Q. Hi Alison,
My partner and I are going to Brazil for Christmas. We are arriving into Sao Paulo on morning 19th Dec & leaving on 3rd January. We are interested in travelling along the coast to Rio as we are going to hire a car. Melissa recommended Trindade and Casa do Bicho in Angra Dos Reis. I would be very grateful for suggestions or possible itineraries.
Thanks, Clyde (Dublin, Ireland)
Many thanks for your email re your forthcoming Brazil trip.
You’ll find all of our recommendations on hiddenpousadasbrazil.com if you click on the “Find Pousadas” tab at the top of the home page . My personal recommendations (all places I have visited and approved) come out first as ‘Alison’s top pick’, followed by the recommendations from other travellers as per TripAdvisor.
Re Angra dos Reis and Trindade: Casa do Bicho is nice but you may prefer to be actually on Ilha Grande (an hour’s schooner trip from Angra). Trindade is also beautiful and good if you’re the backpacking type, but there are no decent pousadas there and Paraty is a much better place to base yourself, particularly if you like history and culture to add to beach.
The one thing I would say about your trip is… it’s going to be wonderful but if you haven’t done it yet make sure you book your New Year accommodation before you add anything else to your itinerary! Many pousadas have minimum stays and the prices rise massively everywhere.
Let me know if you need more advice, OK?
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