When travelling in Rio de Janeiro finding a nice beach is not a hard thing to do. Many towns around the city have great beaches. But there is no other place like Búzios. The resort town located on a peninsula is the perfect getaway from the busy city of Rio. In a couple of hours you will find yourself in an ocean of calmness and scenic views.
Brigitte Bardot visited the town in the 60s with her Brazilian boyfriend who brought her there. They wanted to escape the paparazzi who were following them everywhere in Rio de Janeiro. At that time, the town wasn’t ready for tourism yet. Bardot, trendsetter as she is, made the town attractive for other celebrities and jetsetters. The larger scale tourism came after. To remind her for what she has meant for the local economy they placed a statue of the French model on the boulevard facing seaside. How classic.