Pousada Picinguaba

Splendid isolation can still be found. At Picinguaba, you can stay in a tiny, exclusive hotel without even a road – just a beach, and a forest setting.

Your expectation will mount as the road peters out. You’ll find yourself on a three kilometre stretch of protected beach, surrounded by tropical coastal forest that is part of the fabled mountain ranges of Serra do Mar.

Walk to your hotel – the road does not take you there – and your expectation will be fulfilled. Make Picinguaba part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Brazil and you will be able to stay in a remote, but extremely chic, hotel overlooking a picture-perfect bay. And you will feel as if you have the place to yourself. Picinguaba has only nine guest rooms, and there is no other hotel within a radius of 30 km. So personal service, and the space to enjoy the setting to the full, is virtually guaranteed.

Picinguaba, at a glance

  • Exclusive boutique hotel, tucked away in a coastal forest
  • 30 minutes drive from Paraty
  • Just nine rooms that open onto natural surroundings and the sea
  • All with private balconies and hammocks
  • Honeymoon suite with breathtaking ocean views and en suite Jacuzzi
  • No TV, room phones or internet to disturb your tranquillity
  • Organic, home-produced food including coffee, honey, bread, plus locally-sourced produce and seafood

For leisure and pleasure

  • Beautiful swimming pool with laid back sun deck
  • Three kilometres of protected beach
  • Swimming in the glorious ocean
  • Walking tracks through unspoiled coastal rainforest
  • Explore the mountain ranges of Serra do Mar
  • 30 minutes from the UNESCO listed World Heritage town of Paraty, with its restored architecture, colourful market, art and numerous festivals
  • Easy Access to Ubatuba for excellent bird watching and cultural visits
  • Catherine was warm, friendly, efficient and delivered what was promised. We were not disappointed on any front. Exceeded all expectations.

    NN, Spain, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7