The Costa Verde, or the Green Coast, along Brazil's stunning eastern shoreline is comprised of several Brazil beaches and small villages set amid aquamarine ocean water and emerald green forests, two of the most predominate features of the coast. Named after the age-old Atlantic forest blanketing much of the coast, Costa Verde is an ideal location for day trips from Rio. The stretch of highway running along the coast is a stretch between hectic Sao Paulo and busy Rio de Janeiro. This strikingly beautiful area offers a getaway from urban sprawl. Lodging in Costa Verde Brazil means easy access to one of the most stunning coastal regions in the country.
Paraty is another colonial town bestowed great Coast Verde accommodation for tourists to choose from. Lodging in Costa Verde Brazil in Paraty means being surrounded by resplendent whitewashed buildings and tranquil cobblestone avenues with a very important historical significance. So much so they were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Terrific restaurants, lively bars and a focus on relaxing rather than raucous days and nights makes this an ideal destination for holidays. Pousada do Sandi offers Costa Verde accommodation in Paraty that is excellently appointed and located in the heart of the historical district. Facilities offered here include a sizable outdoor pool, an al fresco restaurant and a relaxing bar. History reigns here and is a nice accent to the sweeping bay area revealing calm ocean waves and hundreds upon hundreds of islands home to unspoiled beaches and rich flora and fauna.
Lodging in Costa Verde is also available in Mangaratiba, about 50 miles from the city of Rio. An added bonus of staying in this area is access to the ferry which leaves for Ihla Grande each morning, the largest cluster of tropical islands off shore. The closest to the beach of all Costa Verde beach hotels, Portobello Hotel in Mangaratiba, grabs rave reviews from many visitors. Presenting some of the best views in the area, and offering plenty of terrific amenities and services, a stay here is one to remember. Aquamarine ocean water beams back at you from across the beach as you take in the rising sun during sublime Mangaratiba mornings. Located on the more easterly side of the coast, lodging in Costa Verde Brazil throughout Mangaratiba offers close proximity to the popular beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, making day trips a snap. Portobello Resort is designed in Polynesian style and enhanced by design united with the natural elements. Comfort, space and beauty are key components here. The hotel also offers guests the opportunity to explore area trails on horseback, discovering natural lagoons and glistening waterfalls along the way. Topping it all off is a lengthy private beach ideal for water sports and sunbathing.
Those choosing Brazil tours of Costa Verde as their dominant vacation plan will delight in not having to take any internal flights during their stay. The many towns along the Costa Verde, including Picinguaba, Ilhabela, Santos and Sao Sebastio offer many exciting adventures and things to do all within a close area as well as terrific Costa Verde accommodation. When seeking a genuine cultural experience in Brazil visitors opt for the modest fishing village of Picinguaba, and idyllic and breathtaking spot where friendly locals are too tied up with fishing to bother too much with tourists. The most notable of Costa Verde beach hotels in Picinguaba is Pousada Pinciguaba. Costa Verde accommodation at Pousada Picinguaba features colonial architecture set amid swaying trees on a peaceful hillside with stunning panoramas of the ocean and beach. Taking advantage of the sweeping vista, the extensive pool and sun terrace together create a wonderful place to relax and soak in the view. Each suite, simply yet very well furnished, features a private balcony. Staff add to the fantastic experience, helping guests with all needs including organizing Brazil tours, helping with a suggested itinerary and suggesting wonderful places for dining along the coast.
The main town of Costa Verde is Angra dos Reis, and is the name used by locals to refer to the coastal area. An undulating bay dotted with magnificent islands and many excellent Costa Verde beach hotels, Angra dos Reis is not to be missed. The drive from Rio, a lengthy 325 miles, is incredible, with smaller Brazil beaches and lodging in Costa Verde lining one side of the roadway and mountains and verdant jungle along the other. Along the way travelers pass charming old towns and sweeping cattle ranches and get lovely views of the more than three hundred islands offshore. Places not to miss when visiting Costa Verde include Ilha Grande, colonial Paraty and lovely Ilha de Gipoia.
Image: Pousada Picinguaba