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A charming hotel in an exceptional location, ideal for enjoying the surrounding nature and the local way of life.
With only 10 rooms, Pousada Picinguaba retains an exclusive allure and allows for both a high quality and an individual service for all of its guests, whether you come for a romantic break or with a larger group of family or friends. At Picinguaba, luxury means nature, calm and authenticity. Experience the best of the local charm, the way of life, the music and the Brazilian cuisine.
Picinguaba itself is a small secluded village located in a calm and peaceful bay at the centre of the National Park of "Mata Atlantica", the tropical coastal forest running between Rio and São Paulo. At the end of the village the dusty beach track stops and the last 250 metres to the Pousada is reached by foot up past colourful fishermen's houses. Located in the forest, the pousada boasts fabulous views of the bay and a protected 3km sandy beach opposite. Its spring-water swimming pool is set in a tropical garden, surrounded by bright flowers all year round, and a smart wooden deck provides ample room for sunbathing or watching the sun set in the evening.
As the only hotel in the National Park, the Pousada is a protected building which prevented any extensive refurbishments taking place during its transformation into a hotel. As a result its ambience is one of rustic simplicity; there are no televisions or air-conditioning in the rooms allowing guests to escape the trappings of every-day life. Relaxing massages are available, which may be essential after an exhausting day of activities that the hotel offers; sailing, hiking, kayaking, rainforest walks to waterfalls, surfing, lots of beach walks, fishing, a day with a guide in Paraty - all of which can be booked locally.
Why we love it
The gardeners have made a special effort to ensure that the garden blooms all year long.... bea-u-ti-ful
Saskia, Original Traveller