Casa Turquesa is nested in the most quiet side of Paraty’s historic center, overlooking the docks. It is a guesthouse in the truest sense of the word. That the house has only nine suites ensures an ambience of warmth and intimacy. Opened in 2008, the hotel occupies a restored historic mansion that faithfully recreates the 18th-century façade of the original building destroyed in a fire thirty years ago. Both the restoration and the decoration were overseen by Renato Tavolaro who is a specialist in colonial Brazilian architecture.
Warm colors and natural materials like wood and stone bring a sense of coziness to each of Casa Turquesa’s rooms. The hotel’s common area includes a spacious living room, a boutique and a library – complete with a fireplace to gather around on colder days. Just outside is the courtyard enclosed by a garden dotted with orchids. It offers a whirlpool to relax in, a bar and a charming gazebo that´s perfect for enjoying a drink or getting a massage.