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, about half an hour's drive south of Paraty. It is the only hotel in a 30 km radius. 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 250 meters 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. 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.
Many of our products, such as our coffee, come from our own farm and second hotel, Fazenda Catuçaba. We cultivate and produce various foods ourselves, all organic and exclusively for our guests, such as milk, fresh cheese, bread fresh from the oven, honey, typical "pão de queijo", cakes and fruits. Your meals will be prepared according to local recipes, based on fresh and locally sourced seafood.
During your stay, you will hardly meet any other tourists, you will be alone most of the time. You won’t need a car to get around because there are enchanting places close to the village and the hotel, which you can go to on foot, by kayak or by boat.
Whatever your idea of an ideal holiday might be, waking up at dawn and going for a jog on a deserted beach or chilling out in a hammock in the company of birds, Picinguaba will fulfill your desires. With your family, your friends or for a romantic holiday, this will be the perfect getaway.
Pousada Picinguaba was selected in Hip Hotels as one of the 80 most extraordinary hotels around the world.
The rooms are simple, but at the same time very charming and comfortable, each one with a nice view of the garden and the stunning sea in the background. Beautiful flowers and tropical plants, often attracting humming birds, create a magnificent view from the room.