The peninsula of Búzios is only 100 miles from Rio. Búzios is home to more than 20 magnificent beaches, all of them with crystal-clear waters, and in perfect harmony with the surrounding sculpted landscape and exotic vegetation. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this diverse city enjoyed periods of prosperity and emerged as one of Brazil’s most picturesque fishing villages. In more recent years, the French actress Brigitte Bardot popularized the town when she visited it in the 60's. Buzios, one of the most beautiful areas in Brazil, is famed for its unique combination of rustic charm, distinctive architecture, incredible glamour, exciting nightlife and sophisticated restaurants and boutiques.