London, United Kingdom
May 15, 2005
The sand is golden, but not the white sand of the Rio beaches, and really soft. The water here is incredibly calm and clear, so it is perfect for swimming. Quiet and relaxed, this beach is not overly packed.
Lounge on one of the sun loungers that one of the restaurants here has to offer – the only condition is that you have to buy your refreshments from that particular establishment. We chose one with an outdoor barbecue and a particularly friendly waiter who spoke really good English.
After we had created a bit of an appetite by swimming in the water, we start munching on prawns in batter, rings of calamari, and french fries. Still not full, we lie and veg out on the sun loungers awhile before ordering some fish. He brings the freshly caught fish out on a huge platter so that we can choose which one we want. We pick a huge roundish silver fish that he says is a Dorado, and then he takes it off to cook it.
We go back into the water for a while, and when we come out again, the fish is ready to eat. Really delicious – this is possibly the best and yet the simplest food I’ve had in Brazil. After we’ve picked the fish clean of its flesh, we’re finally well and truly stuffed. Time to lie back and relax in the afternoon sun – this is the life.
From journal Buzios - Perfect Post-Carnival Wind-Down