Getting around in Búzios
Búzios is just over 8 km long. The city entrance features the new Búzios Gates, a stylish house where you can get all the tourist information you may need, from the local tourist office employees.
The beaches, main roads and inns got new signs. It's not hard to find your way. José Bento Ribeiro Dantas Road is the main road and runs through most of the city, going from the city entrance all the way to Ossos beach. When the road reaches downtown, it is known as the famous Rua das Pedras. A bit after it becomes the pretty Bardot Beachfront, which leads to Ossos. From there you have access to Azeda Beach, one of the prettiest in Búzios.
From José Bento Ribeiro Dantas Road, before downtown, several secondary roads branch off leading to beaches such as Geribá, Tartaruga, and Ferradura, amongst others. Geribá has several access roads. The main is at the Manguinhos Square, a neighborhood that offers lots of stores, drugstores and supermarkets. Manguinhos Square is about 800 meters after the City Entrance.
Access to Ferradura Beach is by Ferradura Square, down by the Esso (Exxon) gas station. 300 meters before that, to the left, you will see the access to Tartaruga Beach.
Other important road in Búzios is the Usina Road. It leads to beautiful beaches, such as João Fernandes, Forno and Brava.
If you aren't by car, the city has mini-busses that run down the whole main road (J. B. Ribeiro Dantas Road). Transport vans also do the same course. Taxis can also be caught easily downtown to any beach or place in town. A ride from downtown (Rua das Pedras) to João Fernandes or Geribá, for example, takes about 5 minutes and costs around R$ 10.00. Another option is to take a city-tour and see several points and beaches at once. But to enjoy and get to know all the places better, the ideal is to be by car or to rent one, because though the city is relatively small, the beaches are distant from each other.
Rental cars in Búzios
In Búzios, can rent cars, buggies and scooters. During summer or holidays it is convenient to make a reservations. The daily cost ranges from R$ 60.00 to R$ 80.00 during the off-season and from R$ 100.00 to R$ 150.00 during summer. The most practical and safe way, in case you need to rent a car or buggy in Búzios, is to ask for the service directly with the hotel or pousada where you are staying. Consult your hotel/inn for more information