We have a super cozy and extremelly charming house in one of the best beachs in Brazil. It is inside a condominium called Outeiro das Brisas (please google...
Where is it?
A few foreigners have discovered Torres, the most beautiful beach in the RS state. It holds a complete ecosystem: 17 beaches from calm to brave, dunes, untouched Atlantic Rain Forrest, waterfalls, a lake, and the only ecological reserve island in Brazil with sea lions and marine wolves. Franca whales and their off-spring can be seen from May-October. Wondrous canyons and wonderful hikes are a short trip away (local agencies w/ English-speaking guides can take you there).There are plenty of restaurants, cafes (w Internet), a few night clubs, libraries, crafts fairs, etc. Porto Alegre, the capital, is 2.5 hours away. UN rates it with quality of life equivalent to the best European cities. POA has hosted the 1st and 2nd editions of the World Social Forum, and it is known for the two local soccer teams that have won World Club Cups. Gramado, also 2+ hours away, attracts nationals and foreigners alike (check it out!). Back to Torres: it has four fantastic 40-meter high rock formations that fall into the sea, with caves created by the action of the waves along the years. These rock formations rise up from the meeting point between the mountains and the sea making a beautiful viewing landscape. It also has a few grand beaches for surfing: some of the best Brazilian surfers are from here. Fishing is also popular. Torres hosts the Sea Goddess Festival (Festa de Iemanja')and is the Brazilian Capital of Hot Air Balooning.
A few favourites:
-ALL BLACKS CAFE for delicious meals, coffee, wonderful pies and tapiocas - all prepared from scratch on the spot by Vania e Fabiano. Everything is VERY tasty on a budget. It is licated on the frontal section of the "Supermercado Nacional".
- BAMBAE CAFE juices, coffee drinks, afternoon snacks and morning "cortados" with "pão de queijo".
- PUZZARIA KALIPTUS - pizzas on a budget for the whole family! Housewine on pitchers.
-RESTAURANT FROM DUNAS HOTEL - fancy food, very good, fancy price$$$ too.
Wonderful 8 bedroom hillside villa ( 3 Suites main house, 2 bunglalow suites & 3 garden suites) 520m2 living area built on 3300m2 land. living, dining area...
Please note that it will be very rare we can accept direct house swaps - points only. Newly constructed luxury villa in a class of its own in Búzios, 100...