Set right on the beach and boasting stunning sea views, the colonial-styled Pousada Picinguaba is surrounded by Atlantic rainforest and mountains. The guest rooms lead out onto the large garden that overlooks the sea. There is no television or Internet at the hotel, so quiet and relaxation is enhanced. Picinguaba aims to promote sustainability and social accountability.
Each room has a private balcony with a hammock and en-suite bathrooms. The special honeymoon suite has a Jacuzzi. There is one villa for larger groups with three rooms, a fireplace, and a terrace. Artwork by local artists adorns each room.
There is a large outdoor pool with loungers for tanning and admiring the view. Free parking is available. There is a chapel on the grounds, as well as a reading room, a lounge with fireplace, and a DVD room. The hotel organizes activities including hiking, boat trips to nearby islands, tours to Paraty, and kayaking.
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The hotel is in the midst of the Serra do Mar Natural Park, on the edge of a remote bay. There are no other hotels in the vicinity, making it a peaceful getaway. Paraty is half an hour's drive away.
Food & Beverage
The restaurant serves three meals a day and various drinks and cocktails, with sea views to complement the experience. Much of the food is supplied by an organic farm affiliated to the hotel. The menu combines local and international flavors and specializes in fresh seafood. The complimentary buffet breakfast uses fresh organic produce and locally grown coffee.
How To Get There
From Paraty, take the Rod. Rio-Santos road south for nineteen miles When the road forks, take the left fork and continue on for nearly two miles. The parking is a few hundred feet from the hotel, and you will have to walk along a short path in the forest to reach it.
Amenities & Services
General:Patio, Lounge Area, Bar, Fireplace, On-Site Parking (free), Garden, Cable/Satellite TV, Breakfast, Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Air Conditioning, 24-Hour Security.
Services:Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Shuttle Service to Local Attractions, Wake-Up Service, Tours and Excursions, Beach Service, Laundry Service.
On-Site Activities:BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Sun Deck, Massage Service, Wine Cellar, Hammocks, Movie Collection on DVD, Sun Loungers.
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