Central Búzios is charming with rustic storefronts beneath red-tile roofs and a European flare. The tempo is casual with a cosmopolitan ambiance. It is compact, making it easy to explore on foot. People meander through the streets with no agenda other than having a relaxing time. Yet downtown (called Armação) can be crowded during peak season when 200,000 vacationers outnumber the residents 10 to 1. The commercial district is a couple of miles away to the south near Praia de Geribá.