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Pousada do Sandi

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Charmingly quirky little guesthouse in a well-preserved colonial building, with a bold, cheerful and eclectic decorative style.

Pousada do Sandi is a quirky little guesthouse located in the historic centre of Paraty within a smart, whitewashed 17th-century building, a charming relic of the Portuguese colonial era. It was originally an elementary school, then a social club, before being transformed into a pousada.

Guestrooms are cheerfully decorated in bold, bright colours, and equipped with air-con, minibar, and TV. Rooms on the first floor have floor to ceiling windows with wrought iron railings. 

The restaurant has a bold, flamboyant design, which is also reflected in the presentation of the food on your plate. Fresh fish and seafood features prominently on the menu. There is also a games room, bar and sauna.

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What our clients say

  • Highlight: The wildlife at Mutum - tapir, caimans, anteater, capybara, massive range of birdlife

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

    MB, Bishop's stortford
  • 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?: We were lucky enough to have a major thunder storm overnight at the Iguazu falls and these were unbelievably spectacular the next day.  Also the Lencois Marahenas was utterly beautiful and quite different to anything else we saw.

    KT, Andover
  • Most memorable experience: "There are too many! looking down from Christ the Redeemer at sun set in Rio, using the local buses to get about town, sitting at an outdoor cafe on Ilha Grande and swimming in the natural pool outside of Paraty."

    ZB, London
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds, took a bit of beating. Also the boat whizzing around under the falls was  very special. The guides did a great job and it was great not being in a large group. I can't speak highly enough of the whole trip."

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
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