At a Glance
Located further away from the hustle and bustle overlooking Ferradura beach rather than slap bang in the middle of Buzios, which is a busy and popular resort
The hotel’s 20 rooms are full of arts and crafts from local Brazilian artisans
All the rooms have a unique theme; whether that’s celebrating Cultura Negra, South American photography or Brazilian modern art
Plenty of chill out areas to relax and unwind
It even has two boats available for use by guests to explore the pensinsula
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Go in low season (March-June and October-December) to avoid the crowds and the heat. It can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°C's). The hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°C and above and it can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain. This is also the busiest time of year (New Year is one big party). Weekends are also busier than weekdays here.
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Insolito or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Coast
Insolito is a contemporary-chic boutique hotel set overlooking attractive Ferradura Bay in the beach resort of Buzios, 2.5 hours from Rio. Explore picturesque beaches around the peninsula and enjoy the buzzing nightlife nearby.
Insolito's arrival in Buzios has raised the standard for luxury accommodation in the area with spacious guest rooms and suites offering elegant decor with Brazilian influences and great views out across the bay.
Each of the deluxe rooms has a small garden and ocean views, and the suites have private balconies where you can take in the lovely views. The style, colors, drapes, and furniture of Insolito are chic and ooze individuality.
The common areas are stunning situated on two levels overlooking the Ferradura Bay and Ilha de Prenda. There are steps down to the beach and it is easy to walk to others.
The hotel's restaurant offers a range of Brazilian cuisine, and there's a small spa where you can unwind, or take a private yoga lesson. Located just 5 minutes drive from the lively center of town the hotel is a little haven of tranquillity but not too far from the action!
There are many reasons to go to Buzios: the beauty of the 26 beaches on the peninsula, the charm of the old fishing village, the regional and international restaurants, the golf course, the famous boutiques which are open until dawn on Rua das Pedras, the vibrant nightlife - experience partying Brazil style, the Film Festival, and the picturesque Atlantic forest back drop.
There are six categories of rooms: Superior, Luxury, Junior, Master Suites, Insolito Suite and the Honeymoon Suite. The difference is in size, and the décor is unique in each. There are 23 rooms and suites in total, spread across 5 houses which all overlook the ocean.
3 Superior Rooms: 21 to 24 m2 ; two garden view, one has a veranda with garden view
5 Luxury Rooms : 30 to 43 m2; two with ocean view (one of these had a bathtub in the bathroom), four with beach view (three of these with whirlpool on the balcony)
5 Junior Suites : 43 to 66 m2; three with ocean view, three with beach view (two with whirlpool on the balcony)
5 Master Suites : 43 to 66 m2; two with ocean view and whirlpool on the balcony, 3 with garden view and whirlpool on the balcony.
3 Insolito Suites : 67 m2 ; ocean view, whirlpool on the balcony, large balcony. Two of these have a living room. One of these have two rooms, one with a master bed and another with two single beds.
1 Honeymoon Suite 66m2 (room size, not including the swimming pool) : 4m deep private pool, living room, whirlpool in the bathroom.
Children are very welcome at Insolito however do note that there are no specific children's facilities.
Insolito has two swimming pools, sauna, steam room, wellness center, Jacuzzi, ofuro, restaurant, bar, two boats for exclusive hotel use and bicycles.
Your gastronomy experience here focuses on a Franco-Brazilian fusion, delicious dishes of fish, seafood and meat are served with views of Ferradura Beach.
Take the hotel's bikes out for a spin and explore Buzios and its 23 beaches. Enjoy activities on the water such as water-skiing and wake-boarding, fishing or even land-based activities such as golf.
Jenny Culverwell (Staff)
Although there are no specific children's facilities, children are very welcome at the hotel. The hotel has two swimming pools, a private section on the beach with sun loungers, towels and umbrellas and two speedboats for guests to use to explore the peninsula offering an abundance of activities to keep the kids entertained.
Sarah Lee (Staff)
Insolito is without doubt the top option in Buzios, and I loved its location - close enough to the action but on the other side of the peninsula and therefore very peaceful. I loved the rooms, which are all different, and a great deal of care has gone into the design, with different Brazilian artists commissioned for each room. Although the restuarnt isn't that great, this is not really too great a problem, as you are spoiled for choice in Buzios. I really liked the chill-out areas and the beach bar is very funky.
Located in the fashionable area of Buzios, Insolito Boutique Hotel offers a lovely base from which to explore all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Each room has cozy robes and towels, a wet bar, and some rooms offer a Jacuzzi on the balcony, while all have gorgeous views of the sea. Enjoy a relaxing day by the fresh or sea water pools, take a picnic to one of Buzios’ stunning beaches or experience a relaxing treatment at the wellness center. If excitement is more your taste, water ski or wakeboard at Ferradura Beach, or kite surf on Manguinho’s Beach. In the evening, dine in the restaurant, which is located on the roof of the hotel, and which serves seasonal Brazilian cuisine.
1 night & 2 day Sailing Expedition - Angra to Angra
Depart and arrive back into Angra dos Reis, a 2-day sail takes you to deserted coves for sundowners, the jaw-droppingly beautiful beach of Lopez Mendez on Ilha Grande, with the chance to get back to nature snorkeling, surfing, meditating and star gazing!
Boating from Insolito
Insolito has two boats, allowing you to explore the peninsula and waters for various watersports. Try your hand at fishing, stop off on a beautiful beach for a picnic lunch or try water-skiing or wake-boarding for a real adrenaline rush!
Highlights of Argentina & Brazil
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio & Buzios
from $6500 pp 12 nights
- Impeccable and friendly service
- Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
- Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
Location & directions
Insolito is set overlooking Ferradura Beach in Buzios, 160km from Rio de Janeiro and 529km from São Paulo, in the Lagos Fluminense region.