using LED bulbs that emit less heat than normal lightbulbs.
‘Reached only by sea, Casa Cairucu is the perfect destination for those looking to unwind. With pristine beaches, guests can enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding.’
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
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‘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.’
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!
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.
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.
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
EnergyThe 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...
WaterAll 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...Read More >>
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.
WasteTo reduce the amount of waste transported to Paraty, the kitchen composts unused food and single-use plastics are avoided as much as possible.
ConservationThe house sits within an area of Environmental Protection (the APA Cairucu), aiming to blend in with surroundings and improve the environment.
FoodThe kitchen sources organic produce as a priority, with the aim of improving the proportion of organic food with each shop.
Engage GuestsGuests 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...Read More >>
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.
ArchitectureCasa 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...Read More >>
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.
HousekeepingAll 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 BonusCasa Cairucu is currently working on this criteria, watch this space!
"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
"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.
"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
"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.
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