Picinguaba and Fazenda Catuçaba

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Conveniently located between Rio and São Paulo, two unique guest-houses guarantee a relaxing break from everyday hectic life. The Pousada Picinguaba and the Fazenda Catuçaba were both created by a French expatriate, Emmanuel Rengade, who had traveled through Brazil and by chance ended up in Picinguaba, the small beach village between Paraty and Ubatuba, São Paulo state.

The two places have a unique approach to luxury: simplicity. Staying there is about getting to know real . . .

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