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Which pousadas are best for beaches and relaxation in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia?

Which pousadas are best for beaches and relaxation in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia?

Q. Hi Alison, I’m hoping you will be able to help me! I am planning a trip to Brazil with my partner in September. I need to some help with where to stay & visit please. The key ‘stop points’ will be Rio and Salvador and surrounding areas. Can you recommend places near Salvador with beautiful beaches? I’m looking […]

22 de August de 2015 | By | Reply More
Visiting Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro: an insider’s guide

Visiting Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro: an insider’s guide

Christ the Redeemer, otherwise known as Cristo Redentor or Corcovado, is Rio de Janeiro’s busiest tourist attraction. So when is the best time of day to visit? How much does it cost? Should you book in advance? Here is our insider’s guide to help you beat the crowds and enjoy your visit to the top. […]

4 de August de 2015 | By | Reply More
Which pousada is best for 3 days on Boipeba island, Bahia?

Which pousada is best for 3 days on Boipeba island, Bahia?

Q. “Hi Alison, We’re planning to spend 3 days in Boipeba and we’d like to stay only in one place. However, we’re still undecided about where else to go. Is there any other place in the state of Bahia (apart from Maraú Peninsula and Boipeba) that you would recommend? Many thanks.” Giuliana A. Hi Giuliana, With just 3 days […]

29 de July de 2015 | By | Reply More
Accommodation for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016: an insider’s guide

Accommodation for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016: an insider’s guide

The 2016 Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro over 19 days between August 5 and 21, with 11 days of Paralympics following that between September 7 and 18. The Olympic park itself with its various stadiums  is being built in Barra, in the west part of Rio, and there will be 3 other […]

23 de July de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 great value B&Bs and guesthouses in Brazil’s amazing destinations

10 great value B&Bs and guesthouses in Brazil’s amazing destinations

1. Alcino Estalagem, Lençóis, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia “beautiful colonial-style inn in Lençois with great atmosphere + best breakfast in Brazil” Read more …   2. Pousada Santa Clara, Boipeba, Bahia “the guesthouse where Hidden Pousadas Brazil began: total paradise!” Read more …   3. Pousada Estrela do Mar, Salvador, Bahia   “simple, charming and convenient […]

6 de July de 2015 | By | Reply More
7  best pousada side trips for business travel in São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7 best pousada side trips for business travel in São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

São Paulo   1. Ilha de Toque Toque Boutique Hotel Toque Toque Grande, São Sebastião, São Paulo “Boutique hotel with charm, simplicity, service & fabulous ocean views” SEE MORE   2. Estalagem Camburi Camburi, São Sebastião, São Paulo “Charming pousada located in Camburi on the northern coast of São Paulo” SEE MORE   Rio de […]

29 de June de 2015 | By | Reply More
15 of the best pousadas, guesthouses & B&Bs in Brazil right on the beach

15 of the best pousadas, guesthouses & B&Bs in Brazil right on the beach

1. Hotel Vila Selvagem Praia do Pontal de Maceió, Fortim, Ceará “Rustic chic hotel right on the beach with 2 pools, spa and great restaurant” See more …   2. Pousada Casa Zulu Icaraizinho de Amontada, Ceará “Laid back friendly beach pousada right near the centre of Icaraizinho village” See more …   3. Dreamland Bungalows Taipu de […]

22 de June de 2015 | By | Reply More
Expected prices for the Olympics in Brazil & Best beach holiday destinations

Expected prices for the Olympics in Brazil & Best beach holiday destinations

Q. “Hello Alison,  I live in London and found your details on a link from the Rough Guide to Brazil. I am looking for a beach base next summer 2016 for some relaxation ahead of the Olympics. What are you expecting next summer? Will it and the prices go bonkers?” C.N, UK   A. Hi there, […]

9 de June de 2015 | By | Reply More
Day 4: Hotel Hurricane, Jericoacoara, Ceará

Day 4: Hotel Hurricane, Jericoacoara, Ceará

I’m up early as always, this time trying to get good pics of Jeri before the tourists get up, and am rewarded by a great sunrise and horses grazing on the beach in front of the famous sunset dune. You have to climb this dune at least once whilst you’re here, at sunset obviously, but […]

7 de June de 2015 | By | Reply More
Day 3: From Pontal de Maceió to Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil

Day 3: From Pontal de Maceió to Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil

Today is a travel day and I pack up at 5.30 ready to get the taxi transfer organised by Hotel Vila Selvagem back into Fortaleza and the bus station (cost R$250,00). I’m actually off to Jericoacoara and could get the transfer all the way there for around R$ 6-700,00 (for up to 4 people). Unfortunately […]

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