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Rua 5 15, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000 Brazil
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#11 of 434 Specialty lodging in Paraty
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
Inn with 8 suites, 1 community area and 2 traditional caiçara style houses adapted for contemplation of the landscape, with large windows and wooden decks, all located just a few steps from the sea.Sleep and wake up in full contact with nature, watching the boats and the canoes passing by, chatting with the kind local people, swimming, rowing, snorkeling and hiking are some entertainment options
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Free breakfast
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Ocean view
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Green
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Portuguese
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Uitentuis wrote a review Oct 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
By far my favorite place in all of Brazil! The nature, the room, the food, the lovely staff and owners. All is so wonderful! Really felt taken care of like I was part of the family. I kept extending my stay! Highly recommended for those who are in search for unspoiled natural gems and quality hospitality. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Gabriela L wrote a review May 2019
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I had one of the best experiences travelling to Refúgio do Mamanguá. Not only is the pousada surrounded by nature and beauty, it offers a peaceful and enjoyable experience to its guests. The options provided to the visitors of local visits to close points of interest through either canoeing, tracking or boat riding as well as the support needed in terms of information and guidance are incredible. Every single one of the people working at Refúgio is also kind and welcoming, a trade of most of the community in Saco do Mamanguá. The food at the pousada is to die for, with fresh, diverse and very typical options. The feeling that staying at Refúgio gave me was that i did not want to come back to shore and reality, only lose myself in the deep meaning that it implies.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ceciclark wrote a review Dec 2018
Beirut, Lebanon18 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a wonderful independent small hotel that takes excellent care of its guests and their needs. The couple who owns it deliberately make it a place of refuge from cell phones and media. They are champions of sanctity of the Mumangua Bay and know everyone on its shores. Hotel provides fresh breakfast and dinner from mostly local sources of food and ask that guest paddle across the bay to support other small businesses at lunchtime, including native family fishermen who put on a great lunch of fresh catch from the bay and traditional foods. There is hiking, kayaking, touring, and just relaxing once you take the short boat ride from Paraty around the corner to this little slice of paradise. Rooms are very simple but prettily decorated with Brazilian colors and fabrics and each has its own little hammocks on the porches facing the bay. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms spotless and it is a pleasing simple room. The main area for dining, reading and sipping Caipirinias is lovely and comfortable too. There is a dock for sunning, a walking path that can take you down the shore to other dining options or just a pretty walk. Swimming off the dock each morning is lovely - a clean and tropical slice of Brazilian coast. Best of all are the owners and their staff who are treated as family and make the visit there so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room away from main porch for maximum privacy.
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Boucie A wrote a review Apr 2018
Chevy Chase, Maryland48 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a hidden gem! If you want to get away from it all, relax, enjoy nature and delicious food and excellent service, this is it! We came by boat which is the only way to get there. The ride took about 25 minutes. The scenery on the way is gorgeous with very little development. Most places that you see are partially hidden by the beautiful trees and plants. From the moment we arrived, we were met by incredible people who delighted in showing us our room and helping us get settled. There are only a few rooms. Ours was charming with a porch overlooking the water. There is a/c but there is almost always a breeze. Our beds were very comfortable and clean. We had breakfast and dinner there. Breakfast is very filling,including fruit, tapioca pancakes, breads and always a cake! Dinner is always fresh fish or seafood. Lunch you can go to several places that you can kayak or canoe to or the staff will take you in one of their boats. They are always ready to help. The scenery is spectacular. The owners, Paulo and his wife Cris, were instrumental in helping preserve the area. There are no words to describe how fabulous the area is and how much work they did to help preserve it. My only regret is that we did not book one more day. Love, love, love!!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and face the water
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Daniel S wrote a review Nov 2017
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I have stayed in many places around the world and this has to be one, if not the best. Beautiful quiet rooms with amazing comfortable beds, high ceilings. The food is out of this world, fresh fish and seafood from the lake. The location is like something out of a dream, the service is wonderful and kind, the lake is beautiful, the mangrove is a special place. The price is crazy cheap for what this hotel and the lake can give to you. 100000000% recommended
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Date of stay: September 2017
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soccerjess3 wrote a review May 2017
Palmer, Alaska18 contributions1 helpful vote
