Quintessential Fact Sheet
Highlights of a stay at Pousada Literária
The ultimate luxury experience
Enjoy the collection of 2,000 books chosen by journalist Miguel Conde, curator of the Paraty International Literary Festival in 2012 and 2013. Named the Best Pousada (inn) in Brazil by Guia Quatro Rodas 2014, the Pousada Literária (Literary Inn) does justice to its name: in addition to the hotel library, each room includes a reading nook, complete with armchairs, lamps and a menu of books. Guests can also visit the recently opened Marés Bookstore, six mansions down. Since 2012, the Pousada Literária has been the official hotel of this world-famous famous literary event, providing accommodations for all visiting authors.
The contemporary cuisine offered at the hotel’s new restaurant, Quintal das Letras, emphasizes local ingredients, notably shellfish, manioc, manioc flour and cachaça. The pastry menu at the hotel’s pâtisserie was prepared by Frederic De Maeyer, Belgian chef who resides in Rio de Janeiro. And breakfast is served all day long wherever you request.
A unique detail
The hotel occupies a colonial mansion in historic downtown that was resorted and decorated by Jacobsen Architecture. Comfort permeates every last detail: the heated pool, amenities from Natura, and Trussardi towels. The parking area is also covered, a rarity among the hotels in the historic center. The staff is highly knowledgeable about the region, and most everyone on the premises is fluent in English.
An unforgettable moment
Enjoy a culinary outing on the hotel’s exclusive boat to visit Saco do Mamanguá, a branch of the sea that generously pushes into an area surrounded by majestic mountains that can only be reached by boat. Chef Claudia Mascarenhas has created the menu served aboard the boat, including a gourmet lunch.
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.