Deep in the Tijuca Forest , the largest urban forest in the world, visitors will find the exclusive Tuakaza Guesthouse in Rio de Janeiro. Described by guests as “a paradise”, views of the Pedra da Gávea and the sea in Rio de Janeiro can be enjoyed from this luxury boutique hotel in the Marvelous City. The best thing of all is that all of this can be admired from the hotel’s two pools complete with a natural waterfall. The 1500m² Tuakaza Guesthouse with a “make yourself at home” motto (tuakaza meaning your home), was designed by renowned architect Zanine. It is decorated with Brazilian art pieces, and boasts a rustic and sophisticated atmosphere. Finally, it overlooks Atlantic forest making it the perfect option for nature lovers.
Tuakaza Guesthouse Location
The Tuakaza boutique hotel is perfectly located in the quiet and exclusive São Conrado district by São Conrado beach in the South Zone of the city. Ipanema and Copacabana beaches are also nearby. This upscale neighborhood features the luxurious São Conrado Fashion Mall, as well as bars and trendy restaurants.
Sao Conrado beach boasts 2.5km of white sand and is perfect for enjoying a little peace and privacy. The Tijuca Forest area is perfect for practicing an array of extreme sports such as rock climbing, hang-gliding, paragliding, surfing, hiking and a spot of golf, in the Gavea Golf Club.
We recommend hang-gliding from the top of Pedra Bonita, standing 600 metres high, and landing on Pepino beach. From the top of Pedra Bonita you can also admire stunning views of the Pedra da Gávea, the Two Brothers Mountain, Corcovado with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, and beyond.
Tuakaza Guesthouse Suites
Featuring only 6 suites (4 double and 2 single) Tuakaza boutique hotel really is the epitome of exclusive. Each suite is fashioned on the colour and name of a Brazilian fruit including papaya (orange), blueberry (blue), lemon (yellow), açai berry (purple), blackberry (red) and kiwi (green).
All the suites boast views of the forest, the sea and the iconic Pedra da Gávea. Some also feature a balcony and Jacuzzi. A minibar, air conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker and luxurious bathrooms are some of the amenities on offer in this boutique hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Tuakaza Guesthouse Services
Tuakaza is a real home-like guesthouse with more than exclusive services. In addition to your basic features such as wifi and a tropical breakfast, guests can enjoy a piano bar, barbecue area, sauna, gym, squash court, tropical garden, and two pools boasting a lovely natural waterfall.
Finally, soft drinks, water, juices, beer and a 24 hour buffet with fruit, breads, pastries, cheese and other delicacies are on offer for guests to enjoy. If you want to relax in your hotel suite then Tuakaza even offers Essencia Spa, an exclusive massage service.
Legend of Pedra da Gávea
Many have wondered for centuries about the legend of Pedra da Gávea. It has the form of a human face and features an inscription carved into the rockface. According to studies (to date unproven) it is believed to be Phoenician and the rockface carved in the likeness of their king, King Badzir, who may have been buried there in 850 BC.