Armação dos Búzios


with  the Tupinambás, the French took possession of the Cabo Frio region and the Búzios peninsula and built protection bases and wood storage, mainly Brazil wood, and occupied Guanabara Bay. This occupation lasted for 20 years until the Portuguese gathered an army that in 1575 defeated the French and massacred the Tupinambas in a final battle known as the "Cabo frio War." In 1617, the Portuguese, allied with the Goitacás Natives, finally expelled the French from the peninsula and exterminated the Tupinambás. They banned fishing all over the coast, from Campos to Maricá, so that the region could not sustain itself independently. João Fernandes, who today gives name to the beach, in 1679 would have been condemned to die in the trunk, only for the crime of fishing in the waters of Búzios.

Attack of the Portuguese and Tupiniquins to the huts Tupinambás - XVI century - Theodor de Bry

Since the 1000s the region was inhabited by the Tupinambás, Tupi-speaking people also known as Tamoios. With the arrival of the European in the sixteenth century, these people had commercial relations with French corsairs and smugglers, selling brazilwood, pepper and native products. In 1555, Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon came to found France Antarctica, with the good relationship

Attack of Portuguese to French Corsair        XVI century - Theodor de Bry

In the middle of century XVII, the town was invaded by French and English. It was the base of pirates, the point of traffic of brazilwood and the landing of African slaves. Later, the French were expelled by the Portuguese after bloody disputes that significantly decimated the indigenous population. At the end of the seventeenth century, it was a small fishing village with about twenty houses. With the prohibition of the slave trade in Brazilian waters, in 1850, the clandestine landing flourished. José Gonçalves, the region's largest trafficker, continued to make a fortune in this deplorable human trade, prompting the English navy to land Marines in Buzios. After the abolition of slavery in 1888, the former slaves founded a settlement on Rasa beach, where a powerful quilombo already existed.

At the end of the 19th century, Búzios began to receive Portuguese immigrants who joined the local fishermen group, teaching them new fishing techniques. At that time, the Búzios fish frame was also created, which consisted of a structure to capture fishes, which gave rise to the name of the beach resort: Armação dos Búzios. Whales were also hunted for the extraction of their oil, which was used both for the illumination of the city of Rio de Janeiro and for export. The bones of the captured animals were buried on the beach next to Armação Beach, giving rise to the name of one of the most famous beaches of Búzios, Praia dos Ossos.

Church of Santa'Anna - Búzios

Brigitte Bardot - Búzios - 1964

At the height of the whaling industry, Búzios became a small fishing village. Until the mid-20th century, there were few houses, most of them along the shore of Canto Beach, the current Orla Bardot and Armação Beach. In the summer of 1963/1964, actress Brigitte Bardot, then at the height of her fame and career, had come to Brazil, especially to Rio de Janeiro, visiting with a boyfriend. The days of Brigitte Bardot in Rio de Janeiro were being very uncomfortable for her, since she found no peace, being much persecuted by photographers wherever she went. Tired of the lack of privacy and unable to rest, her boyfriend and friends had the idea of ​​taking refuge in a remote place where there would not be harassment of the photographers and this place was Búzios, where Brigitte Bardot found peace and the beautiful nature around, walk and walk through the place, then a small village, where no one cared about her.

His days in Búzios were pleasant and quiet, in that place that was then only a fishing village, with few houses, in a paradisiac place. Since then Búzios has gained national and international fame. The fame of paradisiacal place continued to grow and to propagate, with many celebrities and millionaires visiting the place from the years of 1970. Búzios had become a place of fashion. The site continued to grow rapidly, having become the target of real estate speculation, and in 1995, it became an autonomous municipality, emancipating itself from Cabo Frio. With a fixed population of approximately 30 thousand inhabitants, the city receives more than one and a half million tourists a year.

The city is also marked by a style of architecture and construction that characterizes Búzios, remembering and referring to the style of colonial houses and by the use of certain construction materials, woodwork, clay tiles and other elements, giving the constructions and architecture of the city a distinctive and typical appearance of the place.

Following this aesthetic and culturally preservationist ideal, the urban legislation of the city also prohibits the construction of tall buildings, and in the place one can see predominantly houses of a maximum of 2 floors or having at most a third floor as gazebo or mezzanine.

Architecture of Búzios - Pousada Santorini



Rua das Pedras - Búzios


Statue of Brigitte Bardot - Orla Bardot - Búzios



Main tourist point of Búzios after the beaches, Rua das Pedras attracts a crowd of tourists. The place is full of good shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, tourist agencies and hotels. It is almost obligatory point among the visitors. Although Rua das Pedras is only 600 meters long and is destined for the circulation of pedestrians, in practice it goes far beyond this short stretch. The street encompasses several blocks around, which follow the same elegant and charming mood. The set of these blocks works as a large entertainment area. A real open-air mall with beautiful people, great music and lots of options for fun.

