Located two hours south of Rio de Janeiro in the charming colonial town of Paraty, Casa Turquesa guest house is a colorful and intimate guesthouse with playful interiors and magnificent views. Small churches, vibrantly colorful houses and cobblestone streets define this intimate artistic coastal hamlet, located halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Casa Turquesa’s rustic interiors feature beautiful Brazilian hardwood furnishings and stone walls throughout the hotel, and each of the nine individually-designed rooms are designed in soothing white tones contrasted with bold splashes of colour. The low-key, unpretentious vibe makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind, without sacrificing on modern conveniences such as LCD TVs and air conditioning when the temperatures soar. Indulge in a Casa Turquesa suite to enjoy the in-room jacuzzis, and head down to the alfresco garden bar for a drink to watch the sunset. Peruse the library of art books, or go wandering to discover the picturesque Paraty district which comes alive during Brazil’s carnival festival period.