Buzios - Charming Brazilian Beach Town Near Rio de Janeiro

Celebrity Infinity in the Harbor at Buzios Brazil

Linda Garrison

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.

We visited Buzios on a Celebrity Infinity cruise that embarked in Buenos Aires, and visited Montevideo, Porto Belo, and Rio de Janeiro before sailing back to Buenos Aires.

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.

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Buzios Harbor in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios Harbor in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil Shopping Area

Buzios, Brazil Shopping Area
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison

We found lots of good bargains in Buzios on souvenirs, wood carvings, clothing, and articles made by local artisans.

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Buzios, Brazil - Poster Advertising Upcoming Carnaval

Buzios, Brazil - Poster Advertising Upcoming Carnaval
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Downtown Buzios Street

Buzios, Brazil - Downtown Shopping Area
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Harbor in Buzios with Celebrity Infinity at Anchor

Buzios, Brazil - Harbor in Buzios with Celebrity Infinity at Anchor
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Statue of Brigitte Bardot in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Statue of Brigitte Bardot in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison

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!

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Buzios, Brazil - Harbor at Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Harbor at Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Celebrity Infinity and Statues of Three Fishermen

Buzios, Brazil - Celebrity Infinity and Statues of Three Fishermen
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison

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!

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Buzios, Brazil - Beach Area in Buzios

Buzios, Brazil - Beach Area in Buzios
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Three Fishermen Statue on the Beach in Buzios

Buzios, Brazil - Three Fishermen Statue on the Beach in Buzios
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Working on Boats in the Harbor at Buzios

Buzios, Brazil - Working on Boats in the Harbor at Buzios
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison

These two small fishing boats look very different than the beautiful large cruise ship the Celebrity Infinity.

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Buzios, Brazil - Marvel Paull and Statue in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Marvel Paull and Statue in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Funky Artwork in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Funky Artwork in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Harbor in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Harbor in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Beach Bar and Restaurant in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Beach Bar and Restaurant in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Street Scene in Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil - Street Scene in Buzios, Brazil
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil - Statue of Brazilian President in Buzios

Buzios, Brazil - Statue of Brazilian President in Buzios
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison

This statue of the president of Brazil is interesting since he is so casual -- note that one shoe is off!

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Buzios, Brazil as Seen from the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship

Buzios, Brazil as Seen from the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Buzios, Brazil as Seen from the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship

Buzios, Brazil as Seen from the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship
Buzios Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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