Location: Casa Cairuçu is overlooking a calm protected bay in Paraty, in the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located inside a protected area, surrounded by pristine beaches, swathes of rainforest and traditional fishing communities. No roads or cars disturb the breathtaking views; just passing fishing boats and from time to time turtles and dolphins.
How to get here: Fly to Rio de Janeiro ( GIG) and head south to Paraty by road for about 4,5 hours. Then take a 20 minute boat ride to the house across the aquamarine water.
Structure: Casa Cairucu is a private beach house. There is a fully equipped kitchen. You will have an English-speaking remote concierge and all the food and drinks will be stocked for. The housekeeper Adriana prepares simple tasty Brazilian lunches and dinners for no extra cost; you just pay for the groceries. The housekeeper can arrange for passing fishermen to sell fresh snapper, prawns or mahi-mahi to BBQ for dinner. Local restaurants are available for lunch only and there are no local shops. There is 1 SUP and a double kayak with lifejackets.
Rainy Season (Dec to March): The hottest and busiest time of year: it generally rains mid afternoon and freshens things up. Temperatures range from 23-29 degrees C.
Mild Season (April to June and Sept to Nov): Few people, warm weather. Temperatures range from 22-28 degrees C.
Winter (July to August): Generally dry and colder at night. Temperatures range from 11-23 degrees C.
Why staying here: for privacy and excellent service, great for families and romantic getaways.
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Tick off the most popular sites of Brazil, from the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, to Paraty and Ilha Grande. Enjoy panoramic views of Rio from the heights of Corcovado and the Sugarloaf Mountain, hike along the dozens of trails in the Iguazu national Park, visit the exciting bird park, visit a charming colonial town near the beach and finish off on a car-free tropical island with white-sand beaches. This is a great option for a sightseeing holiday, with a bit of culture and a beach break at the end.View full itinerary