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.
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
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.
When to visit
Do as the locals do and hire a buggy and drive to any one of the peninsula's 23 beaches.
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.
11-hour 30-minute international flight to Rio's Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, followed by a 2-hour 30-minute car transfer.