Pousada Casas Brancas
Buzios, Southern Coast, Brazil
At a Glance
Right in the heart of Buzios - a 5-minute walk from the main street with its restaurants, lively bars, clubs and chic boutiques
Not located slap bang on the beach, but almost none of the hotels in Buzios are - raised up looking out across the bay
Has one of the largest spas out of all the boutique hotels in Buzios
Minimalist Mediterranean style decor and a range of room categories
Enjoy breakfast on the alfresco terrace looking out to sea
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Go in low season (March-June and October-December) to avoid the crowds and the heat. It can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°C). The hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°C and it can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain. This is also the busiest time of year (New Year is one big party).
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Pousada Casas Brancas is a charming boutique hotel and spa overlooking the main bay of Brazil's coastal town of Buzios, a 2.5 hour drive from Rio de Janeiro. Lively bars, restaurants and night spots within walking distance as well as picturesque beaches.
Pousada Casas Brancas, set in the hills above the Bay of Buzios, is the perfect romantic retreat with its alluring Mediterranean architecture and a distinct warm and cosy feel throughout. Buzios is renowned for its rustic charm, colonial architecture and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants.
Pousada Casas Brancas has 32 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all have been individually decorated with modern amenities, elegant furniture and local artwork. Some have fabulous stand-alone bath tubs and all afford stunning views of the bay. The hotel has a delightful open air restaurant that serves a fusion of Brazilian and Mediterranean cuisines and a bar to enjoy those refreshing caipirinhas at sunset. There is also a swimming pool and stylish lounge.
For the ultimate in relaxation, Casas Brancas has its very own spa offering a range of beauty treatments and massages. But if you're looking for something a little more active, why not take a boat trip to neighbouring islands, rent a buggy and race along the beach, go mountain biking or try out one of the many watersports on offer.
Pousada Casas Brancas offers 32 guest rooms and suites, all individually decorated and all with air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar and private safety box
Children over the age of 5 years are welcome to come and stay at Pousada Casas Brancas, and babysitting can easily be arranged upon request. However, there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms available.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, sauna, spa, bar and restaurant serving a mouthwatering fusion of Brazilian and Mediterranean cuisines
Activities in the local area include boat trips, buggy rentals, mountain biking, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing and windsurfing
Jenny Culverwell (Staff)
The hotel is located right on Rua das Pedras, with endless options of restaurants and bars to choose from each evening. The 74 Restaurant below the hotel, facing the bay is the perfect option for families wanting a low-key atmosphere and child-friendly food.
Mark Beken (Staff)
I loved the fact that you are so close to the action in Buzios, yet have complete peace. The views of the bay are absolutely gorgeous, and Casas Brancas is the perfect place for a mixture of chilled-out relaxation by day and partying by night.
A hillside enclave of style and Latin sensibility, this 32-room hacienda-style Pousada overlooks the tranquil waters of Buzios bay. Guests enter a stone-floored lounge with built-in bookcases and local photography amongst oversized furnishings and local antiques. Underneath the lobby is a boutique spa offering massages, European facials and yoga classes. The resort features a sprawling terrace overlooking the sea with sun loungers, restaurant and rectangular lap pool each surprisingly private despite close-proximity. Walking the hotel grounds, a meticulous staff carries out daily rituals like linen-changes and toilet scrubbing while strewing wildflowers freshly-picked from the hotel grounds.
While finicky guests complain about the efficiency of the air-conditioning and limited amenities, others choose to focus on the extraordinary setting and views yet spoilt by mass-tourism. Located walking-distance to the village, a wooden-promenade features restaurants, Privilege nightclub and several high-end shops (and that creepy-Bridgette Bardot statue). The better swimming and surfing beaches are only reachable by car, so be prepared to either rent or request a cab.
Follow in the footsteps of Bridget Bardot - and style-savvy Cariocas - by driving two hours north of Rio to the fishing village of Búzios, the St Tropez of Latin America. Casas Brancas may be one of the oldest pousadas in town but its age belies a timelessly chic and peaceful retreat. The property's interior has a Mediterranean minimalist feel with sheer cotton curtains, old tiled floors and indigenous hangings. A tangle of nooks and crannies leads to 32 sea-facing rooms. Caipirinha in hand, bossa nova playing in the background, its perfect position over the bay makes it the ultimate setting for a sundowner.
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!
Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, & Buzios
from £3200 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- A great value itinerary, ideal for a first time visit to Brazil
- Visit the Iguazu Falls which are immersed deep in the jungle on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
- Explore the vibrant coastal city of Rio de Janeiro and relax on iconic Copacabana beach
Location & directions
Buzios, Southern Coast, Brazil
Pousada Casas Brancas is perched on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Búzios, a 5-minute walk from the centre of town. Búzios is located on a peninsula, two and a half hours northeast of Rio de Janeiro.
How to get there
11-hour 30-minute international flight to Rio's Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, followed by a 2-hour 30-minute car transfer.
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