Búzios has always fascinated visitors who know its charms. Guided by a unique refinement and a singular spectacle of visual aesthetics, it's a fascinating destination regardless the season.

In the summer the city is full of options. There’s a wider range of trading and entertainment, but the city also receives a bigger number of visitors. We have selected some options to seize what’s best and also avoid the crowd.

Fishing boat trip

In this season beaches are more crowded, but an excellent option to enjoy the horizon and the beaches’ allure, without having to worry about finding a spot, is renting a fisherman's boat. Not only is a typically local trip, but a very romantic one, especially with a bottle of sparkling wine and a ceviche.

Sunset at Azeda and Azedinha

The two beaches are one of the city's main attractions and are highly sought-after at this time of the year. A smart option is to arrive quite early to secure your spot or, even better, to go in the end of the afternoon. With daylight savings time and the sun setting at about 7 pm, the crowds go away and it is possible to watch a dazzling sunset in utter tranquility.

Helicopter ride

The city is situated in a small peninsula with a singular shape, and has more than 20 beaches to admire. A helicopter ride offers a chance to observe the city from a little-known angle and to marvel at its beauty even more. The rides take up to three people and are accompanied by a guide, savvy in local curiosities, and in a few minutes, you'll have a panoramic view of all the beaches.

Relaxed lunch at Rocka

Pleasant, healthy food and good music, in an atmosphere of simplicity, yet with touches of sophistication, Rocka Beach Lounge is an unforgettable seafront gastronomic experience. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is crafted with the best of local ingredients and organic products. The casual ambience meets the summer heat to form the ideal combination to taste wine, caipirinhas, oysters and other seafood.

Rocka Beach Lounge at Brava Beach, Tel: (22) 2623-6159, www.rockafish.com

Dresscode suggestions

During the day: Go for lighter clothes, like beach dresses, swimsuits, sarongs and shorts.

In the evening: Dresses, skirts, blouses, sandals, shorts, tops and light shirts and light, wide sleeved shirts for windier times.