Ferradura holiday rentals are set on the Búzios peninsula in the Brazilian sate of Rio de Janeiro. It’s considered a fantastic destination for a beach holiday, with more than 20 stunning beaches located here, with a wealth of activities on offer both on the coast and inland, as well as excellent nightlife in the various resorts here.
Firstly, there are a host of beaches within minutes of self-catering holiday accommodation in Ferradura. Among the highlights close by are Forninho, Azedinha, Azeda, Joao Fernandez and Geriba. Each of the 23 beaches on the peninsula has a slightly different character – you could opt for the tranquility of Azeda, which is set amid natural splendor and can only be accessed on foot, or sample some of the action at Geribá, which is popular among the locals and the scene for the New Years Eve celebrations. The beach at Ferradura is definitely one for people who like water sports, with a centre here offering windsurfing, banana-boating and jet-skiing. It’s also nicely complemented by a number of kiosks and eateries.
The peninsula is a popular destination for surf tourism. In fact there are as many as 10 surf schools close to self-catering holiday rentals in Ferradura. Once again Geriba Beach is considered one of the hotspots for this activity. Divers are also well catered for, with a dive school situated next to the beach at Ferradura. Meanwhile if you’re a younger visitor to the peninsula in search of the area’s famous nightlife, then most of the best nightspots can be found along Rua das Pedra where there are also numerous restaurants and shops.
The city of Cabo Frio is a short drive from holiday accommodation in Ferradura, and is also known for its spectacular sandy beaches and surfing. The scuba diving is especially good here as the unique marine conditions off this portion of the coast gives rise to an abundance of marine species. You could also take time to see the Sao Mateus Fort, a Portuguese sea defence built in the early 17th Century.
The busiest months around self-catering holiday rentals in Ferradura are between November and March, when the weather is consistently clear and bright. The quieter season here is from March until May, when much if the annual rainfall takes places.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport (GIG) is around two and a half hours to the west of holiday accommodation in Ferradura, and can be reached from the UK by flying with British Airways or TAM from London Heathrow (LHR).