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Join this surf and yoga retreat with Terra Brasilis Retreats in Brazil! This ecological immersion's theme will be "healing in the Brazilian waters", which will take place in a magical and rare ecological sanctuary in the "green belt". This is a well-kept secret that Terra Brasilis will share with few of you. It is a perfect place to discover real Brazil and to be immersed in its bountiful nature and local culture.
Pousada Picinguaba is keeping things calm by having only 9 rooms and 1 master suite with bathtub and an incomparable view. The rooms do not come with televisions, telephones or internet service, but instead, have a private veranda for guests to connect to the ocean and forest from the gentle swing of a hammock. The rooms are also intended for single or double occupancy but some can be equipped with an extra bed if desired.
The windows are facing the garden and the immensity of the sea, flowers, and tropical plants compose natural paintings in each room. Birds also make unexpected visits. It is a place to reconnect with nature, with people, and with the beauty of tranquil life.
The Casa Verde or Green House, not far from the Pousada, is a tucked away space perfect for couples or families that would like more privacy. The house accommodates 2 to 6 people in 3 separate rooms, and one of them is a suite. The guests will benefit from all the services of the Pousada Picinguaba, including its pool, sauna, and all meals.
Optional add-on activities will be offered to guests. Free time to explore local islands, Paraty excursions, surf, or another a la carte activity. Book in advance or choose another a la carte activity (not included in the package).
All special activities are subject to change due to weather and river and tide conditions. Dates for excursions and tours can change anytime and will be announced during the retreat according to the number of participants. Please bring additional cash equivalent in Brazilian Reals or US Dollars if interested in purchasing additional therapies and group therapy options or shopping locally. (Currency exchange is available in the São Paulo airports).
You will have a half day or full day guided trekking into the forest to waterfall; hiking in the rainforest and trekking to waterfall. This is a walking excursion led by a local guide who will drive you to the hinterlands and then lead you to a hike in the forest and a stop at a spectacular waterfall. After a picnic, you visit a Casa da Farinha, a heritage manioc flour factory, and historical site, and then return to Picinguaba before sunset.
You will also have a half day or full day excursion to secluded beaches in Sea Sierra Park's kayak or 15 walks to the nearby beach, then follow on a trail hike to another paradisiac beach from there.
Picinguaba is a small village located inside Ubatuba. It is also an internationally recognized UNESCO heritage site.
Seu Cirilo, a Picinguaba resident, keeps the farm overflowing with bananas, cacao, manioc root, cambuci, hearts of palm, and whatever else pops up in the backyard. Fresh organic vegetables and fruits are brought from Fazenda Catuçaba. Neighborhood fishermen, who are friends of the Pousada, will bring the Picinguaba’s famous fresh scallops, and sometimes even stick around to open them for guests.
The foods are from the nets of the local fishermen to your table. The fish which is still salty from the sea is only a short walk away from Tati’s kitchen. Every year, the offerings are changing by the season, such as; anchovies, baquara, carapeva, sororoca (in the winter), mas pargo, vermelho, robalo (snook), and garopa (year-round). They are grilled, baked, and boiled.
Please book your flight to arrive at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH).
Transfers could be arranged at an additional fee, with the staff group, on the retreat event's start and departure days for guests scheduling at the time of registration only. There is limited space for the scheduled transfers, a number of guests per shuttle are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Terra Brasilis Retreats at registration if you are interested in this option.
Group pick-up for scheduled arrivals is at 07:00 at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH) on the event's start date and return drop off at the same airport estimated at 22:00 on the retreat event’s last day. Any participant needing a different arrangement may inform Terra Brasilis Retreats at the time of registration and Terra Brasilis Retreats will try their best to assist.