Among the main options of shops is possible to find from spaces with pieces of stylists and local artists to great international names. Great for shopping or watching a movie at the charming Gran Cine Bardot. Restaurants range from burgers and crepes to elaborate seafood. For those who like the night, Rua das Pedras is also ideal, with several bars and ballads. Distance from Santorinni Pousada 1.8km.

Boardwalk connecting the end of Rua das Pedras to Fisherman's Wharf, on Armação Beach. It is place to stroll calmly, enjoying the landscape of boats and colonial mansions at sunset. Sit on the stools and watch life pass by at this delightful interval amid the hectic life of Buzios.

The border was named after the French actress Brigitte Bardot, a passionate about the region. Besides the name, she was also honored with a statue on the way to Rua das Pedras. Like Brigitte, President Juscelino Kubitschek also won a sculpture by the sea, very close to the representation that honors the local fishermen. Distance from Santorinni Pousada 1,2km.

Next to Manguinhos Pier, Porto da Barra is perfect for a leisurely lunch or romantic dinner. In perfect harmony with nature, Porto da Barra offers several restaurants with varied cuisine in an area of 14,000 meters of green near the sea of Manguinhos. When it gets dark, the relaxed atmosphere of the lunch turns into pure romanticism. Candles take over restaurant tables while decks and wooden walkways amid native trees gain special lighting. Dinner can be served indoors or outdoors, under a starry sky. Next door is the Manguinhos Fishermen's Colony, a traditional fish market in Búzios. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 4.0km.

Porto da Barra  - Búzios 






It is the closest beach of Santorinni Pousada, only 200 meters. The beach has calm blue waters with many small fish, its sand in some parts are pink in others are white. It is no accident that it is an obligatory stop for the schooner trips. The beach is a favorite of foreign tourists, who find there good infrastructure of bars and restaurants serving snacks and dishes based on lobsters and shrimps. For leisure there are several options such as pedal boats, kayaks, snorkeling, boat trip, banana boat, ski. Beach ideal for children. The kiosks stand on a plateau, but often spread tables and chairs in the sand. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 0.2km.


Small, quiet and charming, the beach of calm and crystalline waters is accessible by the right corner of João Fernandes beach by the rocks or by a trail with steps down the hill. The attractions are due to the cost covered by the native vegetation that surrounds it, wanted for the practice of diving of snorkel and of submarine hunting. Rustic kiosks offer chilled drinks and chairs, while leafy almond trees guarantee shade. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 0,4km.


Azeda beach, with calm and transparent waters, is accessible by a cobbled street and a wooden staircase from Ossos beach. A nice alternative is to take an acqua-taxi at Bones beach and do a quick and beautiful ride on the way or the return. In the right corner, a short and easy path near the rocks leads to the beach of Azedinha - so small, it can be explored in about 40 steps. Included among the most beautiful beaches in Brazil - contoured by rocky walls and abundant vegetation - Azeda and Azedinha became Environmental Protection Areas and all kiosks and bars were removed from the sand. There are only makeshift boats that serve drinks and rent chairs and umbrellas. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 0,7km.


Packed with fishing boats, tree-lined seafront and charming renovated fishermen's houses, the beach looks postcard-like. On the left side, at the top, is the church of Sant'Ana, with a beautiful view; and the Yacht Club of Búzios. On the other side is the path that leads to Azeda beach. Perfect for taking photos, taking walks and taking small ones, you have improvised canoes on the sand that guarantee cold drinks. For those who do not want to walk to Azeda or Azedinha, there are acqua-taxis that lead there and also to other beaches. Distance from the Pousada Santorinni 0,8km.


The beach surrounds the entire Rua das Pedras and Orla Bardot and, in most of the stretches, there is no sand. It is there that is the pier, from where the boats leave for trips through beaches and islands of the region. In addition to the fishing boats, the scenery is ornamented by Caboclo Island, very close to the shore, and by three beautiful bronze sculptures that honor the fishermen the French actress Brigitte Bardot and the former president Juscelino Kubitschek. Benches and beachfront decks - plus the bars and restaurants that dot the sidewalk across the street - are perfect for sunbathing. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 1,0km.


This beach is very central next to Rua das Pedras, the most famous of Búzios, there are buildings on the edge of the beach like houses, inns, bars and restaurants. In its waters there are several boats and a pier, where people embark for their boat trips around the region. Blue sea with clear and cold waters. Normally on this beach people really like going to a bar or a restaurant on the waterfront and watching the beautiful view of the beach eating and drinking the best of Búzios. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 2.0km.


