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Alternative accommodation & the Rio Olympics: the challenges for Airbnb

Alternative accommodation & the Rio Olympics: the challenges for Airbnb

Airbnb and the Rio Olympics The view from Casa Florence | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro  or  “Chic penthouse, fab views, nr beach” When online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc. won the official contract to provide alternative accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games in March last year, it must have seemed like a brilliant way […]

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28 de January de 2016 | By | Reply More
10 beach destinations and Pousadas for perfect solitude in low-season

10 beach destinations and Pousadas for perfect solitude in low-season

1. Vila Pedra Mar, Praia Vermelha, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro  ” exclusive luxury ocean-front boutique hotel on Praia Vermelha with spectacular views” SEE  MORE INFO 2. Loin de Tout Guest House, Corumbau, Bahia   “quiet elegant beachside pousada in the small fishing village of Corumbau” SEE MORE INFO 3. Pousada Lagoa do Cassange, Península de […]

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11 de November de 2014 | By | Reply More
Alison McGowan on Six years of Hidden Pousadas Brazil!

Alison McGowan on Six years of Hidden Pousadas Brazil!

It is Hidden Pousadas Brazil‘s 6th birthday today and I still have as much passion for the company today as when the idea first popped into my head whilst enjoying that caipirinha at sunset on Boipeba beach all those years ago. People  and passion have always been  my motivation for doing what I do. I get a huge […]

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12 de March de 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Pousadas in Salvador & Florianopolis over New Year

Pousadas in Salvador & Florianopolis over New Year

Q. “Hi Alison, I want to spend a week in Rio and then possibly travel to Salvador for a week and/or Florianopolis? Please recommend your sugguestions! Arrival Dec. 28 Depart Jan 9th.” C.T, USA   A. Hi there, In Salvador we highly recommend Casa do Amarelindo if you want to be in the Pelourinho historical centre and Pousada […]

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4 de November de 2013 | By | Reply More
How to get to Fazenda Baia Grande

How to get to Fazenda Baia Grande

Q. “Good day Alison, I wonder if you could assist me with a query I have regarding visiting Fazenda Baia Grande in the pantanal over December this year. What is the easiest and most cost effective way of getting there from Piracicaba (Campinas area – SP)? Do you recommend any other great pousadas in the pantanal?” S.R, […]

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29 de October de 2013 | By | Reply More
Best pousadas in Trancoso & Arraial dÁjuda for early December trip

Best pousadas in Trancoso & Arraial dÁjuda for early December trip

Q. “Dear Alison, I live in London and will be in Trancoso from 2-7 December and I wanted to stay at the Pousada Capim Santo but there does not appear to be any availability.  I liked the location as it’s so close to the quadrado. I wondered if you could recommend somewhere else in the […]

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17 de October de 2013 | By | Reply More
10 things to love about travelling solo as a woman in Brazil

10 things to love about travelling solo as a woman in Brazil

Travelling alone as a woman can be a challenge in any country. In Brazil solo travellers do end up having to pay double or nearly double for hotel rooms, since they are priced for 2 and single supplements don’t apply. Also in restaurants often one main course is enough for 2 and priced accordingly, which […]

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10 de October de 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Where to go for solo travel in Bahia and Ilha Grande,Rio de Janeiro

Where to go for solo travel in Bahia and Ilha Grande,Rio de Janeiro

Q. “Hi Alison! I am planning another trip to Brazil, either to Bahia or to Rio/Ilha Grande mid November. Weather wise are both destinations ok? In Bahia I would like to go back to Santa Clara, which I have visited twice already, and also explore a new place. I have seen a place called Butterfly […]

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13 de September de 2013 | By More
Amazon cruises or pousadas in the Amazon?

Amazon cruises or pousadas in the Amazon?

Q. “Hi Alison, I have a family of 2 adults and 4 children (ages 3, 11, 13, 15) we are after possibly an Amazon river cruise or to stay in a Pousada. We are flexible around March and April 2014.” D.F, Austria   A. Hi there, If you are looking at pousadas  the best one […]

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23 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More
Brazil Trip: Pousadas in Araial dÁjuda, Trancoso, Rio, Manaus and more

Brazil Trip: Pousadas in Araial dÁjuda, Trancoso, Rio, Manaus and more

Q. “Dear Alison, By chance I found Your travel tips and Hidden Pousadas searching the internet. Looking for places to stay and pousadas are what I like to find, So thank You very much for Your pre-choosing work. We are an elderly german couple (retired) and we plan to get away from the winter and […]

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31 de July de 2013 | By | Reply More