Pousada Literaria de Paraty

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

Pick any colour and chances are you’ll find it somewhere in your room. Inspired by Paraty’s art and culture scene, the Pousada Literaria, a welcome contemporary surprise in the beautiful city, is an exploding mass of geometric patterns, block colours, bold fabrics and polished wood furnishings, all contained in an attractive colonial house, set along the town’s historic cobblestone streets.
Perfect forArt lovers, bold travellers and couples who would prefer an upscale boutique guesthouse.
In the knowLabelled as the official host for FLIP’s international literary event, the Pousada Literaria library has over 1,500 books and movies, so if you’ve forgotten one have no fear, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you like.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Chic Design

Hotel Overview


Only 300 metres from Paraty pier and just steps from the town’s main attractions.

Rooms at Pousada Literaria

Fuschia, Mexican orange, sunflower yellow and olive green – certainly not limited to these but the pillow-laden, vibrant beds at Pousada Literaria are presided over by walls coated in these bold colours, immediately making you feel welcome and comfortable. All rooms are bright with colonial ceilings and wooden beams and have king-sized beds draped in 600 thread count linen.

Pousada Literaria also has a private two-bedroom beachfront house in Mamangua, a secluded part of Paraty Bay, where you will be served breakfast each morning and can enjoy relaxing on your own stretch of beach.

Food and facilities

For breakfast, you are in for a real treat, with chef Bertrand Materne cooking up a storm. With his creations showcasing fresh Paraty ingredients and caicaras flavours, you can have breakfast by the pool, in the main dining area or, for a great start to a leisurely day, on your room’s veranda. With tropical fruits, fresh juices, cakes, cooked dishes and more, you’ll feel energized for the day ahead. For dinner, join chef Materne again but in the Restaurant Quintal des Letras, where you can sample cuisine crafted from Chopi flour, fresh fish and peach palm palmetto.

Activities at Pousada Literaria

There’s an incredible list of activities available, you can go bird watching to spot a few of the 460 species in the city, visit the Library of Tides with its collection of over 4,000 books, spend a few hours in the Spa Poetry sinking into a herbal bath with essential oils, Ylang Ylang, cardamom and grapefruit, or hire the pousada’s private schooner, Mary Pan, to explore Mamangua Bay, a sea inlet with 33 beautiful beaches. Back at the hotel, you can try the dry sauna, sample the bar’s fine liquors, or take a dip in the pool.

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