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Pousada Abracadabra

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  • Pousada Abracadabra
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Small, relaxed and unpretentious hotel with idyllic views over the bay and plenty of relaxing outdoor areas.

Pousada Abracadabra a small, relaxed and unpretentious hotel is on a hillside, a 10-minute stroll away from the lively main street of Rua das Pedras in the trendy little resort of Búzios. It's a steep walk along the cobblestones to reach the entrance, where an idyllic scene unfurls along the cliff edge. There's a beautiful decked swimming pool beside a Polynesian-style bar and breakfast room, all overlooking the golden sweep of the bay.

Recently purchased by the owners of Casas Brancas, Abracadabra is not quite as chic as its sister property but the style is similar, with rooms housed in small white cottages. Guests are welcome at the excellent restaurant at Casas Brancas.

There are just 16 bright and airy rooms, located either in the main building or in the cottages spread amongst tropical gardens. Guestrooms are simply decorated with dark wooden furniture and white walls, and have a relaxed, breezy feel. All are equipped with air-con and a spacious tiled bathroom, and most also have a balcony with a hammock. 

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What our clients say

  • Iguazu Falls, both sides spectacular, getting a flavour of Rio and being taken such good care of as a single traveller.

    MB, Thatcham
  • This trip was memorable from start to finish. We will definitely be visiting Brazil again.

    JH, Dorking
  • Expert help in tailoring a holiday that took in the nature of the country (the Amazon), the cities (Manaus, Rio and Salvador) and the idyllic beaches of Bahia - all in a not overly rushed two weeks.

    DA, West Norwood
  • Wow, so many it's hard to choose the most memorable aspect. Sunrise on the lake in the Pantanal was just wonderful. The exhilaration of standing at the devil's throat on the Argentinian side of Iguacu falls. Having the Brazilian Iguacu trail all to ourselves at sunset, when the park was closed but we could still stroll out of our hotel and soak up the view. Seeing wild toucans at Iguacu. Having a family of capybaras living outside our hut in the Pantanal and seeing wild macaws and howler monkeys. We had a great time on the plane from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo - tiny but brilliant views and very exciting. We also loved our boat trip around the islands and beaches near Paraty. We took a small sailing boat which made it extremely peaceful. The boat trip at Iguacu was also fantastic but be warned you do get completely soaked. Having a hot tub in our living room at Vila dos Orixas!

    TH, Arsenal
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Trip to Mount Corcovado & Sugar Loaf but many memorable moments.

    MB, Bishop's stortford
  • Where to start? The World Cup match in Salvador, the old town of Salvador itself, swimming with wild dolphins in Praia de Pipa, watching monkeys play at breakfast, piranha fishing then feeding caimans in the Pantanal, playing football on Copacabana beach, seeing Christ the Redeemer for the first time, dancing in Rio Sanarium, all the Brazilian people we met who were so friendly. The best holiday we have ever been on.

    LM, London
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Chris Rendell Dunn
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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