Just three hours drive from Rio de Janeiro lies Búzios, a vibrant, cosmopolitan peninsula that’s been dubbed Brazil’s St Tropez.
Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this once modest fishing village shot to fame in 1964 when French starlet Brigitte Bardot came here with her Brazilian boyfriend to escape the hordes of paparazzi in Rio. The town didn’t even have electricity back then, but it still swept her off her feet. She publicly declared her love of the town and so began the stream of celebrity visitors, along with Brazil and Argentina’s wealthy elite. Over the years Búzios has welcomed the likes of Mick Jagger, Raquel Welch and Madonna. This beautiful peninsular beach town offers amazing beaches, watersports, yachts, incredible mansions , luxury hotels, excellent restaurants, tasteful boutiques and a vibrant night life with upscale clubs.