Estrada Governador Mario Covas (BR 101),Km 564, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"We stayed in the beach bungalow of Casa Luz, which was a completely out of this world experience. The bungalow was so beautiful, it was in the middle of the jungle but also in front of the beach, almost completely made out of glass but delivered enough privacy at the same time. It was definitely one of the most beautiful places that I have ever spend the night. The hotel itself (a lot of stairs away from the bungalow) was very beautiful and luxurious as well. The whole place felt very serene and soothing. The breakfast with the view was stunning. The stay is about 15-20 minutes away from the city center of Paraty. Downside was that Uber is almost completely unavailable around Paraty (although we thought that it would be available), and regular taxis are expensive and tourist unfriendly. However, there is a bus stop opposite of Casa Luz where you can take any bus for about 1 euro to the city center, Coming back, you can ask the bus driver to stop in front of the hotel, which worked perfect for us. If you're going to stay in Casa Luz, I would highly recommend to book the beach bungalow, The whole hotel is beautiful, but this bungalow was simply magical and worth the extra money. Be aware though that there might be insects around these rooms, since it is situated in the middle of a jungle area. Be aware though that the way up to the hotel and the road is super steep, the hotel is probably not suitable for people having trouble to walk up there."
"Я нашла свой персональный рай 😇 инструкция: из аэропорта Сан-Паулу сворачиваешь направо, едешь до побережья до Парати, едешь прямо ещё 10км и сворачиваешь направо на маленький указатель Casa Luz. Всё, ты на месте :) отель, будто вросший в гору, с видом на прекрасную тишайшую бухту с шумом дождя (смотри видео) и океана. Самое классное - взять каяк и поплыть к соседним малым островам, по пути распугивая наблюдая за птицами и морскими черепахами, которые то и дело вылезают, чтобы сделать вдох. Я думала такое бывает только в кино или в передачах о путешествиях..но нет :) просто приезжайте в Бразилию 😉 I think I did find my paradise 😇 just after the São Paulo airport goes right to the shore, move on till Paraty, then 10km more and then turn right to the little sign “Casa Luz” and here it is! Small hotel built into the mountain where you could hear only rain and the ocean..and in the morning while kayaking to the nearby islands see ocean turtles and hundreds of birds around you. I thought such places could appear only in movies but no, they are real! You should just come to Brazil 🇧🇷 And especially I want to say thank you to people who had created that amazing place! I do remember that your grandma had run away from Russia during the revolution but the little part of you is still Russian! 😉"
"Wonderful location, Deliciously tropical, Offering an excellent included breakfast. The rooms are charming and each had its own theme. The red room faced the ocean and would be the optimum selection. Minutes from the charming city of Paraty where we ate at the Bananas da Terra restaurant, a 5 star meal with a variation of food one would not expect in a city 4 hours away from Rio. Casa Luz is a must visit. Charming staff especially Lilian and Natassia who make you feel very much at home. Quite surely a paradise tucked into the lush hills and jungles of the state of Rio. Close to waterfalls. Perhaps even close to heaven. "