Near Paraty, Costa Verde
Picinguaba overlooks a peaceful bay at the heart of the Natural Park of Serra do Mar, the tropical coastal forest running between Rio and São Paulo.
It faces the sea and a 3 km-long protected sandy beach. The hotel offers nine comfortable rooms all opening onto the natural surroundings and the sea, including a dream honeymoon Suite with en suite jacuzzi and a breathtaking view of the ocean. The local road stops at the beach and one has to walk the last 250m to the hotel, nestled in the forest.
Everything here is attuned to the spirit of the place, with nothing to disturb nature’s magic: no TV or telephone in the rooms, no Internet, no air-conditioning. This place is for you to be in a different world, the only sounds are the wind in the palm trees and the sea gently lapping the shore.
Picinguaba acquired a farm, the Fazenda Catuçaba, where they produce their our own coffee, salads, chickens, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, milk, and manioc, all produced organically. Fine cuisine based on delicious naturally organic local products that they harvest or fetch themselves, is one of the enjoyable privileges of the Pousada.
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Pousada Picinguaba Information
- Location & Getting There
Pousada Picinguaba overlooks a peaceful bay at the heart of the Natural Park of Serra do Mar, the tropical coastal forest running between Rio and São Paulo. It is an approximate 3.5-hour flight from Rio or Sao Paulo Airport. Private planes can be arranged.
The hotel offers 9 comfortable rooms that open onto the natural surroundings and the sea, including a Honeymoon Suite which features an ensuite jacuzzi and breathtaking ocean views. Everything is attuned to the spirit of the place, with nothing to disturb nature’s magic. Hence, there is no TV or telephone in the rooms, no Internet and no air-conditioning.
- Fazenda Catuçaba farm
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Spa & sauna
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar
The region is one of the most well-preserved and less well-known parts of the whole Brazilian coast. Enchanting places lie close to the hotel, which guests are able to reach by foot, kayak or boat. Activities include hiking in the tropical rainforest with the in-house guide, cruising on a schooner to explore local islands, visiting Paraty, hiking through the lost villages of the coastal stretch, scuba diving and many more.
Children are welcome and babysitting is available upon request.