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Where to start? Amazing! From the moment we were picked up in a dug out canoe to experiencing the culture of mamangua, our experience was top notch. The refugio with small with only a few rooms. I loved that because you were known and the staff treated you very well because you formed a personal relationship almost. The staff were great. We had a language barrier the first 2 days because Paulo and Chris weren't there, but it made for a highlight of the trip. They were so patient with us and helpful. We managed to communicate well enough to get around the fjord. They really treated us like we were important. It was great that all the staff are locals, it makes you feel immersed in their beautiful community and culture. Paulo and Cris are amazing people. You could listen to them all night tell about mamangua. They are passionate about the place and the people. They were so helpful in all our requests and eager to teach us all the know about the area. We were surprised to find electricity, which had been put in a year previous. Although we were prepared for no light at night, it was nice to have it. The rooms were clean and inviting. The property was very well maintained. You almost didn't want to leave it except for the adventures that await around the fjord. The food was amazing. We love farm to table places and this place was sea to table. You can watch local fisherman fish during the day and see their labors on your plate at night. I don't love fish, but I could eat theirs for the rest of my life and die happy. We loved the desire to support the community by encouraging us to get out and see it. Their no lunch policy seemed inconvenient at first, but after canoeing around and meeting the locals and eating with them, we were very appreciative of the policy. You must go have lunch at Senora Gracinha's house. It's hard work canoeing across the fjord and up a mangrove to get their, but the food is worth it and getting to watch her grandkids play was so entertaining. The experience is focused on disconnecting from technology and the pressures of life so no WIFI or phone service which was so refreshing. We spent our 4 days canoeing the mangroves to a waterfall, hiking the sugar loaf peak, watching the fisherman, swimming, and exploring the fjord in search for local food. It is an adventure you don't want to miss. Bring bug spray. Those tiny misquitos got us good during the day spent in the mangroves. We never had an issue with them in our rooms though. Lastly it is expensive to stay. We paid double a night (around $300 USD/night) than what we paid for at our accomadations around Brazil. However when you consider what the price includes it makes sense. The price includes free transportation to and from the refugio from Praia Mirim. It includes both breakfast and dinner. Dinner is a 3 course meal! Breakfast is also much better than standard fare at other places. You get the traditional buffet of fruit, pastries, meat, and cheese. But you can short order eggs and tapioca which we did in abundance each morning. Lastly you get unlimited access to their canadian canoes which we spent over 8 hours a day in exploring. Overall the value is there. Think of it as an all inclusive resort and the price tag suddenly seems like a steal!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Marcelo Barp wrote a review Mar 2017
Sao Paulo, SP82 contributions65 helpful votes
Starting from the location: spectacular. Imagine a tropical fjord. Now imagine a rustic, charming, cozy small "pousada", facing this peace of ocean surrounded by the native atlantic forest. No need to use your imagination, this place exists, Refugio do Mamangua. The owner is a biologist, with a Master Degree in Quebec, with a long tracking record on helping the native local community to keep their traditions while enjoying the benefits of controlled tourism. And you will have the chance not only to speak to Paulo Nogara in person (as both him and his wife, also owner, Cris, Will be around),but also to ask for hints like: what nearby, deserted beach do you recommend today - by the way, you will be served a Canadian canoe to reach it by yourself, or just ask for a motorized boat if you prefer. Getting back to the Refugio after a day being mesmerized by the surroundings, relax and have a wine. Dinner is served at the restaurant, a cozy, opened place facing the sea. This is as close to paradise as you will ever get
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Bruce and Debra S wrote a review Jan 2017
Sao Paulo, SP8 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed here for a 4-day long weekend. Even though it happened to rain almost the entire time, there was still lots to see and do. We enjoyed hiking up to the peak of Mamangua and kayaking through the mangroves. The accommodation was very comfortable and the meals were delicious, with good variety. The restaurant area is very colourful and cozy, candle-lit at night, and with many pillows in the informal seating area. Our kids enjoyed hanging out here and playing card games, even with the rain. The owners are very personable and speak English and French.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Olga S wrote a review Feb 2016
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Going there with my friends we expected something extraordinary... and we were not disappointed. The area of Saco de Mamangua itself is magical and the pousada Refugio plays a great part of making you feel like in paradise. Rooms are nice and clean, breakfast tasty, swimming space is just enough. The staff was very friendly even though it wasn't easy to communicate, as we don't speak Portuguese and they don't speak English, apart from the restaurant's chef, who was the only one understanding English and helping us with everything we needed. Apart from being helpful he cooks brilliant food! I can't praise enough his dishes, each dinner was surprisingly good, fresh and very tasty, we had some of the best seafood and fishes in our lives... and I'm very picky when it comes to food. We were told that his new there on probation, so I hope he stays :) Thank you very much to the whole team and I wish we will come back one day. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Janaína B wrote a review Jan 2016
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one of the best trips ever! amazing place, great rooms and friendly staff. It's a trip for nature lovers, perfect to disconnect from the haze of the city. It's unbelievable that you can find this paradise just a couple of hours by car from Rio or Sao Paulo. A MUST GO!
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: as suítes amarelas tˆm as melhores vistas
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$73 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroParaty
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Refugio Mamangua Paraty
Which popular attractions are close to Refugio Mamangua Paraty?
Nearby attractions include Pão de Açúcar Peak (1.5 miles), Saco do Mamangua Beach (3.4 miles), and Vermelha Beach (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Refugio Mamangua Paraty?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Refugio Mamangua Paraty?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Refugio Mamangua Paraty?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Do Quilombo Campinho, Armazem Mar, and Restaurante do Dadico.
Does Refugio Mamangua Paraty have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Refugio Mamangua Paraty offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Refugio Mamangua Paraty?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Centro Histórico (5.9 miles), Morro do Forte (6.1 miles), and Centro Histórico de Paraty (6.0 miles).
Does Refugio Mamangua Paraty have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.