Pousada Picinguaba

The hotel 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. Pousada Picinguaba was selected in Hip Hotels as one of the 80 most extraordinary hotels around the world. The local road stops at the beach and one has to walk the last 250m to the hotel, nestled in the forest. All rooms open onto the natural surroundings and the sea. The rooms are simple but comfortable. There is no TV, no telephone, no Internet, no air-conditioning in the rooms. The idea is enjoying the nature. Each room has a private balcony with a hammock. The hotel decoration includes original works of Brazilian artists. Some facilities are swimming pool, chapel, reading room and fireplace, restaurant, movies room, and wine cellar.