As a simple, charming and affordable guest house in Santa Teresa, the Casa Mango Mango is a reasonably priced bed and breakfast (B&B) designed by Julia Lopes, a Brazilian journalist famous for her novels and play writing. Located in Rio de Janeiro’s artistic Santa Teresa district, the Casa Mango Mango is located far enough away from Rio’s main party district to suit travelers who wish to escape the crowds in lieu of a more tranquil environment. Enter through a wrought iron gate to discover a cosy lobby filled with paintings by local artists. While the ten guest rooms are not luxurious, they are simply decorated in a clean, contemporary Brazilian style, where the higher floor rooms offer lovely views overlooking downtown Rio and Niteroi. In-room amenities include ceiling fans, cable television, hair dryers and ironing boards. Meals are served in a warm wood panelled room featuring a lovely chandelier, small table lamps and shelves of books which can be borrowed by guests. The Casa Mango Mango features a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens, a barbecue area, and a small spa. The Casa Mango Mango also has a friendly, multilingual staff. This is a good option if you're looking for a simple and inexpensive place to sleep while you're staying in Rio de Janeiro.