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Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha

In this itinerary, we know some of the more reserved and less visited beaches in Búzios. Praia do Forno, Praia da Foca and Ponta da Lagoinha are the main attractions of that route.

Who imagines the trendy Búzios of Rua das Pedras and Orla Bardot, does not contemplate that even in summer, it is possible to find super quiet beaches, perfect for those who escape the hustle of the city.

The fact that they are less frequented does not mean that they are worse than the others, on the contrary. Beaches with crystal clear water, with greenish tones and breathtaking scenery are guaranteed on this route.

Búzios: Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha

Discover Praia do Forno, Praia da Foca and Ponta da Lagoinha

Praia do Forno, one of the quietest and most reserved beaches in Búzios: crystal clear water and good for snorkeling

The route along the beaches can be done on foot, by car or by buggy ride. The public transport that exists in Búzios does not reach these beaches.

We did the itinerary in two ways: on foot on the third day and by buggy on the fourth.

About the walk, there are some uphill stretches, but it is relatively quiet. The downside is that you walk along the street, in some parts there is no sidewalk, and in others there is not much to see along the way.

That way, there are some unnecessary parts that can leave you feeling like a waste of time. But it’s an alternative for those who don’t drive and don’t want to spend on the buggy ride.

About the buggy ride, we think it’s pretty cool and it’s worth it to save time and still count on the location information provided by the driver.

Buzios tour in Buzios

1 – Praia do Forno

Our itinerary started in the center of Búzios, where we were staying.

From there, the walk to Praia do Forno takes about 20 minutes (2 km).

How to get

By car it’s very easy. In about 10 minutes you arrive at the beach, just put it on your GPS app.

For those who go on foot, it is also not difficult. Go to Estrada da Usina Velha and walk towards Praia de João Fernandes. Enter Avenida do Forno and just follow the street to the end.

The path is similar to the one going to Praia Brava.

What to do

  • Despite being extremely cold (one of the coldest waters in Búzios), the sea at Praia do Forno also has the clearest waters. So the thing here is to do a free dive.
  • As the sea is also very calm, it is usually frequented by families.
  • Walking along the rocks to check out different views of the beach can also be a good idea.
  • On the left side of the beach there is a small cave.
  • Be sure to notice the reddish tone of the beach sand.
Búzios: Route through the Wild Beaches (Praia do Forno and Praia da Foca) and Ponta da Lagoinha
Reddish tone at Praia do Forno is one of the differentials
Búzios: Route through the Wild Beaches (Praia do Forno and Praia da Foca) and Ponta da Lagoinha
Crystal clear waters are perfect for free diving: prepare yourself because the waters are cold

Car rental

If you need to rent a car, we recommend the services of Rentcars. The portal does a search among several rental companies and presents the best prices for you to choose from.

Payment is made online by Rentcars or directly at the rental company.

For rentals abroad, you have the option to save the IOF value, making the payment in reais directly with Rentcars.

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2 – Praia da Foca

Less than 1km separate Praia do Forno from Praia da Foca. In about 10 minutes of walking or 2 minutes by car, you can reach the beach, practically formed by rocks and a few stretches of sand.

How to get

The way is super simple. Leaving Praia do Forno, take the street in front of the beach and go left along Rua Vinte e Um.

What to do

  • Upon arrival at Praia da Foca, you see a large sequence of rocks and a very small stretch of sand. The beach is not just that.
  • Walk to the right side of the beach and you will see an access to a small cove, but where you can sit on the sand and enter the sea.
  • The cove is beautiful and worth walking on the rocks. The formations are very beautiful and on days of rough seas, the waters put on a show.
  • Other than that, even on cloudy days, the water tone is very green. Small, hidden, but heavenly.
Búzios: Route through the Wild Beaches (Praia do Forno and Praia da Foca) and Ponta da Lagoinha
Praia da Foca, even on a cloudy day, the greenish water tone impresses and invites for a swim

3 – Oven Lookout

The path from Praia da Foca to Mirante do Forno may seem short in mileage (only 600 meters), but it is the most boring of the route, as it involves a climb. Nothing 10 minutes can’t fix.

It is the cost you pay to contemplate one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Búzios.

From Mirante do Forno you can see both Praia do Forno and Praia da Foca. It is a privileged point for you to see the entire region that you have just traveled.

Búzios: Route through the Wild Beaches (Praia do Forno and Praia da Foca) and Ponta da Lagoinha
The small cove of Praia da Foca, seen from Mirante do Forno
Búzios: Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha
In a broader view, Praia da Foca in the foreground and Praia do Forno in the background

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4 – Ponta da Lagoinha

The icing on the cake of this route, ironically, is not a beach. Ponta da Lagoinha is a region of geological interest, with rocks about 500 million years old, formed by the collision of the African and South American continents.

For those interested in the subject (and even for those who are not knowledgeable, but are curious and always want to know more), there are some signs on the site with very interesting explanations about the origin of the rocks.

Búzios: Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha
At Ponta da Lagoinha, a point of geological interest, it is worth taking a look at the plates that explain the origin of the rocks,
more than 500 million years

How to get

Continue along Rua Dois until you find the entrance to the park. The entrance is easily visible, there is a sign that indicates that you have arrived at the place, and a small parking lot for cars.

Ponta da Lagoinha is also very close to Praia da Ferradura. Just follow Rua Seis, on the left corner of the beach, until the end. See directions on the map.

What to do

  • Ponta da Lagoinha rocks are metamorphic rocks. One of the characteristics is the “thousand-leaf” structure, since its metals grew under different times and conditions of temperature and pressure. Therefore, notice the foliation of the rocks.
  • There are several types of minerals found: garnet (red in color), cyanista (blue in color), quartz, among others.
  • On the left side of the rocks you will find a natural pool. The force of the sea causes several waves bursting on the rocks, it is fascinating.
  • On the right side, walk to the end of the rocks and see breathtaking scenery. A large rock forms a cliff where the sea breaks, also causing a dramatic and cinematic effect.
  • For those who like rocks and being closer to the sea, this place is incredible.
Búzios: Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha
Swimming pool found in Ponta da Lagoinha
Búzios: Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha
One of the photos I enjoyed taking the most there: the waves crashing on the rocks of Lagoinha
Búzios: Route through the Selvagens Beaches and Ponta da Lagoinha
A large cliff forms a breathtaking backdrop at Ponta da Lagoinha

In front of Ponta da Lagoinha is the Pousada Pedra da Laguna, where we stayed. This inn is a delight and is included in the list of the Roteiros de Charme Association.

Read more:
Pousada in Búzios: Pedra da Laguna is part of Roteiros de Charme

5 – Ferradura Beach

A short walk separates Ponta da Lagoinha from Praia da Ferradura. For me, this is one of the less interesting beaches in Búzios, so we just passed it and went back to the center of Búzios.

And Búzios has more than 20 beaches to discover. See in our 4-day itinerary in Búzios which are the best options in the city.

Read too:
Búzios RJ: Tips and 4-Day Itinerary

Things to do in Buzios:
The 10 Best Sights

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