Pousada do Ouro is a small boutique hotel in the charming colonial town of Paraty on Brazil’s laid back Emerald Coast. Behind the whitewashed 18th-century façade at Do Ouro, interiors are simple and stylish, with bold colours and authentic touches.
A traditional yet characterful pousada ideally located in the heart of colonial Paraty
Olde world ambience
The pousada has a swimming pool which is perfect for lounging in the heat of the day
Plenty of excellent restaurants on your doorstep
Founded in 1650, Paraty (or Parati as it is also known) is a beautiful colonial town that has remained relatively unchanged right into the 21st century. It used to be the principal port for exporting gold and other minerals in the country and enjoyed great prosperity. Today, Paraty is considered to be one of the most important examples of colonial architecture in the world.
The Pousada do Ouro, built in the 18th Century, retains much of its colonial charm. The guesthouse is just a few metres' walk to the sea, where you can take a short boat trip to the surrounding islands, bays and beaches. The guest rooms and suites have been decorated in the simple but characterful Paraty style and feature modern amenities.
An excellent way to spend the day is on a boat or schooner exploring many of the 65 unspoilt islands, which have golden sandy beaches. The area is also ideal for walking, hiking, snorkelling and fishing. In the historical centre of Paraty there are numerous boutiques, bars and charming little restaurants offering delicious local cuisine, including mouth-watering seafood.
When to visit
Pousada do Ouro is located on Rue de Pereira in the historic heart of Paraty, on Brazil's southern Emerald Coast. Paraty's historic district does not allow traffic but Pousada do Ouro has a car park and is accessible by vehicle.
Fly to either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, a flight time of approximately 11-hours 30-minutes. Pousada do Ouro is a 4-5 hour car transfer from either city.
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Paraty Private Boat Tour & Cachaça Distillery
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