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Today we traveling to the wonderful town of
Armação dos Búzios
During the 16th century, the Tupinanbás Indians occupied the area, which is now known as Búzios. During the 17th century, the Europeans invaded what was then a small village and as a result, the Tupinanbás developed strict relationships with the French pirates and smugglers, who were interested in smuggling pau-brasil (famous Brazilian reddish wood) and selling African Slaves. Eventually the French were expelled by the Portuguese due to their bloody disputes with the Tupinambás, which resulted in a significant decrease in the Indian population in that region.
In the 18th century, the gold trade from Minas Gerais and its exportation to Europe from Rio de Janeiro attracted many ships to the Guanabara Bay. Additionally the increasing number of ships along the city’s coast brought close attention to the whale hunting practice that took place in that area. The name “Armação dos Búzios”, for instance, comes from the process of separating the meat from the bones. In addition, a famous beach in Búzios called “Praia dos Ossos” was named after the great amount of whales’ bones found along the shore. Another curious fact about this practice at the time was that the city lights were fueled with whale oil, and the famous Sant’Ana Chapel located on the top of a hill between Praia dos Ossos and Praia da Armação, was built with rocks and whale oil as well.
Around 1850 when slave trade was abolished in Brazil, Búzios was able to establish itself as a city that cultivated agricultural and fishing habits, instead of being just a smuggling, slave-trading and whale-hunting site. With time, the once European dominated city, shifted into a community composed by a mix of native descendants, blacks and interracial citizens. In 1940, In 1940, Antonio Alipio da Silva was the first political representative to initiate a political life in Búzios. As a consequence, the small town started to grow and attract a greater variety of people. During the mid 1900s, Búzios was already known to Rio’s high society, as it was a relatively reserved beach getaway from the chaotic urban life. However, it was only around 1964, when Brigitte Bardot visited the small town, that Búzios actually became well known.
Source = Wikipedia
Whats’s there to see?
There are lots of relaxing outdoor activities happening like snorkeling the beautiful coast, scuba diving, just relaxing on the amazing beach or hopping on the aqua taxi’s or buggies.
Nighttime is filled with its own magic again with the charm of the town being the famous Rua das Pedras or the “Stone Street. This cobblestone pathway consists of a large number of stores, restaurants, clubs, bars and art galleries which makes it the hot spot of the town.
This sweet coastal town also contains some of the most famous restaurants that should be visited on your trip down like the Chez Michou, known for its amazing French-style crepes and unforgetful caipirinhas, also another is Satyricon, known to be the fanciest of the bunch and amazing seafood that will make you wish you could go back and get some more.
Next to visit is the sweet Pizzaria Capricciosa, located right next to Satyricon, with their awesome range of Italian cuisines and last but not least, the baby restaurant in the package, Sollar, featuring the renowned chef Danio Braga.
The nightlife in Búzios is something that no one can not experience while being there. It truly is a must! Bars and clubs to be at include:
When to visit?
Best time to visit is when you can avoid the big crowds, so its highly recommended to go off-season (after Canaval). March to June and September to November.
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