Special Conditions Rate
2 Pers. - Half board
|From £ 323.65|
Offering a unique philosophy of simple luxury, Pousada Picinguaba boasts an unpretentious and authentic attitude as well as beautiful natural touches to generate true happiness. The freedom from TVs, telephones, Internet and air-conditioning allows guests to experience a different world surrounded only by the magic of nature and the sounds of swaying palm trees and the sea lapping the shore. Each of the charming rooms at Pousada Picinguaba offers a simple yet comfortable interior with a beautiful garden view and stunning sea backdrop. All rooms feature their own private balcony complete with hammock and original pieces by various Brazilian artists.
The delicious local dishes at Pousada Picinguaba are prepared exclusively for guests using the freshest ingredients which have been carefully cultivated in the fertile hotel grounds and locally sourced seafood. Dinner is served among the stunning poolside scenery on moon nights.
Guests can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking in the tropical rainforest with the in-house guide, cruising on a schooner to explore local islands, trips to Paraty, hiking through the lost villages of the coastal stretch, scuba diving and more, making a stay at Pousada Picinguaba the perfect getaway for all travellers.
Pousada Picinguaba was selected by HIP HOTELS as one of the 80 most extraordinary hotels in the world.
Located half-way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and close to Paraty, Pousada Picinguaba overlooks a peaceful bay in the heart of the Natural Park of Serra do Mar. The region around Picinguaba is one of the most beautiful, well-preserved and less well-known parts of the whole Brazilian coast, and guests will find everything they need in this extraordinarily rich natural environment combining beaches, forests and mountains.
"Great stay with wonderful people"
This Bed-and-breakfast is extremely friendly. Quite confortable, it is run by a wonderful and interesting elderly coupl. Be ready to exchange experiences with them, talk art, literature and social awareness. The owner's daughter is a reputable astrologist. 30 meters from a beautiful fishermen's village beach, where, unfortunately, a suspicious brook dumps its waters ( swimmers don't seem to care though).Take a taxi boat to Ilha das Couves or a short walk to Praia do Canto. Spend another day at Praia da Trindade, and an afternoon in Paraty. Avoid Brazilian holidays and be ready to enjoy rainy days.
"(Close to) a dream place: thank you for the great service as well!"
3 hours by car from Rio. The last 3 km's very bad road. The last 250 m: no road at all: the hotel personnel carries your luggage through the beach sand and up a steep hill. But what you than discover is worth it all the way! Like a dream location. Nice and friendly and very personal service; maybe not fully "professional" but so kind that small or misunderstandings are not to be taken as a problem by the customer. Unless by some French customers who are used to French international hotel chains. Agree: we got an upgrade to the honeymoon suite. Not all rooms are like that one. We took the full board including all activities: we do not have any negative comment: everything went smoothly and food was very good without being the best we have eaten during our stay in Brazil.
"Inn in fishermans village and with a beautiful setting"
It is a colonial style building on the slope overlooking the fisherman's beach. It has 10 rooms with a lot of personalized attention to the guest. Meals were good with an interesting choice of international wines ( I would have liked to have a selection of Brazilian wines to try). Unfortunately it rained during the 4 days I was there but I had a very restful stay and I swam in the pool anyway. You can trek ir do boat trips around the place. There is also a deserted beach nearby. The hotel overlooks the bay and view is beautiful. To reach the hotel, you need to leave your car in the village and cross a bit of the beach and then walk up the hill. While not difficult to reach it is advisable to pack light even if the hotel provides help with your luggage.
"Staff are incredible - and so is the food!"
It's a real treat to stay at this Pousada. The staff are exceptionally attentive. They even mailed my partner's sunglasses to us when they found them after we left (without us asking). The setting is stunning, the food is fabulous, and everything is thought of to make your stay fun and relaxing.
"Great location and hotel, pesky insects."
Loved the hotel. Great location which felt remote enough but was also near the local village where simple meals for lunch plus cheap beers could be bought. Our room was on the small side and the air-conditioning needed resetting to be cool enough. Small balcony with views of the pool. Great swimming pool and deck with lovely views across the bay. Dinner was on the simple side with limited choice but always expertly cooked from local ingredients. Surprisingly the only wine on sale in the restaurant maws French as the hotel is French owned. Somewhat goes against the hotels green credentials when the are great local or at least South American wines with significantly less airmiles. Breakfast was ok but had to be eaten quickly to avoid the insects. Our only real problem is that we were both bitten by insects, probably mosquitos and after 3 days we were pleased to be moving on to get away from them. Apart from that a great place for a few days of relaxation.
Private parking: Free
Outdoor swimming pool: Free
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
Please note that a non-refundable tax of 15% will be charged of your credit card in the moment of the booking.