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Location: 105 miles from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Maps)

Postal code: 28925-000

Population: about 20,000.

Clothing: Casual summer clothes in natural fabrics like cotton are most appropriate. Don't forget dress clothes (still casual) for nightlife and fine dining.

Best time to visit: There's no such thing as a bad time to visit Búzios. If you don't care much for partying, the best time to enjoy Búzios is off-season, specially from March to June and from September to November. In this periods, you will find great weather, lower rates and plenty of room for you to relax on the beach. Mid-December through mid-Febraury is the busiest period, with January being the peak month.

Tips: As a general guideline, restaurants and bars include the usual 10% tip in the bill, often labeled as service, It The customary tip to hotel porters is R$ 2 to R$ 5. Prices of goods and services already have taxes included.

Electrical Power in Búzios and Rio de Janeiro: 110 volts, 60 Hz

Exchange: The monetary unit of Brazil is the Real (R$). It can be exchanged at Airports, Banks, travel Agencies and authorized Hotels. International credit cards are accepted at hotels and in most restaurants and stores.

Exchange in Búzios:
- At Banco do Brasil, (Estrada José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, Shopping Praia do Canto, phone #: 55-22-2623-2009 / 2623-2302) and local exchange and tour agencies, usually located in downtown Búzios.

Banks in Búzios:

- Banco do Brasil
- Bradesco
- Santander
- Itaú
- ATM (here called 24 hours bank), Located at Praça Santos Dumont, offers limited services requires a card w/password and does not process foreign currency.

Climate:


Annual average temperature: 26º C (80 ºF).
Temperature of the water: between 18º and 21º C (64 to 68ºF)
Average number of sunny days in a year: 254
The seasons are exactly opposite to the one of Europe and United States.
For a more detailed forecast please click here.
Time zone

As in most of the country, Búzios, is three less hours than in Greenwich (England). This relationship changes when it is established the schedule of summer in Brazil, and the clocks are early one hour, decreasing this difference to 2 hours.

Language

Portuguese is the national language, but Portuguese spoken in Brazil is different, in accent and intonation, than the language spoken in Portugal and Portuguese colonies. English and Spanish are also spoken in some hotels, Inns, restaurants and tourist spots. Portuguese speakers usually understand Spanish, though the contrary is not necessarily the case.

Phone Calls

Brazil country code: 55
Búzios city code: 22

The public telephones installed at public places work with phone card, allowing local and international calls, as well as collect calls. The telephones that make international calls are identified by the operational instructions of the telephone.

Phone cards: Easily found to buy, there are cards of 20, 50 and 90 units.

International:
Direct connection: 00 + code of the operator + code of the country + code of the city + telephone

Regional in Brazil:
Direct connection: 00 + code of the operator + code of the city + telephone

Operator Embratel Cod: 21 / Operadora Intelig Cod: 23 / Operadora Phoneemar Cod: 31

Órgãos e Associações de Turismo
Tourism Secretariat
Pórtico de Búzios, s/n - Manguinhos
Phone: 55 (22) 2633-6200 / 0800-024-9999
Business Hours: everyday, from 9am to 10pm

Tourism Info Center (Santos Dumont Square)

Business hours: Sundays to Thursdays from 8am to 9 pm. Friday and Saturdays from 8am to 10pm
Phone: (22) 2623-2099

 

Tourism Info Center (Rasa)

Estrada José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 100 – Rasa

Business hours: Sundays to Sundays, from 8am to 9 pm

E-mail: contato@visitebuzios.com / contato.visitebuzios@gmail.com

 

Búzios Hotels Association
Estrada da Usina Velha, 19, Loja F
Phone: 55 (22) 2623 2126 
E-mail: ahb@buziosdirect.com.br

Búzios Inns Association
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-6120

Búzios Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-3260

Movimento Viva Búzios - ONG Ambiental
Contact: Gabriel Gialluisi
R. Armindo Bertoldo, 31 - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2106

Fishing Community
Rua das Pedras, 141 - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-4516

Fishing Association
Av. José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 85
Phone: 55 (22) 9259-4485


Public Services

City Hall

Mayor: André Granado
Estrada da Usina, 600 - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2633-6000 / 6502

Military Police- 5ª Cia de Búzios
Travessa dos Pescadores - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-4734 / 190

Police Station - Manguinhos
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-9042

Police Station
Phone: 55 (22)2633-7000 / 0059 / 0914

City Guard
Phone: 55 (22)2623-0199 / 199

Public Order
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-4950 /5667

Civil Defense
Phone: 199

Fire Department
Phone: 193

Civil Police - Police Station 127ª - Rasa
Av. Parque, s/n - Rasa
Phone: 55 (22)2623-9237