Deserted and with native vegetation, it is accessible only at low tide and on foot, by trail, with steep stretches that leave Canto beach. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 2.6km.











The beach has calm waters and generally the region's hottest as it does not receive the cold currents of Antarctica. Take the opportunity to snorkel and snorkel at the beaches in the right corner. Along the extensive strip of sand, kiosks for all tastes spread tables, chairs and sun loungers. The soundtrack, packed by MPB, guarantees relaxation. Do not leave before sunset. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 2,9km.

Continuation of the beaches Rasa and Baia Formosa, Manguinhos has good and constant winds, sheltering the seat of Búzios Vela Clube. Other activities, such as kitesurfing, are also practiced there. The broad strip of sand encourages walks, especially at dusk, when the sunset is enchanting. It is in Manguinhos that is the Port of Barra, a gastronomic complex with starred restaurants, bars, deck, pier and fishmongers, besides a beautiful project of lighting and landscaping. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 4.0km.

Preferred for kitesurfers and kite surfers because of the constantly rising winds, it has warm water and little depth, also attracting families with children. The beach is one of the most extensive in Búzios, and is a good place to practice walking, running and coolball - preferably at the end of the day, when the sunset ensures a show of its own. Summer cottages, inns and residences accompany the beach, which houses a marina and does not offer barracks infrastructure. Distance from the Pousada Santorinni 10,0km.

Practically wild and uncrowded, the beach has a great stretch and is perfect for walking, running and playing coolbol, waves and open sea. The name is inspired by a type of palm tree typical of the region, called tucum. The access is made by the beach Geribá - road from the left corner - or the road Búzios / Cabo Frio. The infrastructure of bars is small - they are few, scattered in the right corner. The beach is also the landing point for free-flying practitioners. It houses a large resort in the center of the beach. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 7.7km.

Extensive, with waves, clear waters and wide range of white sands, Geribá is one of the main points of Búzios, gathering the young group that lota the inns and the summer houses. The beach is ideal for practicing sports like surfing, bodyboarding, football, windsurfing and stand-up paddle, in addition to flirting! The buzz is concentrated in front of the Fishbone Café, in the right corner, with bar, restaurant, pizzeria, fish grill and lounge where electronic music rolls loose on holidays and in the summer, especially in the late afternoon. Those with family will find in the left corner a calmer sea, better to dive with the children. Still in the left corner, there is an easy access road that leads to the beautiful beach of Ferradurinha. Distance from the Pousada Santorinni 4,9km.

Surrounded by mountains and coastlines, the beach is a beautiful cove of calm waters - now green, sometimes blue - and fine white sand. The simple tents provide drinks, snacks, chairs and umbrellas, as well as kayak rentals and stand up paddle, great requests to explore the surrounding area. Access is by an easy path, from the left corner of Geribá beach and covered in a five minute walk. In high season, parking can be difficult. Distance from the Pousada Santorinni 4,2km.

The cove of calm and cold waters is a favorite of families with children and those who enjoy water sports. In addition to the tranquility, the beach offers tents in the left corner that offer chairs and umbrellas, as well as snacks and drinks. The fun is guaranteed due to the pedalo, kayak and stand-up paddle rides, as well as sailing schools, which also rent equipment. For relaxation, there is massage in the middle of the stones. Already the right corner is quieter and contoured by mansions by the sea. Walking in that direction, you come to a small beach after the rocks. Distance from Santorinni Pousada 2,4km.

Next to Forno beach, Foca beach has a small strip of sand and many rocks, plus beauty and privacy to spare. Access is by unmarked path, starting from the parking lot. Avoid going alone or on days with little movement. An impromptu bar offers drinks. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 2.3km.

The small cove has thick sands in reddish tones and very clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and fishing, especially in the stretches near the rocky shores with natural pools. Families take care of the area on holidays and holidays. Access is by a road from the Center, on the New Road of the Plant. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 1,9km.

Frequented by the fans of naturism, the wild beach and very white sands do not have easy access. To get there, you need to go up and down a hill from the right corner of Brava beach, in about half an hour. Avoid going alone - some stretches are between rocks and there may be accidents. Distance from Santorinni Pousada 1,4km.


Beautiful and wild, the beach is divided into 2 stretches: in the first part, to the left, there are kiosks and restaurants with beautiful views of the sea. Walking on the rocks, one reaches the other side, calmer and less crowded. From there, there is a trail that leads to Olho de Boi beach, a refuge of naturists. Distance from Pousada Santorinni 1,1km.

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