To get away from it all and surround yourself by untamed landscapes and crystal blue water that you can actually see through, you’ll want to visit the Pousada Picinguaba, near Parati (Paraty), Brazil’s best kept secret.
The chill out spots you’ll find here will literally take your breath away and thrill your senses. Its extraordinary natural setting gives you the chance to enjoy all the stunning treasures that nature has to offer and an opportunity to enjoy a taste of Brazilian life.
The luxurious Picinguaba hotel (Pousada means luxury hotel) features 10 rooms which all open to views of the sea and lush tropical surroundings. There is also a lovely honeymoon suite with a Jacuzzi and a spectacular view of the ocean. You can also book one of the stunning villas here which are actual ancient village homes that have been lovingly renovated while at the same time keeping their original special touches. All the villas border the Pousada Picinguaba’s surrounding gardens.
You’ll find that the rooms don’t provide TVs, telephones, internet or air conditioning, which is a good thing if you really want to get away from all the stresses, and noises of a hectic lifestyle. The chill out spots at Picinquaba place you in a different world, one where you are connected to the nature that surrounds you, listening to the sea touch the sandy shores. When was the last time your surroundings were so peaceful you could hear the wind blow lightly through the trees or birds sing? If you’re like me, it’s be a long time. When you stay here, you’ll be reminded of the serenity you’ve been missing.
The perfect place to relax at the Pousada is on their gorgeous deck and spring water swimming pool area which are nestled in an exotic garden heavy with tropical flowers. You can sunbathe beside the pool or relax in one of the garden’s many hidden places, perhaps taking a nap under the trees in a comfortable hammock. There is also a lovely wooden deck that overlooks the sea, offering a gorgeous view of the entire bay. You’ve haven’t seen a sunset as glorious as the one you’ll experience at the Picinguaba. To take the experience to the next level, pamper yourself with a soothing massage.
While you work on your tan by the pool, the pool bar comes in handy, offering tasty snacks and refreshing tropical juices throughout the day. You’ll want to return in the evening for a cocktail or two and wonderful appetizers like spicy marinated fish and some fresh fruit. If you’re lucky, one of the locals might play guitar while you unwind and enjoy the scenery, the perfect place to relax.
The restaurant at Picinguaba is for guests only so you’ll never run into crowds. It offers a variety of delectable local specialties and an extensive selection of fine wines from Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Best of all you’ll enjoy all your meals with a backdrop of beautiful ocean views.
The drawing room is one of the Pousada’s best chill out spots where you can sip a nice cup of tea and watch the colorful hummingbirds that are so prevalent here. Both coffee and tea is served all day along with some light snacks. You’ll also find a lovely boutique, brimming with wonderful artistic creations made the local craftsmen.
Outdoor activities in Picinguaba include hiking, kayaking, taking a schooner cruise and best off all, strolling along the beach and visiting with the warm and welcoming locals. It’s an experience in itself watching the local fisherman returning from sea with their boats brimming with their catch of the day.
To get to the Pousada Picinguaba, near Parati, Brazil and experience life changing chill out spots like you’ve never experienced before, you can fly into Rio’s Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport as well as São Paulo’s Guarulhos. The Pousada Picinguaba will also arrange transfer for you.