The most iconic paved street in Buzios, this place has got everything you need for a fun vacation.
One of the most iconic and thriving locations in Buzios is Rua das Pedras Buzios. This translates to Stone Street. This is a culmination of culture, food, at music and everything fun, exciting and delightful. Be amazed by the unique experience that you can get just by walking around. The Rua das Pedras Buzios is just 400 meters long but it is teeming with fine restaurants, bars, art galleries, souvenir shops and other stores. It can be easily stated that this street is the center of attraction for those who are seeking non-beach action for a moment. One of the more iconic things you can find by Rua das Pedras Buzios is the sculpture of the iconic Bridgette Bardot who once walked on these streets. The sculpture of the sitting Bardot binds Rua das Pedras Buzioswith the Ossos beach. The appeal of Rua das Pedras Buzios is really charming, simple yet very energetic and full of class. You can have your friends walk around and at the end of the day you will have more friends from where you started. The place is not just filled with locals but also with an international crowd with the same intention as any other visitor to absorb and be part of this amazing location. Rua das Pedras Buzios is all about the pleasures of life. It is about music with the clubs and bars that are open at night, the posh restaurants that offer amazing local and international dishes, fun fashions, amazing art pieces and many more. Walk across the Rua das Pedras Buzios and you will find yourself having a good conversation with another person. It is advantageous to learn the Portuguese language, even colloquial to make conversation with some good locals. When you get tired of all the walking go to the ocean front and experience the beauty of the waters and the amazing climate. This place is just pure bliss.
Since we know you got the night covered, we present some great daytime activities for you to enjoy! Buzios is that amazing beach paradise destination. Bathed with over 20 beaches and just a 2hr drive from Rio de Janeiro, Buzios is the perfect place to go to enjoy a fun sunny day with plenty of activities.
Ever wonder how this amazing peninsula got peopled? Find out…
Buzios is a melting pot of cultures. From its earliest written history to the modern times, Buzios dwellers greatly impacted how we look and appreciate this peninsula. As early as 1500s, we already know that the Indians have already been cultivating and using Buzios before the French pirates got into the picture. Tupinambas Indians are the first true Buzios dwellers and they survived using hunting and fishing. By growing corn and cassava, these Buzios dwellers were able to live pretty stable and sustainable lives. By the time of the French and Portuguese bout on Buzios, the Portuguese were able to influence the native Buzios dwellers. The entry of the English culture minimized the population of the native Buzios dwellers.
The Portuguese have totally changed the cultural landscape and added up to the influence most especially in the language. These new Buzios dwellers also infused new industries such as whaling which had to stop around the 18th and 19th centuries because of the intense depletion of whale species.
For many years, the Buzios dwellers have continued their humble fishing industry until a pivotal moment when French actress Brigitte Bardot’s visit to the land changed this location into a tourist spot for the jet setters. The Buzios dwellers developed the land to fit the needs of the international market.
To date, Portuguese speaking Buzios dwellers are still the biggest population in this peninsula followed by those coming from different locations around the world. Many people have fallen in love and stayed in this paradise. The diversity of the people makes Buzios an amazing location.
The cultures have changed but it still has that unique Buzios flair. It is a sophisticated, laidback and special mixture of people that adds up to the allure and appeal of his amazing peninsula in this blessed country.