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Pousada Literaria

Paraty, Brazil

Pousada Literaria has a superb location in the UNESCO historical town of Paraty with a welcoming atmosphere and a unique charm. The 25 room boutique colonial house has been beautifully restored with modern luxuries added to ensure a comfortable stay.

At a Glance

  • In the center of charming historic Paraty

  • Beautiful courtyard swimming pool

  • Enjoy a lazy breakfast of fresh fruits and breads in your favorite spot of the pousada

  • Unwind with a massage after exploring the fantastic protected parks, nature reserves and islands nearby

  • Experience a perfectly preserved time piece of Brazilian colonial heritage, and learn about local culture from the knowledgeable staff

Couples, Culture, Beach, History

Insider's View

Take the hotel's speedboats to the gorgeous fjord-like Saco do Mamangua for a day of snorkeling!

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Pousada Literaria or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Coast


Pousada Literaria has been inspired by Paraty's art and cultural scene and has a superb location on one of the town's historic cobblestone streets. Paraty is a perfectly preserved timepiece of Brazilian colonial heritage. Housed in one of Paraty's attractive colonial houses, a contemporary surprise awaits in Pousada Literaria, an upscale 25-room boutique guest house with high-end finishes and designer flair. Block colors, geometric patterns, bold fabrics and polished wood furnishings decorate the rooms.

The tranquil and refined atmosphere is most welcoming, and has large open areas where you can relax and unwind. Breakfast can be served on your private balcony, by the pool or in the library and runs until midday; time is slowed down to your experience of Paraty.

Enjoy the cultural nightlife nearby and during the day relax by the pool to rejuvenate yourself ready for further explorations. The staff who are all acquainted with the history of the town, go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and are keen to offer recommendations for the surrounding area they know so well.

The pousada has kept its historic charm, with many of the original features alongside modern amenities. There is an inviting outdoor swimming pool with wooden loungers scattered around on which you can bask in the sun, a library with a large collection of novels and spa facilities to ensure complete relaxation. Art and culture is embedded in this pousada, not only with the books on offer, but a designer flair runs throughout with geometric patterns in the decor and there is also an interesting selection of DVDs on offer.


The 23 rooms at Pousada Literaria are equipped with king size bed, LCD TV, DVD, air conditioning, safe, wireless internet and minibar. There is also a Paraty Suíte, 180 square meters in two floors, two TVs 62'' and 2 fireplaces installed in the living room and in the bedroom, exclusive Coffee Nespresso machine , minibar and a private eating area for your private enjoyment. All rooms are bright with colonial ceilings and wooden beams, and all have towels and 600 thread count linen for your comfort. The Master Suíte category also has a Jacuzzi. There are two additional colonial houses which are perfect for families and provide access to all of the hotel's facilities.


Children are very welcome at the pousada however there are no specific facilities for children. Children up to 5 year old stay for free.


The pousada has a swimming pool, bar, sauna, massage room and a private library with a collection of almost 1.500 titles of films and books to choose from plus free Wi-Fi.


Explore the charming colonial town of Paraty or venture further afield on the hotel's speedboats which can take you to the beautiful fjordland of Saco de Mamangua. There is also a private boat which guests can reserve in advance for a day of snorkeling and sailing, which comes with its own private chef. An additional villa can be found in Saco de Mamangua for guests wishing to spend a night here - ideal for couples!

Location & Directions

Paraty, Brazil

Located in the historic center of Paraty, halfway between Rio and Sao Paulo on the Emerald Coast - approximately a 4-hour car journey from each.

When to go

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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