Spent a couple of days at 'Espaço Monte Cristo' to escape the Rio de Janeiro heat and stress and had a wonderful weekend. The pousada is well and quietly located, while you can get off the bus from Rio basically in front of their doorstep (also going back you can take the bus just one block from the pousada). It has a beautiful outside area with a large poolside, the rooms are comfortable and cosy! The hospitality of the people is outstanding, and we have even been invited to join their family/friends churrasco (bbq) and could use their bikes to have a tour around the lagoon! The breakfast is fresh with a variety of everything you wish.
It is a little far from the city center, which however was not problem at all, as you can have a wonderful walk down the beach to the town, or take a cab which takes you there in less the 10mins. Actually the distance was positive to us, as the closer you get to the city center, the more crowded, noisy and dirty it gets. For those who seek calm and quiet, with an outstanding hospitality, this is the place to be in Saquarema!
We will definitely be back for another relaxing weekend!
- Also Known As:
- Espaco Monte Cristo Saquarema, Brazil