brazil is: 55. To make an international call from , the code is: 0014. All cities use the following emergency numbers: 190 (police), 192 (medical) and 193 (fire department). However, if you dial 911 or 112 while in Brazil, you will be redirected to the police.
Brazil uses two-digit area codes, and phone numbers are eight digits long. Numbers beginning with digits 2 to 5 are land lines, while eight-digit numbers beginning with digits 6 to 9 are mobile phones.
Public payphones use disposable prepaid cards, which come with 20, 40, 60 or 75 credits. The discount for buying cards with larger denominations is marginal. Phone booths are nearly everywhere, and all cards can be used in all booths, regardless of the owner phone company. Cards can be bought from many small shops, and almost all news agents sell them.
Brazil has 4 national mobile operators: Vivo (Telefónica Group), Claro (Telmex/América Móvil Group), OI and TIM (Telecom Italia Group), all of them running GSM and HSDPA/HSPA+ networks. Pay-as-you-go (pré-pago) SIM cards for GSM phones are widely available in places like newsstands, drugstores, supermarkets, retail shops, etc.
Correios is the national postal service of Brazil. It is a government run postal service and overseen by the Brazilian Ministry of Communications. Post offices are generally open from Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 5:00pm, although post offices located in shopping malls have their own opening hours, usually from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There are no set opening hours at weekends and as post office owners can choose when to open and close. More and more post offices are open until 1:00pm on Saturdays though. You can check things at the nearest post office.
Sending postcards, letters and parcels is a rather straightforward process and services are reliable, though not overly fast when sending post internationally, mostly taking about a week to the USA and Europe, and there is a track-and-trace service for this as well. Domestically, there are both next day as well as more expensive same day delivery options. Stamps are available at post offices, as well as some kiosks or other places where they sell postcards.
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