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It is a peninsula eight kilometers long and has many beaches, receiving sea currents from Ecuador on one side and sea currents from the south pole on the other, which means that it has beaches with both warm and cold waters.


Armação dos Búzios, or just Búzios, as it is popularly known, is a Brazilian municipality located in the Lagos Microregion of the state of Rio de Janeiro.


It borders to the west with Cabo Frio, a municipality from which it became autonomous in 1995. It is located about 173 kilometers from the center of the state capital.

Praias de Búzios
Beaches of Búzios

In the middle of the 17th century, Armação dos Búzios was a small fishing village, with about twenty houses. Invaded by the French and English, it became a base for pirates, a point of trade in brazilwood and the landing of African slaves.
At Praia de Manguinhos, you can appreciate the stone pier made by slaves. Later, the French were again expelled by the Portuguese, after bloody disputes that also decimated the indigenous population.
The origin of tourism in the region dates back to the 1940s and 1950s, when Búzios was just a peaceful fishing village.
In the beginning, tourists rented fishermen's houses, little by little, the peaceful village was transformed, as it was being "discovered" by the elites of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The first summer houses appeared.

Tourism really began to develop after the arrival of Argentines in the late 1970s, when many  wealthy people settled in Búzios, bought properties and established residences and businesses.


Trilhas de Búzios

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Búzios trails

The climate of the city is tropical type   with hot, humid summers and mild, drier winters than outside the Lake District, as gusts of wind disperse most of the clouds and cold fronts inland state.


Búzios has hot days, attenuated by the constant winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean, but its temperature in summer rarely exceeds 34 °C.


The nights are mild and not as stuffy as in the state capital, as they are attenuated by the intense and lasting winds of the so-called "Region Dispersora de Ventos", this place where the entire Region of Lakes Fluminense lies.


The hottest month is February with an average of 25 °C and the coldest month is September with an average of 19.5 °C.


The driest month is August with only 37 mm of precipitation and the wettest is December with approximately 130 mm of rain.


Ponto Turístico de Búzios
Tourist Point of Búzios
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