Búzios – From Fishing Village to Famous Beach Resort
Back in the 1600s, fishermen of Armação dos Búzios, a quaint little village 170 kilometres (105 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, were whale hunting specialists. They built houses along a narrow strip of beach, now called Praia da Armação, that provided secure anchorage for their fishing vessels. From there they caught the whales that would provide the oil to light the town and discarded the waste from the giants on Ossos (Bones), the neighbouring beach. It remained a fairly simple village until three centuries later when Brigitte Bardot "discovered" it while vacationing with her Brazilian boyfriend in the ‘60s...
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