This place and this hostel felt like heaven after crowded Rio (take a bus to Angra des Reis and ask the driver to stop in Garatucaia)! Caratucaia is calm and safe. The beach is right next to the hostel and there is a grocery store close by. GUAPURUVU Hostel is calm and the atmosphere is relaxed. We were supposed to stay only for 2 nights but we extended the stay with 2 extra nights. Many of the other visitors stay only one night and then take a ferry to Ilha Grande.
The owner is very nice and his dog, Noah, is kind. Usually I'm afraid of dogs but Noah I loved!
The hostel is clean and cozy. Also very private during our stay because some nights we were the only people staying there. Breakfast was the best hostel breakfast I have had and the kitchen is great for cooking. One member of the staff plays guitar and sings in the evenings.
The best memory of this place was when it was heavily raining and we jumped in to the pool with our already soaked wet clothes on and swam there with the hostel staff while Lionel Richie's Easy was playing in the background :) More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included