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What you need to know when holidaying in Buzios.

Location: 105 miles east of Rio de Janeiro

Postal code: 28925-000
Population: approximately 27,000.

Brazilian reaisBest time to go: Buzios has a favorable climate throughout the year, making it the ideal destination for a vacation at any time. For a peaceful vacation, March to June and September to November are the right months to visit. Food and accommodation is cheaper during these periods that are considered off-season. December through February is the busiest time of the year, with overcrowding at many beaches.

What to wear: Brazilians are casual about dressing and cotton clothes are perfect for a summer vacation.
Electrical Power: 110 volts, 60 Hz
Tipping: A service charge of 10% is already included in bill at most restaurants and bars. Hotel bellboys expect around R$ 2 to R$ 5 from tourists.

Currency Exchange: It is prudent to exchange currency at authorized outlets. Banco do Brasil at Estrada José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, Shopping Praia do Canto, is among the places for foreign exchange. For details about the prevailing exchange rate you can call them on 55-22-2623-2009 / 2623-2302. Exchanging money at unauthorized outlets is risky. Most hotels, restaurants and stores, accept international credit cards.

Popular Banks in Buzios : Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and Itaú.
Time zone: - 3 hrs GMT

Phone Calls:
Brazil country code: 55
Buzios city code: 22

Public telephones can be used with phone cards that are available in 20, 50 and 90 units. Local, international and collect calls can be made from these phones.

Churches:
Sant'Ana's Church holds masses every Saturday at 19:30 hrs. The church is located at Trav. Sant'Ana S/Nº - Ladeira da Praia dos Ossos.
Santa Rita Church is located at Estrada José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, S/Nº - Manguinhos. The church is open daily from 9:00am to 8:00pm with Sunday Mass at 11:30am.

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