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Why we like it
- A true hidden gem on a three kilometre long protected sandy beach
- Boutique property with only nine rooms and one honeymoon suite
- No modern distractions: a digital detox with no TV or internet
- Surrounded by glorious natural and a characterful local culture
- Located within a traditional fishing village inside the Serra do Mar State Park
- Stunning common rooms for relaxing and reading
Take one of the day trips to the local village to meet the friendly locals and see what life is like at the nearby plantation.
Melissa very quickly worked out our likes and dislikes and came up with the perfect itinerary for us. She had maximized the tour in the short time to include as much as possible without making it an ordeal!
- RT, Peterborough
This delightful small hotel is located within a traditional caiçara fishing village inside the attractive Serra do Mar State Park. The hotel overlooks a peaceful bay along the forested coastline that runs between Rio and São Paulo and is a fantastic place to recharge your batteries. The 10 simple, comfortable rooms – including one large romantic suite with sea views and Jacuzzi – overlook lush tropical gardens surrounding the pool; private villas are also available. Picinguaba has a relaxed feeling and showcases the very best of Brazil’s hospitality. The surrounding area has deserted islands, beaches and pristine rainforest and waterfalls to explore. Head to the three kilometre-long sandy beach, or relax in one of the spacious common rooms. The drawing room is the ideal place for observing the hummingbirds or enjoying teas and coffees prepared by the hotel’s barista, accompanied by homemade cakes. The cuisine on offer includes local specialities and plenty of fresh seafood. The hotel has its own farm at sister hotel Fazenda Catuҫaba which produces much of the food on offer and also takes guests.
Best time to be there
Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.
Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)
14 hours 15 minutes
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area
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