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Located in the former fishing village of Pipa, Toca da Coruja is a boutique jungle gem surrounded by private gardens and rainforest.
Toca da Coruja is made up of yellow and white bungalows. The décor is simple with light wooden interiors, large double beds and eclectic furniture to characterise the rooms. Guests can choose between the Special Bungalow or a Deluxe Bungalow, which is the highest category, nestled right at the back of the gardens on raised wooden walkways built over ponds and lush foliage. Each has their own hammock-laden veranda and a semi open plan shower room leading onto a hidden terrace, with an outdoor Jacuzzi in some cottages.
Meandering pathways lead guests through the beautiful gardens to two large swimming pools (one of which is enclosed by vegetation - cool, we know), and there is also a sauna and gym for fitness aficionados. For a little (or a lot) of R & R the tropical surroundings and swinging hammocks are perfect for totally unwinding in, and although there is no spa - the hotels does have its own masseuse available upon request.
There is a great restaurant and pool bar which serves Brazilian and international cuisine (some of the best in the village) with the occasional modern take on local dishes. Breakfast is a treat with a great selection of fruits, freshly baked breads, cakes and tasty local dishes cooked to order.
The landscape surrounding Toca da Coruja is characterised by a mixture of dramatic cliff faces and giant sand dunes. This, along with warm and crystalline tropical waters - where turtles and dolphins can be spotted - makes the coastline fascinating to explore. Located near the beach, guests can take advantage of kayaking, boat trips and fishing excursions, all the while looking out for dolphins. Pipa's beaches also entice surfers alike to their challenging waves.
Why we love it
A tropical setting, chilled out vibe and wealth of activities make this the perfect Brazilian bolthole.
Saskia, Original Traveller