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Information about Beaches of Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

Buzios is all about its beaches, find out each beach suits you better and enjoy your time ! 

At last count Buzios had 21 beaches. Each has its own personality and caters to a different crowd. Some beaches are perfect for families. Some beaches are ideal for surfers. And some beaches are made for lovers. What they all have in common is their stunning beauty and exquisite waters.

Finding Your Beach

Find the perfect beach in Buzios Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Somewhere on the peninsula of Buzios is a beach that Mother Nature made just for you. All you have to do is find it. Begin by asking yourself what you are looking for in a beach. If you are into surfing then a beach with high winds and tall waves might be more preferable. If you have a family with small children then a beach with warm calm waters is just ideal. Honeymooners want a beach that is romantic and secluded far away from prying eyes.


For visitors who like to surf, wind surf or kite surf some of the best beaches are on the Upper Peninsula. The most popular beaches are Manguinhos, Praia dos Tucuns and Praia de Geriba. These three beaches all have strong tradewinds that come in over the shore in the afternoon. There are also surfing schools here to train you in board surfing, wind surfing or kite surfing. Many shops along these beaches will rent the equipment to you.

Family Beaches

The family beaches in Buzios all have similar features. They are very easy to get to and are usually just off the main road. The surf is calm without a lot of wave action. The water is usually a beautiful turquoise blue, quite warm and crystal clear. The ocean floor is soft and does not drop off precipitously but rather declines gradually. The sand is usually fine and soft so it does not hurt little feet. Some of the most popular family beaches in Buzios are Praia do Forno, Praia de Joao Fernandinho, Praia de Joao Fernandes, Praia da Azeda and Praia da Tartaruga.

Lovers Beach

Finally there are beaches that are perfect for honeymooners and lovers. These beaches are usually small and off the beaten bath. They can be quite difficult to get to and as a result are rarely filled with beach goers. At the right time of year a couple could even have one of these beaches all to themselves for a day. Some of the beaches that are just right for couples are Praia da Foca, Praia Olho de Boi, Praia da Azedinha, Praia dos Amores and Praia das Virgens.

Buzios has some of the most picturesque and panoramic beaches in the world. Don’t think you have to travel far to see them as there some exquisite beaches in the center of town including Praia do Canto and Praia da Armaçao. Each beach is unique and has something special to offer every visitor. So do not hesitate to venture out and explore the Buzios coastline. You will be pleasantly surprised.