24/03/2012 - 29/03/2012 31 °C
Shortly after the tornedo pierced through town we headed in to inspect the damage. Like any good holiday resort the town had sprung back to life but for a scattering of trees blocking the streets.
Arriving in Buzios to a relatively modest entrance, the Inn/B&B we had chosen hides its uniquely stunning grounds from the outside world. Stepping inside you move from postcard view to postcard view throughout its terraces, living areas and rooms, all framed by the beautifully designed waterfalls cascading from the top floor through each level to the sea front below.
The views equally matched by the welcome, we felt at home instantly upon sitting down as we were handed a caipirinha and deli platter to enjoy.
Although a peninsula, Buzios feels much more like an island. The Inn was easily the highlight of our five days in Buzios, however, the bustling cobblestone streets of the town is filled with boutiques and the usual bars and restaurants we seem to be encountering everywhere we go. Not sure if it’s us seeking them or Brazil thrusting them upon us.
Spending a day out on a yacht seeing 4 of the 17 beaches was a great way to spend half a day, however, we couldn’t help but want to be back at our cozy Inn sitting by one of the four pools.
Managing to do something active, we made it out kayaking for an hour or so around the small bay our B&B sat within. The highlight being the crossing of the bay, which Kaz likened to crossing the Atlantic.
After five nights of luxury reality finally welcomed us back as we headed off on the 3hr drive to Rio.