Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Dona Zilha, São Paulo

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanOctober 1, 2013Pousada Dona Zilah is a large 1930s townhouse, extended and converted to accommodate a maximum of 34 people in 15 suites. Rooms are basic, with tiled floors and painted brick walls, and some only have windows looking onto the internal courtyard which can make things a bit claustrophobic, but they all […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Natur Campeche, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina

Posted on September 9th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanSeptember 9, 2013Florianópolis is not exactly a hidden” destination in Brazil. Every year and particularly in high season, between December and March, the place fills with both local Brazilians and thousands of Argentinians. Fortunately most of these head for Jurer and Praia dos Ingleses and the highrise hotels and resorts on the island, […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Fim da Trilha, Ilha do Mel (Encantadas), Parana

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanAugust 20, 2013It definitely helps when the sun is shining and the sky is blue but I was definitely encantada” or delighted several times over to find such a lovely pousada in a lesser known part of Ilha do Mel.Fim da Trilha is family run and they pride themselves on their service and […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Ponta da Piteira Boutique Hotel, Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanJuly 30, 2013Ponta da Piteira wasn&rsquot;t on my visiting list because I didn&rsquot;t know it existed before my trip, but what a treat! A real hidden pousada with only 3 enormous chalet-type suites, all with spectacular views over the lagoons of Ibiraquera and the beach beyond. This is a boutique pousada hotel par […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Caminho do Rei, Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanJuly 8, 2013What an extraodinary treat it was to find the Pousada Caminho do Rei at the end of the dirt track which runs along the ridge of hills above Praia do Rosa. I had looked it up on Google so imagined there might be views but could not have imagined the 180 […]

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Brazil: Vila do Patacho, Praia do Patacho, Alagoas

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowanJune 18, 2013Expectations are strange things! I knew Vila do Patacho was down the track that leads to the beachfront Pousada Patacho so I had assumed it was set some way back from the beach and that it was just one villa. What I found just blew me away. Not only were there […]

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Great Things To Do In Brazil: Jaguar Hunting

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Steve NelsonFebruary 20, 2013The largest and most beautiful big cat in The Americas is of course the jaguar. They used to roam all over the tropical areas of the two continents but are now mostly confined to the few remaining lowland wilderness areas, especially the Amazon and the Pantanal, both of which are mostly […]

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Great Things To Do In Brazil: Snorkelling the Rivers of Bonito

Posted on January 8th, 2013 by gringadmin

By Steve NelsonJanuary 8, 2013One of the most surprising and enjoyable activities in Brazil, and one open to people of all ages and abilities, is to spend a morning or three floating and snorkelling down the rivers of Bonito, whose crystal clear waters are amongst the three clearest river systems on the planet. The limestone […]

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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Pousada Sagi Iti, Praia do Sagi, Baia Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte

Posted on December 11th, 2012 by Alison McGowan

By Alison McGowan December 11, 2012 You can’t always tell from the photos but I had a feeling I would love the Pousada Sagi Iti and I was not disappointed. This place is simply beautiful – a small 4 suite pousada just a few steps away from Sagi beach, a place where you get a […]

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Fernando de Noronha: One of Brazil’s Most Treasured Destinations for Brazil Scuba Diving

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by gringadmin

By Joe Naab October 9, 2012 Looking for Brazilian Scuba Diving? Hidden way offshore in the Atlantic, nearly two-hours by plane, is the small, gorgeous and nearly uninhabited island of Fernando de Noronha. I had never heard of it before I got here and I expect that few foreigners and even many Brazilians have never […]

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