Relaxing Hotels of Paraty, Brazil

Nov 23 07:52 2012 Matthew Barker Print This Article

Discover the town of Paraty and the best hotels to stay in during your Brazil vacation.

Visiting Brazil can definitely be a bit of a whirlwind adventure for any traveler. From the overwhelming endless amount of attractions in Rio de Janeiro to darting to the rumbling jungle falls in Iguazu,Guest Posting and with over 8,514,877 square kilometers to explore, it is important to schedule some downtown during your Brazil vacation. Paraty is an ideal destination for relaxation. Paraty is a seaside colonial paradise hideaway halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. There are over 300 regional beaches and 65 islands that surround this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A tiny and charming cobblestoned historical center serves world-class fare among whitewashed colonial buildings, while just steps away brightly colored boats float in the harbor. Further out in the water an inviting scattering of tropical islands that dot the ocean like emeralds on a shimmering sapphire sheet can be seen. This location is the perfect backdrop for luxurious hotels and the following are a few you might want to consider including to your next trip to Brazil.

Casa Turquesa

The beautiful Casa Turquesa boutique hotel was inaugurated in May 2008 as a part of Renato Tavolaro’s architectural project. Located near the pier in the historic center of Paraty, the house was restored to resemble the façade of the old 18th century townhouse, which was destroyed in a fire 30 years ago. Casa Turquesa offers a blend of historical beauty and charm with modern comforts. The hotel’s nine rooms, each named after the color of their décor and each room has a distinct feel with vibrant paintwork and varnished hardwood flooring. Each room offers en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, LCD televisions, safes, minibars, telephone, mosquito netting and Egyptian cotton sheets. Every room has a pleasant view of the bay of Paraty, the historic center of town, the mountains or the Santa Rita Church. Guests are welcome to use the internal patio, swimming pool, whirlpool bar, wine cellar, gazebo, garden and reading room with fireplace and computer.

Pousada do Ouro

Posada do Ouro is an exclusive boutique hotel near Paraty’s eastern waterfront, once a private home built from a gold fortune, suites in the main building, plainer rooms in an annex and open-air poolside pavilion in a tropical garden. It is one of the best places to stay in Paraty and retains much of its colonial charm. It has been the choice of many famous guests who have stayed at the Pousada do Ouro. The guesthouse is conveniently located next to the sea, where visitors can take a short boat trip to the surrounding islands, bays and beaches. The twenty seven rooms and suites have all been decorated in a simple but full of the typical Paraty style that feature modern amenities.  Some of the additional facilities available are a swimming pool, a bar, a restaurant and massage treatments.

Pousada Porto Imperial

The powerful stone walls and lush internal gardens combine to make Pousada Porto Imperial one of the most charming hotels in Paraty. The hotel is located in an 1804 colonial building with thick stone walls. The house originally functioned as a trading center and later an Opera house. Set behind the main church of the historical center on the River Pereque, the prime location of Pousada Porto Imperial allows guests to wander through Paraty’s historic district with ease. Guests are only a ten minute walk from Praia do Pontal Beach, amid a variety of restaurants and cafes and also located near beautiful old churches such as the iconic Church of Santa Risa. The hotel’s 47 suites offer a charm and sophistication to all guests. Relax in the spacious lobby, reading room, restaurant, pool, inner garden or spa during your stay in this early 19th century house. Pousada Porto Imperial also features a restaurant and café/coffee shop.

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