Forno Beach

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Forno Beach which includes general coastal views, rugged coastline and a beach

Hone your photography skills at this beach where the striking and unusual pink tinge to the sand makes for interesting vacation pictures. 

Praia do Forno, or Forno Beach, is every bit as gorgeous as any of the other stretches of sand that make Búzios so popular with visitors. However, this beach also has a particularly special feature that sets it apart from the rest. Its sands are slightly pink in color, making for a beautiful contrast with the turquoise waters of the ocean. Be sure to take a camera with you when you visit this delightful spot, as you are certain to want to take photos.

“Forno” means “oven” in Portuguese. Pay a visit to the beach and you will soon begin to get some idea of where this name may have come from. The beach lies in a sheltered cove, meaning the air is still and hot. The pink color of the sand further adds to the sense of heat here. But of course, the sand’s color has nothing to do with its temperature. In reality, its distinctive color is due to the high concentration of iron it contains.

The beach offers lots to keep you occupied. The crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming or kayaking. Consider bringing a snorkeling mask so you can look out for marine life. As the waves here are usually small, this is a wonderfully safe destination for a family outing. Spend a full day here, taking advantage of the beach’s basic but useful facilities. Rent an umbrella and snack on treats from the kiosks throughout the day.

At one end of the beach is a protruding section of rock. Swim around it and you will discover a tiny, secluded beach, where the sand is a very deep red color.

When you are ready for a change of pace, leave Forno Beach and walk back to the lively heart of Búzios, Rua das Pedras. Reach the town’s charming main street in less than 25 minutes by foot. Watch one of the stunning sunsets for which the western edge of the peninsula is known. Then, in the morning, return to Forno Beach on the eastern side to do it all again.

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PortoBay Búzios
PortoBay Búzios
4 out of 5
Rua dos Coqueiros, #10 - Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is CA $120 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brava Beach, Buziosnauta, and Armacao Beach. Santos Dumont Square and Rua das Pedras ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (361 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly and respectful of one’s time and privacy."

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2021

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Pousada Abracadabra
Pousada Abracadabra
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 13, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is CA $175 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in the heart of Buzios, this pousada is steps from Armacao Beach, Sant'Ana Church, and Ossos Beach. Ossos Square and Juscelino Kubitschek Statue are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (99 reviews)
"Amazing place!!!"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2021

Pousada Abracadabra
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá Nº 11, Centro, Buzios, RJ
Fully refundable
The price is CA $238 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Humaita, this romantic hotel is steps from Buziosnauta, Juscelino Kubitschek Statue, and Orla Bardot. Brigitte Bardot Statue and Sant'Ana Church are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (228 reviews)
"My second time here and had a wonderful stay as expected. This is a very nice hotel. Great staff, great condition, beautiful location and amazing food. Would be back anytime"

Reviewed on Jul. 5, 2021

Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
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Hotel Atlantico Buzios Convention and Resort
Hotel Atlantico Buzios Convention and Resort
3.5 out of 5
Estrada da Usina, 294, Morro do Humaitá, Buzios, RJ
The price is CA $82 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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4 out of 5
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The price is CA $120 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 13, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is CA $175 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
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4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá Nº 11, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is CA $238 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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4.5 out of 5
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The price is CA $278 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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4 out of 5
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The price is CA $108 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is CA $337 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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Pedra da Laguna Boutique Hotel & SPA
Pedra da Laguna Boutique Hotel & SPA
4 out of 5
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The price is CA $212 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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