Casa Turquesa

Paraty, Southern Coast, Brazil

At a Glance

  • Beautiful colonial building with lovely individual guest rooms with vibrant splashes of colour and Brazilian touches

  • It’s the most expensive hotel in Paraty however, it is the most exclusive with a fresh contemporary edge

  • An excellent choice if you're looking for a little extra luxury during your stay in Paraty

  • Has a pretty garden with a swimming pool equipped with a Jacuzzi and four massage rooms

  • Located in the quaint cobblestone heart of Paraty and within easy reach of excellent local restaurants - seafood being the speciality

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Best time to Visit

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High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The coastal location ensures that temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (night-time in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. This can be a lovely time to visit as it is warm in the day, cooler at night and drier. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but the peak summer months of January and February often experience heavier showers. Christmas, New Year, January, Carnival, Easter and Paraty's International Literary Festival (normally held in July) are high season and hotels will be busy.

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Don't be alarmed when you are asked to remove your shoes upon check in. You will be given your own pair of havaianas to wear in the hotel which are (thankfully) yours to keep!

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Casa Turquesa is a beautifully decorated two-storey 18th century historic house located in the colonial centre of the charming town of Paraty, half way in between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on Brazil's glorious Emerald Coast.

Paraty is renowned for its beautifully preserved architecture, cobbled streets and colourful houses. Casa Turquesa is a beautiful boutique hotel, well-positioned to enjoy the cultural delights of this Brazilian gem of a town.

Casa Turquesa, designed by Renato Tavolaro, offers nine comfortable and beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites. From many of the balconies there are wonderful views of the bay, the famous rooftops of Paraty, the mountains and the dome of the church of Santa Rita - the town’s oldest religious building. Their breakfasts are a delicious way to start the day before heading out to see the sights. The hotel has an internal courtyard, a garden, a swimming pool equipped with jacuzzi, a bar and cellar. The main house also has a reading room and a small fireplace for cooler days in winter.

Why not go scuba diving off Ilha dos Meros, relax on one of the many golden beaches or visit the prehistoric cave paintings and waterfalls in the nearby Serra da Bocaina National Park to get a true feel for this tropical paradise.

Please note that Casa Turquesa does not accept children under 14 years of age.

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Casa Turquesa features nine suites all with impeccable attention to detail and beautifully decorated, each named after different enticing colours. Bathrooms offer power showers and toiletries by the Amazonian brand Granado.


Please note that Casa Turquesa does not accept children under 14 years of age.


Casa Turquesa features an internal patio for guests, a swimming pool with whirlpool, a bar, wine cellar, gazebo and garden. A reading room is also available with a fireplace to cosy up to on those colder days. there is no restaurant as such but breakfast is included in room rates.


A wealth of activities are available to guests including fishing, hiking, scuba diving, snorkelling, boat trips to nearby islands and cultural visits to the colonial town of Paraty. Planet Paraty is an exclusive in-house travel agency that will plan outings and organize trips for guests on request.



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This may not be the cheapest option in Paraty but it's hard not to be wowed by the personal service here. It very much feels like a home from home, as although polished, it's not over the top and you quickly feel comfortable. The staff are warm and friendly and will do everything to make sure you are taken care of, thinking outside of the box to keep guests happy (including a number of famous faces who have stepped through the doors).

One thing to note is that the pool is quite small, however a perfect spot for lounging or cooling off. There is plenty going on in Paraty to warrant giving pool time a miss altogether anyway so definitely not an issue, it's just a matter of personal preference.




Visit Casa Turquesa and receive a warm welcome from owner, Tetê Etrusco, who has spent 5 years perfecting her charming hotel. A true labour of love, the historical significance and beauty of this place blends seamlessly with modern comforts and flair. Located in the historic center of Paraty, its façade replicates an old 18th-century town house that was carefully restored to its original Colonial design. Inside, each of the 9 rooms is individually decorated in vibrant and cool colors with romantic beds draped in custom mosquito netting, every up-to-date amenity and picturesque views of the bay of Paraty, the rustic tile roofs of the town center, the mountains and the dome of the Santa Rita Church. The inside patio is a great place to relax and where you will find the swimming pool, bar, wine cellar, gazebo and garden. The reading room is a cozy retreat with its warming fireplace. Casa Turquesa was voted Pousada of 2009 by Guia Quatro Rodas, Brazil’s most revered hotel guide.


  • 1 night & 2 day Sailing Expedition - Angra to Angra

    Depart and arrive back into Angra dos Reis, a 2-day sail takes you to deserted coves for sundowners, the jaw-droppingly beautiful beach of Lopez Mendez on Ilha Grande, with the chance to get back to nature snorkelling, surfing, meditating and star gazing!

  • Discover Paraty - Historical Walking Tour

    Paraty is a charming town on Brazil's Emerald Coast, the centre of which has remained virtually unchanged since its heyday as a port for gold passing through from the mines of Minas Gerais. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of this world heritage site.

  • Paraty Private Boat Tour & Cachaça Distillery

    Located on Brazil's Emerald Coast, Paraty boasts a backdrop of forested mountains and the bay is peppered with beautiful islands and beaches, best explored by boat. Head out on a private tour and swim in natural pools before visiting a Cachaça distillery.

Location & directions

Paraty, Southern Coast, Brazil

Located by the pier in the historic centre of Paraty, halfway between Rio and Sao Paulo - approximately a 4-hour car journey from either.

How to get there

Fly to either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, a flight time of approximately 11-hours 30-minutes. Casa Turquesa is a 4-5 hour car transfer from either city.

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