Quintessential Fact Sheet
Highlights of a stay at Casa Turquesa
The ultimate luxury experience
The view from the hotel’s windows and balconies boasts the islands that dot the Bay of Paraty, the mountains, the Atlantic Forest, the dome of the Santa Rita Church (the city’s oldest) and the roof tiles of the historic mansions. Located in one of the quietest parts of downtown Paraty, the hotel was restored and decorated by architect Renato Tavolaro, an expert in colonial Brazil, to faithfully recreate the original 18th-century façade. The hotel comprises just nine suites to ensure guests an intimate and customized experience.
The homemade breakfast is so extravagant that it has resulted in a recipe book with drawings from illustrator Filipe Jardim. Muffins, tapioca pancakes, free-range eggs, and French toast to make even the most diehard health nut put the diet on hold – served at all hours so that you can rest easy without the pressure of having to wake up by a certain time. Every afternoon promises a freshly baked cake, and teas, juices and cookies are available when you return from your outings. In the evenings, order a drink for two in the garden gazebo: try a dry turquoise (this blue caipirinha combines artisanal Paraty cachaça, Maria Izabel, and a dash of Curaçao Blue).
A unique detail
Continue enjoying the Casa Turquesa experience back at home by stopping at the hotel’s boutique before you leave. There you will find colorful kikoys brought over from Kenya by fashion designer Kika Lerner; the hotel was the first in the country to receive this hype fabric. The staff’s uniforms, made from the kikoys and signed by the designer, are also for sale as are the Trussardi bathrobes, toiletry kits, customized purses and other specialties.
An unforgettable moment
A day out on a private sail boat or small yacht exploring the Bay of Paraty, including an onboard picnic. “In Paraty, sailing is mandatory,” declares hotel owner, Tetê Etrusco, who welcomes guests to the Casa Turquesa and is always ready with suggestions for exclusive tours.
Live this experience
Paraty is located 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the Guarulhos international airport and 280 kilometers (170 miles) from the Congonhas national airport. Coming from Rio de Janeiro, Paraty is 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the Santos Dumont airport and 240 kilometers (149 miles) from the Tom Jobim (Galeão) international airport. The hotel can arrange for transfers.
In the summer, temperatures can go higher than 35°C (95°F), but refreshing afternoon showers are common. In the winter, the rains hold off, and some evenings temperatures can dip as low as 12°C (54°F), quite inviting for a romantic atmosphere. From April to June and from September to November, the temperature is just right.