Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this happy mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque fishing village. With more than 26 beaches that have a diversity of beauty never seen before, this small peninsula resembles a small island. It`s today a sophisticated beach resort with very active night life. Off season Búzios becomes a paradise for those who appreciate fine restaurants, arts and ecology. Búzios began its up scale resort with Brigitte Bardot in the 60's.