About Bed & Breakfasts in Brazil
Bed and breakfast is rarely used as a term in Brazil, though in this country there are magnificent properties that fully correspond to the definition of a B&B. More often such properties are referred to as guest houses. These are the so called pousadas. In most cases Brazilian pousadas (B&B) are colorful properties, tucked away amidst a lush in greenery garden or hidden behind the walls of a colonial style home. No matter where guests choose to stay they will most probably enjoy picturesque surroundings, delicious food, charmingly appointed rooms, warm hospitality and unique laid back ambiance.
Brazil has always been associated with genius football players, gorgeous carnivals, and wonderful beaches. Actually the appeal of Brazil is more complex. Its exotic flair to a large extent is due to the unbelievable mix of ethnic groups with languages, cultures and ways of life mingling through the centuries to form the unique character of Brazilian people. The diverse nature is also one of the great merits of the country. Here are located the largest rainforest in the world and the cerrado - one of the oldest and most diverse ecological systems in the world, part of UNESCO's list of world heritage. In this list take part also the Iguazu Falls - one of the most spectacular wonders of nature. The largest and the most diverse sweet water ecosystem on the planet is also located in Brazil. This is Pantanal, famous for its incredible wealth of wildlife, birds and amphibians. These huge flat regions and rainforests surround from all sides magnificent mountains like Chapada dos Gimaraes, while to the east on the Atlantic coast are located the world famous Brazil beaches and splendid cities. Several of the most notable locations in Brazil are Brasilia (the capital), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Bello Horizonte, Curitiba, Belem, Buzios, Recife, Salvador, Fortaleza, Natal.
Quinta da Floresta Bed & Breakfast is a hidden treasure on an ancient golden route of Brazil's Green Coast. Locate 15 minutes from the historic town of Paraty in the state of Rio de Janeiro, this picturesque colonial style villa boasts two hectares of private grounds with well-maintained gardens, fruit orchards and forested preservation areas, butterfly gardens, forest trails, private swimming holes as well as easy access to fabulous beaches, waterfalls, Paraty, the fascinating Gold Trail. Quinta da Floresta B&B offers 5 bedrooms and 2 bungalows, two large kitchens, BBQ facilities, a huge lounge with TV, bar and fireplace, a library with board games and much more.
Bed & Breakfast Leblon is located in a cosy apartment in one of the most sophisticated neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro - Leblon. Great shopping, gorgeous beaches, fine dining restaurants and amazing scenery are only within minutes on foot from Bed & Breakfast Leblon and it is a convenient starting point for touring Rio de Janeiro. The apartment is well appointed and has a fresh and welcoming atmosphere. There are two bedrooms with maximum capacity for 6 guests. Their facilities include cable TV with full HDTV, Wi-Fi internet, air conditioner, shared bathroom. Bed & Breakfast Leblon also features a lovely dining room where breakfast is provided daily.
Macadamia is a charming bed and breakfast in Rio de Janeiro located in a private apartment in the southern neighborhood of Gavea - quiet and leafy. It is close to Leblon Beach and the Botanical Garden and is an ideal home base for touring this magnificent city, enjoying its beaches and immersing in its unique atmosphere. Macadamia Bed & Breakfast is one double room in a private flat with two single beds. It has its own bathroom and is beutifully furnished. The apartment itself is very cosy with fresh and welcoming atmosphere. It is a great opportunity for guests to find a real home away from home in Rio de Janeiro.
Chalet Maria Tereza offers elegance, cosiness and comfort to everyone who wants to stay in style while visiting Petropolis. Part of a historic estate, which once belonged the famous Ruy Barbosa, the chalet is tucked away in a lush garden along one of the most beautiful streets in the city and within walking distance from its interesting attractions. This elegant bed and breakfast in the center of Petropolis offers 3 rooms and 2 suites, which provide all comforts coupled with exquisite simplicity. The guests may relax in two cosy and stylish parlors. Breakfast is sumptuous, featuring delicious local products. It is served either in the sunny dining room or outside on the patio.
Macaw's Nest Bed & Breakfast
Rod. Philuvio Cerqueira Rodrigues 4000, Itaipava, 25745-072 Petropolis
+55 24 22223617, +55 24 22227195
Innkeeper: Davis Baleshttp://www.ninhodaarara.com
Macaw's Nest is an upscale bed and breakfast in Petropolis, occupying a distinct country estate in the prestigious Itaipava area. It blends European elegance and charm with the natural beauty of the spectacular mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro. Macaw's Nest B&B includes 8 tastefully appointed rooms, an African bar, a lounge with fireplace, two dining rooms, a steam room (massage service available) and various sitting areas. The six acres of Macaw’s Nest include a beautiful garden, a duck pond with an island for massage therapy, a 70-foot swimming pool with cachaça and tequila bar, a vegetable garden and a small orchard.
Janela de Marcia Bed & Breakfast in Florianopolis is located in a quiet neighborhood, only 5 minutes from the center of Lagoa da Conceicao and 2 miles from gorgeous beaches. The owner of this B&B in Florianopolis is much of a traveller herself and will gladly help with advice on how to get the maximum of one's stay in Florianopolis. The picturesque setting of Janela de Marcia B&B with its organic vegetable garden creates a truly enchanting atmosphere. It has three comfortably appointed suites, equipped with an air conditioner or fan, mini fridge, Wi-Fi internet, CD/Ipod player, en-suite bathroom.
Pousada Telhado Verde Bed & Breakfast
Rua Vieira Camara 30, 28950000 Buzios, Rio de Janeiro
+55 22 26236177
Innkeeper: Mauricio Barbosa and Carmen Cordeirohttp://www.telhadoverde.com
Awarded two times with the Rio Quality prize in the environmental categories Pousada Telhado Verde is really like a paradise on earth. It is located close to three of the most beautiful beaches in Buzios - a 9 km peninsula with 23 beaches, 150 km from Rio de Janeiro. This B&B offers lots of peace and quiet, serene atmosphere and 12 beautifully appointed rooms in 2800 sq. m. of gardens. Every room has internet connection, safe, telephone, TV set, bathroom, mini bar, air conditioning, fan. Pousada Telhado Verde Bed & Breakfast also offers a 24-hour guarded private parking lot, a sparkling clean swimming pool, games room and a library.