The serene Pousada Picinguaba

A charming Portuguese colonial house surrounded by nature and sea, Pousada Picinguaba is located in the village of Picinguaba, in a peaceful bay in the heart of the Natural Park of Serra do Mar, between Rio and São Paulo in Brazil.

A high-class hideaway for a tranquil and authentic holiday, Pousada Picinguaba offers a modern and simple service where guests can forget about television, phones and Internet and be more in contact with nature and local culture.

Full of furniture from the 40s and 50s, sculptures and paintings from Brazilian artists, the Pousada and the rooms are decorated with pieces selected and collected by the owner Emmanuel and his wife Filipa. The restaurant proposes dishes with fresh and organic products and ingredients produced locally and guests can have nice breakfast, lunch or dinner there or, with nice weather, by the deck.

The 9 comfortable rooms (classic and suites) with private balconies, are decorated with local furniture and art pieces. The honeymoon Suite, with a great view of the ocean, has a private Jacuzzi, tables and chairs made by local designers and the Villa Casa Verde has a private dining area, two rooms, a suite with balcony and a large terrace. This accommodation is ideal for families.

Untouched beaches, tropical rainforest, waterfalls and small islands characterize the area nearby Picinguaba. The hotel organizes excursions and private tours to discover the region. Guests can also enjoy outdoor activities like hiking in the tropical rainforest, scuba diving, snorkeling or surfing in the nearby beaches. By request, Yoga and meditation classes are organised inside the posada and guests can use the wood-fired sauna or enjoy massages and treatments with natural Brazilian products.

Info: http://www.picinguaba.com/en/index.mhtml – Room price: double room from BRL 950,00 + taxes half board (breakfast and dinner), incl. Wi-Fi in the lobby – Services: car and air transfers, tours

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