Casa Cairucu

Brazil, South America

Casa Cairucu

Brazil, South America

‘Reached only by sea, Casa Cairucu is the perfect destination for those looking to unwind. With pristine beaches, guests can enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding.’


  • Highlights

    From $396 USD per night

    Ideal for honeymooners and larger groups

    Yoga classes and watersport activities 

    Private boatman and personal cook included

    Car free paradise islands

    Bird watching tours with expert guides 

    Explore the Tripadvisor reviews

  • Top Tip

    ‘Take an early boat trip with Luis, stopping at Ilha Comprido then head further still to the stunning Cotia and Mamangua where very few boats reach.’

    Eco Activities

    Back on the mainland embark on an incredible guided tour to ‘Fazenda Bananal’ and then take lunch at the amazing farm-to-table restaurant here.

    Take out the kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to explore the crystal clear waters where you’ll often spot turtles and dolphins.

    Take a stroll through the rainforest to discover jaw-dropping local beaches. With golden lion tamarin monkeys and all kinds of brightly coloured birds, you’ll be in wildlife heaven!

  • Rooms

    The house offers 3 double en-suite rooms, all with breathtaking views of the sea. Each with high beamed ceilings, solid wood floors, and pieces of Brazilian art. The relaxing double hammocks and spacious living room with glass walls offer magical views.

    Smart air flow design to keep the rooms cool

    Sea views from every room

    Comfortable beds and mattresses

    The delicious breakfast Adriana prepares

  • Need to Know

    This secluded beach house is reached only by sea. Upon booking the team at Casa Cairucu will provide you with an ‘information pack’ which will include everything you need to know before your trip begins.

    The owner’s dear friend and local guide Rodrigo will be at hand to meet you upon arrival in Paraty. He’ll also be there to accompany you to the house and introduce you to Adriana the housekeeper/cook. Food and drinks for your stay will be in the fridge/freezer ready and waiting for you.

    Expect the occasional bug, they are a reality of the tropics, but the house does try to minimise them.

  • Location

    Casa Cairucu is located in UNESCO World Heritage site Paraty, footsteps away from the serene waters of Paratay Bay, south of the lively city of Rio de Janeiro on the picturesque Brazilian coastline. The peaceful house is surrounded by an undisturbed rainforest and bordered by mountains.

    How To Get There

    The house is a 20-minute boat ride from Paraty, which is 4 hours south of Rio and 5 hours north of São Paulo.

    There are plenty of good coaches, shared or private transfers available. The owner and his team are at hand to help plan your arrival to ensure a smooth, stress-free trip.


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  • Energy
    The water is heated through solar panel energy with a backup boiler only resorted to in prolonged cold weather. All of the lights in the house are environmentally friendly...

    using LED bulbs that emit less heat than normal lightbulbs.

  • Water
    All of the house’s water derives from a nearby spring, including drinking water, which is filtered on site, bottled and stored in the fridge so that single-use plastic bottles are not necessary...

    The showers are low volume mixers with low pressure to minimise water wastage. Toilets are dual flush to use only the necessary amount of water.

  • Waste
    To reduce the amount of waste transported to Paraty, the kitchen composts unused food and single-use plastics are avoided as much as possible.
  • Conservation
    The house sits within an area of Environmental Protection (the APA Cairucu), aiming to blend in with surroundings and improve the environment.
  • Food
    The kitchen sources organic produce as a priority, with the aim of improving the proportion of organic food with each shop.
  • Engage Guests
    Guests are encouraged to visit Fazenda Bananal during their visit, which is a local educational farm where visitors can learn about sustainability and local history. There is also the opportunity to...

    partake in activities such as bird watching and sampling the menu at their farm to table restaurant. Guests are also encouraged to minimise their water use during their stay.

  • Architecture
    Casa Cairucu was built with the aim of minimising damage to the local environment, with only two non-native shrubs being removed during construction. And after construction, more than...

    twenty native trees were planted as a result of working in collaboration with the Environmental Agency. The house itself was designed to be naturally light and cool with a passive air system to let hot air circulate out.

  • Housekeeping
    All cleaning is done using only biodegradable products that have a minimal impact on the environment. Guests are also offered biodegradable soap and shampoo combinations.
  • Kiwano Bonus
    Casa Cairucu is currently working on this criteria, watch this space!


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    "Stylish eco-lodge in a gorgeous location "

    Casa Cairucu is a stylish eco-lodge in a gorgeous location on the Bay of Paraty. It's wonderfully low key - with the only access is by boat making it a perfect place to chill out, lounge in a hammock and watch the fishing boats, turtles and incredible bird life.

    Dan, Facebook Reviews

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    "A little touch of paradise on the edge of the bay"

    We were looking for rest and relaxation and that is exactly what we found. This is a special place. The location - on the edge of the water and looking over towards the hills behind Paraty - is stunning. The facilities fantastic - we took full advantage of the kayaks and SUPs to spot Turtles.

    Tom, TripAdvisor

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    "Most wonderful time"

    The house itself is beautiful, a great outdoor space for relaxing in and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Adriana created tasty dinners for us and we were left to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the house in the evenings. This place is for you if you enjoy watching hummingbirds in a flower-filled garden and relaxing - enjoy!!

    Tiffany, Facebook Reviews

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    "A bit of paradise on Earth"

    Imagine you close your eyes for a moment. When you open them, you are chilling out in a hammock, watching the pristine water of the sea right in front of you. Everything in silence, with a good caipirinha/lemonade on hand.

    Sarnim, TripAdvisor


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