Búzios in Rio de Janeiro is a top destination for many Brazilians especially the middle to upper class. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to arrive from the city of Rio by car or bus. There are several beaches to visit but it can be a long walk so people usually rent buggies or catch a taxi van. The main beach closest to downtown is Canto where you can find affordable hostels and pousadas. More people walk downtown throughout the night then day because of the amount of bars and restaurants. The two biggest night clubs are Privilege and Pasha with a steep cover price of R$80 but they usually include professional stage dancers in costumes. If you stay at the Buzios Nomad hostel they offer free passes on certain nights.
People fill the main street Rua dos Pedras until early morning hours during party nights and holidays. During the day there are several boat tours including Babylon’s booze cruise, paddle boarding, kayaking, and jeep tours. The wealthiest beach is Ferradura which has beach front property including a private helicopter pad and several resorts with luxurious pools.
Lunch and dining options include Chet Michou is a famous creperia with 2 locations in Buzios but you won’t find any churrascuiros (barbecue buffets). People also go there to drink because it is a bar-like atmosphere with music. There are plenty of cheaper eating options as well just 1 or 2 blocks south of the main road. There is a burger joint called “Ameralinho” (little yellow) and several street vendors selling hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. You can also find souvenirs including cangas, bikinis, and t-shirts cheaper than in Rio de Janeiro city. If you go to party, be prepared to dress up because you will find many people dressed to impress during the night whereas the day is more casual.