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Pousada Picinguaba

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Fabulous hideaway midway between Rio and São Paolo combining unspoilt beaches, tropical rainforest and local colour

Half way between Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo there is an exceptional hideaway of some considerable beauty. The tiny fishing village of Picinguaba is set on the edge of unspoilt Atlantic rainforest beneath tropical mountain peaks. Here you will gaze across turquoise bays and out to velvet green islands. Vast expanses of open beaches seemingly extend forever.

The pousada at Picinguaba, with its ten rooms, private schooner and local guides brings together all that is great about Brazil. Created with great passion by Frenchman Emmanuel Rengade, it is a charming place built in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings: we awoke to the sounds of the forest in the morning, watched giant blue butterflies and brightly-coloured hummingbirds, sailed to deserted islands through dolphins and flying fish, snorkelled in crystal clear waters, walked through the forest, swam under waterfalls, dined on freshly caught seafood and finally drank with the local fishermen playing their guitars underneath the stars. Magical.

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