Federal Police (Macaé)
Phone: 55 (22)2772-1002

Sewage Company
Phone: 0800-702-0195 / 55 (22) 2621-5095

Power Company
Phone: 0800-280-0120

Ibama
- Environment Protection
Phone: 0800-618-080 / 55 (22)2648-0373

Forum
Estrada da Usina s/n - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2620-8700 / 8751

Notary's Office
Rua Dois, s/n - Estrada da Usina - Centro
Phone: (22) 2620-8751

Post Office
Estrada da Usina Velha, 360 - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-0309 

Harbourmaster (Cabo Frio)
Phone: 55 (22) 2643-2774 / 5056 / 5074 
 
Comércio Geral
Supermarkets:
3 supermarkets (Manguinhos) and some other minimarkets

Drugstore:
Several in Manguinhos and downtown

Currency Exchange:
Several options in downtown (Rua das Pedras and Rua Turíbio de Farias)

Gas Station:
five ones in several spots in the city.

Banks
Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Santander, Itaú, Rede 24 horas (Praça Santos Dumont e Shopping Número 1 – Rua das Pedras)

Cinema
Grand Cine Bardot: Travessa dos Arcos - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-1298

Church
es
Sant'Ana's Church
Masses: Every saturdays, at 8pm
Travessa Sant'Ana, s/n - Ladeira da Praia dos Ossos
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-6530

Santa Rita Church / N.S. Desatadora de Nós Chapel
Estrada José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 3.333 - Geribá
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-6530 / 6771
Everyday, from 9am to 9pm
Masses: every sundays at noon (chapel) / tuesday to fridays at 6:30pm, saturday at 6pm, sundays at 10am and 8pm (church)

Newspapers
O Perú Molhado
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-1422 / 8128-3781 

Healthy
Amculances
Phone: 192

Emergency - Municipal Hospital  
Dr. Carlos Ernesto Stevenson de Oliveira
Free Service during business hours
Estrada Cabo Frio x Búzios, s/n - São José
Phone:55 (22) 2623-0651 / 7622 / 8263 

PU - Policlinic
Free Service 24hours
Av. José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 2.000 - Manguinhos
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2419 ou 192

Posto Paulo Ackeman (Emergency)
Free Service during business hours
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2549
Rua Manoel Turíbio de Farias - Centro

Búzios Clinic
Estrada  J. B. Ribeiro Dantas, 3000 - Manguinhos
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2465 / 2623-6000

Búzios Medical Center
Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 6pm
R. César Augusto São Luiz, 100 - Centro
Phone: 55 (22) 2633-0200 

Búzios Veterinary Clinic
Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm - Sundays 8am to 2pm
Estrada J. B. Ribeiro Dantas, 2333 - Manguinhos
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-1564 / 9961-6685

Camping
Country Camping de Búzios
Rua Maria Joaquina Justiniano de Sousa, 895
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2500

Bus
Bus Station
Estrada da Usina - Centro - Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2050

Bus Station - Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 (21) 3213-1800

Bus Station Cabo Frio
Phone: 55 (22) 2647-2535

 

Auto Viação 1001
Phone: 4004-5001- www.autoviacao1001.com.br

 

Auto Viação Salineira
Phone: 0800-886-1000

Taxis
Praça Santos Dumont
Phone.: 55 (22) 2623-2160

McDonald's (Next to Shopping Nº 1)
Phone:55 (22) 2623-2703

Bus Station (Next to Celso Terra)
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-6618

Geribá (Next to Princesa Supermarket)
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-5794

Búzios Radio Taxi
Phone: 55 (22) 2623-2509 / 99212-2004 - ID 81*63955 - http://buziostaxi.com.br

Acqua-táxi
Phone: 55 (22) 9861-2499

Roads
Ponte SA (BR 101)
Phone: 0800-022-9333

Via Lagos (RJ 124)
Phone: 0800-702-0124

Highway Police - Rio de Janeiro State
Phone:(21) 21-3601-6263 - Serviço 24h

Federal Highway Police
Phone: 55 (21) 3503-9000

DNER
Phone: 55 (21) 2332-5532 (Plantão)

Airports
Umberto Modiano - Búzios*
Phone: 55 (22) 2629-1225 / 1229 (*The airport is closed temporarily)

Cabo Frio
Phone: 55 (22) 2644-5277

Santos Dumont - Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 (21) 3814-7070

Internacional of Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 55 (21) 3398-5050 / 4526 / 4527