Refugio do Mamangua


  • Go swimming, snorkelling and canoeing
  • Explore the fjord-like Saco do Mamangua
  • Gorgeous suites with verandas and hammocks
  • Hike to the top of Sugar Loaf Peak
  • Enjoy fresh seafood

Open: Refugio do Mamangua is open all year.

Location: The hotel is in on the western bank of Saco do Mamangua near Paraty Mirim beach about a 40 minute drive from Paraty. Saco do Mamangua is a fjord-like inlet that extends for 8kms and opens into Ilha Grande Bay.

Rooms: There are 10 guest suites, each with its own terrace with chairs and a hammock. There are 3 styles, yellow, purple and special. Yellow suites are near the restaurant and about 30m from the shore, and are equipped with 3 beds, ceiling fan and bathroom. Purple suites are set back 60m from the beach, a little up the hill, a more secluded location. They have the same facilities as the yellow suites. The 2 special suites, albatross and gull, are a little way from the main building and just 20m from the water. They have similar facilities to the other suites but with greater space.

Activities: Go swimming, snorkelling and canoeing in Saco do Mamangua and mangroves, all offered free of charge, with kayaking, standup paddleboarding and boat trips available at extra cost. There are lots of hiking trails, including the ascent of Sugar Loaf Peak and routes to beaches. You can also visit villages and meet local people.

Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant (see below), and gardens leading down to the shore. Canoes and snorkelling equipment can be used free of charge.

Dining: Breakfast and dinner are usually served in the open-fronted restaurant, which specialises in local cuisine including seafood. The inn does not serve lunch but staff can recommend local restaurants which can be reached on foot or by canoe.

Children: Children aged 8 years and over are welcome.

Health: Saco do Mamangua is a low to no risk malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.

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