Quintal das Letras restaurant

At a glance

  • A beautifully-restored colonial mansion
  • Large heated pool
  • Central location

Pousada Literária De Paraty


A contemporary literary-themed boutique retreat in the historic centre.

The name of this chic pousada means ‘Literary Hostel’ and it has a charming book theme and welcoming home-away-from-home feel. There are plenty of open spaces in which to relax – sink into one of the inviting sofas in the open-air lounge or choose a spot around the heated pool in the courtyard which is draped with leafy plants. In keeping with the relaxing vibe, breakfast is served at any time of day – enjoy a tempting selection of eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, meats, cheeses and breads by the pool or on your balcony. The neighbouring restaurant Quintal das Letras serves international cuisine and fresh fish infused with local flavours and organic food from a nearby farm.

Step out onto the cobblestone streets of the evocative old town to discover the local shops and restaurants, wander down to the beach or visit beautiful bays and islands on a schooner cruise. After a busy day of exploration you can enjoy a soothing massage, curl up with a good book in the cosy library or sip cocktails by the pool which is beautifully lit up at night. The modern rooms and airy suites are stocked with a selection of books and there is a beautiful book shop just a few doors down.

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Key information

In Paraty’s historic centre, a short stroll from shops and restaurants, and a 10-minute walk from the beach

Airport transfer time: Approx. 4 hours from Rio airport
Rooms: 23

Good to know

Accommodation information

23 rooms and suites


• Set sail on the Maria Panela ship, a Schooner which serves local Caiçara cuisine and cruises the stunning Saco do Mamanguá — the only tropical fjord on the Brazilian coast • Take a 10-minute drive to a birdwatching experience in the nearby Fazenda Bananal area, for the chance to discover rare species and enjoy a mountain picnic • Head to the neighbouring Bookstore das Marés, designed by the architect Bel Lobo and home to a collection of over 4000 books


Restaurant and bar

What's included

Breakfast served by the pool or in your room.

*Denotes local charge