Buzios is a town east of Rio de Janeiro (2 hours by car, 3 hours by bus). It is best known as the place Brigitte Bardot visited with her then-Brazilian boyfriend. Since then, Buzios has been a popular beach destination for Cariocas and foreigners alike.
There are about 23 beaches in Buzios, all with different characteristics. There is a surfing beach, a nudist beach, a kite surfing beach, etc.
The main town, Centro, features the chic street of Rua das Pedras (Stone Street), where there are plenty of shopping to be had. There are also good restaurants and bars on Rua das Pedras.