The city today is the main tourist pole in the Region of the Lakes in the state of Rio de Janeiro and has become a significant stopover for transatlantic cruises along the Brazilian coast and other countries in South America. This is where inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro flee when they tire of their beaches! Buzios offers a cuisine rich in seafood characteristic of the region but also features gastronomic offerings specialized in the most varied international dishes of Oriental and French cuisine, among many others. The city has 23 incredible accessible beaches with this unique characteristic: on one side, bathed by the ocean currents of the Equator, the water is warm, and on the other side, the water is cold due to the South Pole ocean currents. The city offers many services such as boat trips, nature trails, diving and a growing luxury real estate market. The principal tourist spots include the famous cobblestone streets and colonial period buildings and of course glamorous shops and a variety of trendy bars and clubs, many on the boutique-lined Rua das Pedras.