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Búzios Money-Saving Tips

Scout out the beaches

Each piece of sand is occupied by a different “tribe,” so sample a few to figure out where you fit in.


Traveling by night? The same fishermen who lead seaside day tours moonlight as “water taxis,” dropping tourists off at distant beaches for a reasonable fee. Hire them at the town’s main dock.

Take a nap

Nightlife goes late – you’ll enjoy it more if you take a nap in the afternoon.


Drivers beware – downtown parking is scarce in Búzios. As in many parts of Brazil, freelance parking attendants often offer to “watch your car” as soon as you step out. Agree on a price beforehand, then pay half upfront and the rest upon return.


Emulate what the Brazilians are wearing. At first that string bikini or those speedos might feel odd, but eventually you’ll get used to it and you’ll mix much better with the locals as a result.

Free transfers

Many upscale hotels and pousadas offer free transfer service from airports and hotels in Rio de Janeiro to Búzios. Ask when you make your reservation.

Road trip

Búzios is located 105 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. The drive can be made comfortably in less than two hours. Check the website Búzios Online for detailed directions in English.

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