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Itaipava

Mountains of Itaipava

Itaipava is a calm and tranquil district and a neighbourhood of Petrópolis. Known as winter refuge for many celebrities and high society of Rio de Janeiro, the neighbourhood is home to many country clubs, restaurants with fine cuisine and some of the best nightclubs in the mountainous region.

Numerous gated communities of high standard located in Itaipava, as well as small malls with upscale stores and brands. The district is also famous for hosting a range of rustic hotels with extensive infrastructure, some of which have already been the scene of several novels and Brazilian mini-series.

Itaipava makes for a great weekend getaway in the freshness of the mountains. Here at the Rio Vibe we can highly recommend Pousada Tankamana, not cheap but worth every penny. Stunningly serene, peaceful, a natural pool, wonderful breakfast, even make your own wood fire in your room.

Transfers between Pararty / Ilha Grande and Rio

Get a transfer to Rio / Ilha Grande / Paraty

If you're travelling in the state of Rio, between Paraty, the amazing island of Ilha Grande or the ctiy of Rio, you can use regular bus companies, but the savings you'll make are very minimal and it'll take you longer, as well as be more complicated. For these reasons we recommend using the budget friendly company Easy Transfer. OK they might not look exactly like the image above, but they're safe, reliable and do a door to door service to take all the hassle out of the journey. Check out their website for all the details of getting to each place. They go to all the main tourist places such as Paraty as well.

If you're heading to Paraty from Rio, you can use the above mentioned company, but if you'd rather spend a bit more money and go in more comfort, we highly recommend Paraty Tours


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