Surrounded by hills and mountains with exuberant vegetation, Búzios is a place where you can enjoy nature.
At the Emerências Reserve, you'll find the purest Atlantic Forest vegetation, with exotic plants, bromeliads and even the last golden tamarin monkeys in the region.
At the Tauá Reserve, you can see over 300 species of butterflies and 60 types of birds.
Búzios now has 2 APAs (Environmental Protection Areas) in its territory. Striving to protect nature, Azeda Beach was recently committed as an APA and it's entire region can only have, at most, 3% of the area as buildings. The Pau Brasil APA is a larger area that goes from Tucuns Beach in Búzios all the way to Cabo Frio. The area is the largest and most important pau-brasil (Brazil hardwood) reserve in the state.
At the Olho de Boi Beach, you have 50 meters of absolutely untouched beach, which caught the attention of the naturalists, who made this their point in Búzios. Other places of direct contact with nature are Lagoinha and José Gonçalves Beach. And there is still the natural beauty of a village called Sana and it's ecotourism activities a few kms from Búzios.
Check out the ecological programs in Buzios:
Ecological walks through Emerências Reserve
Refuge for endangered species, the reserve has trails, providing direct contact with the Atlantic Forest.
Rafting, rappel, horseback riding and walks in Sana and Alto Macaé
The regions of Sana and Casemiro de Abreu, about 30 minutes away from Búzios, are true ecological paradises. Know all about the programs and how to go.
>> Trekking and Mountain Bike
Explore Búzios' mountains and shores on paths by bike or by foot.
Explore the bottom of the ocean in Búzios.
>> Tour Guides
List of Embratur licensed tour guides that can take you to several paths in the region.
>> Pau Brasil APA
Know a bit about the creation of this new Environmental Protection Area.