Special Conditions Rate
2 Pers. - Half board
|From £ 329.54|
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 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.
"See the view from the pool - we had that view exactly!"
We stayed for 3 night in Feb 2016 - the food was great, imagine fishing during the day and them serving it for lunch! Amazing dinners, friendly staff - not a place to go if you need to be entertained with activities. The staff couldn't have been more helpful - with only about 20 people staying there at a time - really makes for a unique experience.
"Unparalleled Views, Delicious Food"
We stayed four nights, enjoying a lazy end to our vacation with a group of 12 friends. We had mostly the run of the place including the owner's house adjacent to the main hotel. The style is simple, chic, and well suited to the tropical climate. The hotel was an old estate and the owners are renovating other houses in town. The owner's house and the main lobby of the hotel we well stocked with board games, movies, and the like, and offered ample lounging areas for a large group. The communal dinners were also good for our large group, and the food was fresh and delicious, especially the breads baked daily, and organic salads. Pousada Picinguaba is situated next to forest, atop a cliff overlooking the small fishing harbor. We saw monkeys and an array of tropical birds from the pool deck, and spent many hours gazing at the sea, watching the boats come and go, speculating about when the next spectacular thunderstorm would strike, and drinking caipirinhas. We took the hotel's boat out one evening, and drank wine on a nearby beach, went fishing, and wandered down into town. Not much else to do, but a great place to relax. The fishing village is a crossroads for locals and a tourists from nearby towns, with a swimming beach, and a few open air businesses. This hotel is tailored to a certain kind of foreign tourist, and one thing it does very well, despite its remoteness, is making it very easy to get to the hotel for a short stay. Pousada Picinguaba has drivers making daily runs to the airports in São Paulo and Rio (although the main international airport in São Paulo is closest), and can set up excursions to nearby towns. Staff is very accommodating, and went out of their way to cater to our late night drinking, made a lactose-free birthday cake, accommodated unusual lunch requests, and even cooked up the fish we caught. The only drawback in this area was the insects--mosquitos, termites, bees, ants--swarming everywhere. Mosquito nets are placed on the beds at night, but we were still bitten up day and night. Be prepared and bring bug spray, because there is nothing to buy in the village except bottled water, french fries and Skol beer.
"One of the highlights of my trip"
Picinguaba is a magical town in a beautiful bay. This pousada is a gem inside a gem. Best location, best service, best views, best everything. The staff was amazing and I was sad to leave. 100% recommended.
We arrived in Picinguaba during carnival and the beach was filled with people, out of the throng were three white uniformed people from the pousada. Two porters and a hostess who guided us up the hill to the beautiful garden of the premise and a view that will take your breath away! This place is exquisite, colonial in features and comfortable enough to call itself a boutique guest house. We had the honeymoon suite that has the most epic of views across the bay. Waking up everyday there with that vista was blissful. The trips are lovely and well organised, a must do is a day trip to Paraty. Also the boat trip around the surrounding islands is fun. Mealtimes is a buffet style affair and you all eat together at around 8.30pm, take it as a chance to meet the other guests. Staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Would love to return.
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.