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
– 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.
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.
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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.
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.