Buzios is a typical charming beach town, filled with shops, bars, and restaurants. Buzios is in Brazil, but you could just as easily be in the Caribbean or Mediterranean Seas. Buzios was "discovered" by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend in the 1960s, and since then it has been considered Brazil's St. Tropez.
Buzios has several beaches, and many of the Celebrity Infinity passengers took a catamaran or schooner to go island hopping to many of these picturesque sites. Others went on a 4x4 tour across the dunes in nearby Pero Beach or saw the Buzios beaches via an open air trolley bus. We really enjoyed the great shopping in the numerous shops, the wonderful walkway along the beach, and having a cold beer in one of the outdoor restaurants.
Buzios, Brazil Shopping Area
We found lots of good bargains in Buzios on souvenirs, wood carvings, clothing, and articles made by local artisans.
Buzios, Brazil - Statue of Brigitte Bardot in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios is a picturesque beach town that was changed when French film star and sexpot Brigitte Bardot "discovered" the area with her Brazilian boyfriend.
Buzios is often called the St. Tropez of Brazil since it has many trendy boutiques, fine restaurants, and expensive villas. Most of the Buzios residents love what Brigitte Bardot did for their village, and they built this statue in her honor. Every male tourist who walks by has to stop and have his picture made sitting in Brigitte's lap, and we even saw many of the old men kissing her on the cheek!
Buzios, Brazil - Celebrity Infinity and Statues of Three Fishermen
The Three Fishermen statues are supposed to be hauling in fishing nets, but this picture almost looks like they are pulling in the Celebrity Infinity!
Buzios, Brazil - Working on Boats in the Harbor at Buzios
These two small fishing boats look very different than the beautiful large cruise ship the Celebrity Infinity.
Buzios, Brazil - Statue of Brazilian President in Buzios
This statue of the president of Brazil is interesting since he is so casual -- note that one shoe is off!