Pousada do Sandi

Paraty, Southern Coast, Brazil

At a Glance

  • As this is one of the larger pousadas in Paraty, the communal areas are more spacious and facilities more plentiful, with a pleasant pool area, bar and restaurant

  • Centrally located in the historic cobblestone heart of Paraty

  • The pousada is brightly decorated with lots of character

  • Within walking distance of authentic restaurants for dining out in the evening

  • Rooms are grouped around a pretty garden with plenty of loungers and a Jacuzzi

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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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Insider's View

Make sure you bring some flat shoes, as most of the streets in Paraty are cobbled.

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A charming colonial guesthouse located in the historical centre of Paraty, Pousada do Sandi is within walking distance of famous landmarks and only a short boat ride from some of Brazil's most spectacular deserted beaches.

Pousada do Sandi is a charming 18th Century hotel located in the historical centre of Paraty, with 26 traditionally styled guest rooms and suites. There is a delightful garden with a Jacuzzi and loungers, a bar and a restaurant. Paraty’s dining is excellent and the hotel's restaurant is no exception, with splendid dishes served up to the sounds of traditional Brazilian music.

Founded in 1650, Paraty (or Parati) 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. An excellent way to spend the day is on a boat or schooner exploring many of the 65 unspoilt islands, which have superb sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The area is also ideal for walking, hiking, bathing, snorkelling and fishing. In the historical centre of Paraty there are numerous boutiques, bars and charming little restaurants offering traditional cuisine including mouth-watering seafood. Cars are not allowed down the cobbled streets, so it is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Rio or Sao Paulo.

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The rooms at Pousada do Sandi are all warmly decorated, with bright furnishings, original artworks, king size beds with Egyptian cotton bed linens, television, fridge and air-conditioning. Huge windows open up to let the sounds of Paraty in and a gentle breeze. Some Junior Suites come with a balcony complete with hammock, as does the impressive Master Suite.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Pousada do Sandi, although there are no specific facilities, other than babysitting, which can be arranged upon request.


Pousada do Sandi has a spacious and colourful living area and bar, TV and video rooms, a pleasant garden with sun loungers, a boutique, restaurant and a spa offering a variety of massage services. WiFi is available in the common areas.


Pousada do Sandi is a great base for exploring the beautiful 17th century town of Paraty, with its cobbled streets, beautiful colonial architecture, white-washed houses and many art galleries, shops and restaurants. Many activities can be arranged from here including riding, hiking, fishing, watersports, diving, snorkelling and schooner trips to take you to the outlying islands with beautiful bays and beaches.



Sarah Lee (Staff)

I found this a good solid choice for Paraty. It is in an excellent location, but because it is an old historic building, it can be a little noisy at times. Paraty is a sensational example of a Brazilian colonial town, and Pousada do Sandi will not disappoint those looking for a comfortable, sensibly priced option in a great location.


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Location & directions

Paraty, Southern Coast, Brazil

Pousada do Sandi is located at the heart of the colonial town of Paraty, on Brazil's south coast, between Rio and Sao Paulo.

How to get there

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

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