Brazil: discover our favorite pousadas in the Nordeste region

Brazil: discover our favorite pousadas in the Nordeste region

Visit pousadas, these are human-sized inns, typical of Tropical Brazil, and you know what? It’s a bit like our Bed and Breakfasts in France. From rustic to luxury, there’s something to suit every taste and budget. I’ve put together a small selection of the pousadas I was able to try out during our trip.



If you haven’t yet read our article on our buggy stages in the Nordeste, I’ll give you a quick rundown of our journey: beaches, dunes, forest, mangroves and picturesque villages. That’s what was in store for us, adventure in buggy and discovery. It was an opportunity to discover a destination through its trails, marvelling at its natural riches and local traditions. Each evening, we had a different stopover at a different pousada.

A Cumbuco, in the pousada Golfinho, I particularly enjoyed being by the sea, with my feet practically in the sand. Breakfast is local, hearty and varied. There’s a lovely view of the pool and the terraces of the little cottages. On the Canoa Quebrada, the pousada Vale Do Luar is conveniently located just off Broadway Avenue. Rather practical when you want to dine and party in the evening. The garden is beautifully decorated with flowers, and the swimming pool with bar nearby is a real bonus. A family-friendly address!



Canoa Quebrada, la pousada Vale Do Luar



A Uruau, I fell in love with the pousada Bruno Marambia. I loved its dominant Terracotta colors and the fact that it’s in a somewhat secluded, hidden spot! Nothing around, just the sound of the waves, the sea and a breathtaking view of the beach! The decor is refined and colonial in style, making you want to stay a few days just to relax. Ask for a pool-view or sea-view room to enjoy the panorama.


But my big favorite is the hotel Rede Beach on the Flecheiras. Located on the fishing beach of Guajiru, Rede Beach 4 boutique hotel* is a little corner of paradise, right on the water. It is 120 km from Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará. The hotel offers 24 large air-conditioned rooms, each with a wood-paneled decor and large balconies, each with cotton canvas and crochet hammocks for a bohemian ambience. Some rooms overlook the sea, others the gardens. Bathrooms feature a shower and hairdryer. A Wi-Fi connection is available free of charge: it’s not the fastest, but it works everywhere.

The hotel restaurant is cosy, with exotic wood tables and chairs, and offers à la carte cuisine using local produce. Breakfast is served either in your room or on site. The menu is varied and copious, and is served facing the sea. There’s also a bar where you can enjoy delicious caipirinhas by the pool or on the sun terrace. (try the passion fruit one, my favourite!)

There are plenty of facilities for the whole family, including a fitness room, games room and swimming pools.

Access to the sea is easy: you can either lie under the straw-roofed umbrellas or stroll along the white-sand beach and enjoy the view of the dunes and coconut palms.

You can also relax with a massage and other wellness services at the hotel spa. It’s a pretty spot, hidden away among the local vegetation. There’s a touch of the exotic that immediately charmed me. Massages are not very expensive and are a great way to relax after your Buggy adventure. Count on about 25€/p for a hot stone or bamboo massage. Be sure to specify that you want fairly strong massages, as masseuses are not Thai but can be gentle. Treatments include facials, Japanese chocolate or jasmine baths, manicures, pedicures and waxing.


I invite you to read my other articles on Brazil




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