Pousada Casas Brancas
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.
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
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 neighboring 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, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing and windsurfing
Location & Directions
Pousada Casas Brancas is perched on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Búzios, a 5-minute walk from the center of town. Búzios is located on a peninsula, two and a half hours northeast of Rio de Janeiro.
When to go
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).