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Reviewed September 16, 2015

As a travel writer, I have been to many beautiful pousadas but La Bonita is a place that will always have a special place in my heart. The pousada is perfectly decorated with bright colours, aquatic sculptures, cosy seating areas with stunning views of the bay and a sunny pool that is great for lounging by in the evening. On a recent romantic break at La Bonita my boyfriend proposed to me and he couldn't have picked a more perfect place.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah-Lou H
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emartinferro, Owner at Pousada la Bonita, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2015

Dear Sarah.
What a wonderful recomendation. We are soo happy and soo proud. Thank you very much
We would like to have a small detail with you! Please send us and email with a copy of recomendation.
All the best for you two.
Sincerily.
E.

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Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed at La Bonita during our last weekend in Brasil -- after 2 years in Sao Paulo. It is a small, quaint place in a quiet town -- the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach. The owners were welcoming, the staff was very friendly and the food was great. Be sure to arrange for a buggy trip with Wellington (a good tour guide and he speaks English). HIghly recommended!

Date of stay: June 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank RLC01
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Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I have been lucky enough to travel to many wonderful places. We don't have kids to worry about and work from home, so all we need is a good wifi connection to relocate for a month or so. Brazil is a favorite destination, as we're both surfers and love warm water. What can we say about Pousada la Bonita?

First, it's amazingly romantic. The quality of the service, staff and operation is top notch. It's also a bit raw. You'll see monkeys, iguanas and other jungle creatures. The Hilton it's not, and that's a good thing,

Baia Formosa is one of Brazil's most famous surf breaks. It's surprisingly empty and the waves are excellent. You can surf right out of town, or on some good beach breaks south of the main surf spot. You can rent boards at the Pousada, and you'll find the locals to be really friendly and share their waves.

The town itself is as authentic Brazilian as it gets. Development is minimal in this fishing village trapped in time and it is safe, Everyone seems to know each other and the kids play in the streets.

With the pressures of work, it's not often that we forget the time of day or the day of the week. There are always emails to respond to and life is pretty hectic. BUT after a couple of days here we lost all sense of time. It's been years since I've seen my wife so relaxed, and years since I've so completely given myself up to the pulse of nature, waking with the sun, surfing the tides and loosing all sense of the outside world.

A truly special experience and place. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank tomwintermedia
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Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great owners, great staff and great location and to not talk about the service, couldn't ask for more for a few relaxing days, even with work to do, it just charged all batteries and I was so well taken care of. Food is excellent as well. Amazing beach one minute away for long walks and great swim in the sea, and so much more to do.
Big thanks to Alicia, Ernesto and all the staff at Pousada la Bonita, on my list to repeat.

Room tip: All rooms looks great, would say it more depends if you are family, couple.
Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are 3 years old, we discovered La Bonita - a paradise. Back in November, it was a real pleasure to see Ernesto, his wife, his children and the whole team.
We really needed to rest, and this has been the case for 2 weeks. Calm, relaxation, walks on the amazing beach, lunch at Cocota and dinners at the hotel as the trade winds.
For all the people who really want to forget the World, this is the place with prices quite reasonable.
Promised, we will be back in Baia Formosa !
Carlito thank you for drawing ...

Room tip: Book directly on the hotel website for the best rates and choose the large bedroom with terrace overlooking the sea
Date of stay: November 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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emartinferro, Owner at Pousada la Bonita, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2015

Dear customers (friends);
The hospitality business is really hard, lots of competition, 24 hours work, 7 days a week and no hollidays. :-)
Some customers are happy when they enter La Bonita, some others no matter what you present they will never be happy.
In your case is not only happiness is charm, is love, is savoire faire, is soo many things.
We greatly accept your comments, they make us very proud and give us strenght to keep working and to improve, so all our guest are happy.
From the bottom of our heart thank you for the visit, thank you for the fantastic resenha in tripadvisor.
All the best for you, friends.
Ernesto & family & team at Pousada La Bonita

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