You can´t decide whether you want to relax on a sandy beach, or go hiking in the mountains during your next holiday? Why not combine both? South America offers fantastic places that feature golden beaches and lush rainforest mountains. Combine your relaxing beach holiday with adventurous hikes in the mountains and enjoy your holiday of contrasts…
Endearing & Exuberant
Located on a private peninsula, surrounded by a fisherman village on Brazil´s south coast and member of Relais & Chateaux, Ponta dos Ganchos is the country´s most exclusive beach resort. Within a short distance from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or Buenos Aires, this romantic getaway delivers the dream: a ridge of green mountains runs down to the clear water of the Emerald Coast, where three little islands meet a stunning white sandy bay.
The region Governador Celso Ramos, where the resort is situated, is immersed in history and tradition, dotted with fishing villages and sparsely populated with descendents of the original Azorean settlers.
It is a slice of old Brazil with an emphasis on traditional occupations. Ponta dos Ganchos offers 25 beautiful bungalows with contemporary interiors that mix comfort and refinement in a rustic and cosy style and the service is second to none. The restaurant lies within meters from the beach and provides menus that utilize fresh local and regional fares. A more romantic setting offers the small island that can be reached by a small bridge and where you will find a gazebo that is specially decorated at night with flowers and candles, exclusively for one couple per night. Enjoy the stunning views of the emerald sea, while relaxing in an outdoor Jacuzzi, while swinging gently in a hammock on the large veranda of your room, or simply while lying on the private sandy beach. Venture to Pedra do Tinguá, when you want to become more active and want to try abseil, whilst enjoying spectacular panoramic views from the south of Governador Celso Ramos up to the north of Florianópolis Island. Combine your relaxing beach holiday with a sportive adventure and come to Brazil!