Pousada Portas da Amazonia
Rustic Pousada Portas da Amazonia is an endearingly shambolic pousada in the centre of atmospheric Sao Luis.
This quirky hotel in São Luis' historic centre occupies three restored mid-19th century townhouses. It’s perfectly in keeping with the faded grandeur of the surrounding streets, and is quite a haven from the sticky heat outside, cooled by retro ceiling fans. Huge oak doors, period furniture and other unusual features compose a simple, rustic place to spend a night or two.
The resulting effect is intriguing, as long creaky corridors and hardwood staircases no longer follow their original logical layout. Materials from the former residences have been imaginatively used often in novel ways - the tables of the attached pizzeria are marble blocks - their original purpose is now redundant. Many of the differently-sized guest rooms have shuttered doors opening on to a small balcony overlooking the street, which can be boisterous at weekends.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"The Hotel de la Opera in Bogotá was another excellent choice. Extremely comfortable with good spa facilities to enjoy after a long day out. The Hotel de la Opera had two good choices of restaurants (although the service was painfully slow). It was a lovely hotel. We would thoroughly recommend both hotels and were delighted with the choices made for us."MB, Wadhurst
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant
Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant
Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.