The Vibe: An extraordinary small hotel in an even more extraordinary setting.
The Area: Paraty is a nearly perfectly preserved Portuguese colonial town dating from the 1600s, a port city built in harmony with the sea. Set in the heart of the historic centre, next to the pier is Casa Turquesa. Each day, ankle-deep tidal waters flood the city, in order to clean its cobblestoned streets. Every guest at Casa Turquesa is issued a pair of Havaiana flip flops at check in, to navigate the streets like a local.
The DNA: An 18th century townhouse painstakingly restored and designed, this beautiful guest house is a balance of charm, coziness and modernity. The patio is an intimate oasis for guests, featuring a swimming pool with whirlpool, a laid-back hotel bar with wine cellar and luscious gardens. An intimate reading room with fireplace is the perfect spot for a cup of fresh local coffee during the colder months. A daily fresh breakfast is served in the lounge until the last guest wake up. The staff at Casa Turquesa is eager to help you experience all the treasures of this extraordinary paradise, where culture meets eco-splendor. You can explore Paraty’s vibrant and artistic city culture on a private, personal historical walk with an expert, or enjoy it by night at a unique performance at the magical art puppet theatre, Teatro Espacio. Have a gourmet picnic on your own private boat in the pristine, shimmering Paraty Bay, or trek through the “Caminho do Ouro”, where gold was transported over the mountains during Brazil’s colonial times. Learn the subtleties of regional Brazilian cooking, then paddle in a kayak or canoe through the emerald waters of Mamangua fjord.
Suite-Me-Up: Each guestroom is designed with great attention to detail and themed on a colour. Egyptian 600-thread cotton linens and mosquito netting made by craftsmen from the south of Bahia cover the large, very comfortable beds. The furniture is crafted from quality natural materials. All of the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, an LCD TV, a music docking station, a digital safe, a telephone, and a mini-fridge. All rooms have designer bathrooms.
Your host: Tetê Etrusco
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 9 suites (27-58m2) (291-624 sq ft) • architecture & interior design: Renato Tavolaro • street parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk