Stayed here for a week in mid December 2013. First the resort, like other reviewers we found it very picturesque and relaxing. The long sweeping Armacao beach was gorgeous for relaxing and walking. We had our dinner out there one night with big waves crashing in and a full moon rising about 10pm over the horizon - amazing. A good buffet food bar to eat at very reasonable prices - pay by weight. If you care to walk another kilometre to Matadeiro beach, this is an incredibly beautiful setting served by three beach bars. The only negative point about the whole beach resort is the number of unattended dogs wandering around.
The Pousada itself is clean, tidy and comfortable. it could be improved a little bit if the room floors were swept better, sand gets everywhere! Yes there are mosquitos but this depends on which way the wind blows and is part of life in this type of climate. The Pousada backs onto some very lush green vegetation at the foot of the hills. If the wind comes down from the hills and you have your rear windows open, you will get mozzies coming in. If it comes off the sea, you won't. Make sure you use your repellant regularly and you will not get bitten. Keep your windows closed if you have your lights on.
The breakfast is gorgeous, home made cakes, fresh fruits aplenty, yoghurts, cream cheeses, cereals, variety of teas and coffee. Homemade Pao do Queijo and Waffles also arrive at your table, delivered by a lovely Waitress called Fran. The Pousada Proprieter is a decent chap called Klaus, a part-German, part-American and fluent speaker of at least 3 languages including English. We also enjoyed a fresh fish platter one evening prepared by a chef - absolutely gorgeous. Enough food for about 6 people. Stay here and relax like never before - very good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A dream turn into reality, the Pénareia Lodge represents the passion of a surfer and architect, for the natural beauties found on the south side of Florianópolis Island. Built in a quiet, secluded oceanfront stretch of Armação Beach (Praia da Armação), our Lodge is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy the peaceful, tranquil, nearly untouched surrounding nature, or for anyone who wishes to experience adventure sports in one of the most idyllic places of Florianópolis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Penareia Florianopolis, Brazil