The list of places to stay in Pipa is endless. With such a wide choice it can be hard to know where to book. With our list of the best boutique hotels and pousadas (guesthouses) you are in with a great chance of striking it lucky.
A relative new kid on the block, Beija Flor Resort & Spa has only recently opened. It is run by worldly Italians who have brought their eye for style to the hotel. Its surroundings though are undoubtedly Brazilian, with a rich, green garden and the main communal area sits beneath a gloriously enveloping thatched roof. The pool is state of the art, the spa ready to welcome you and Pipa is on the doorstep.
Comprised of a hotel, resort and spa, the Sombra e Água Fresca trio has grown to become one of Pipa’s most-respected companies. The hotel is on the outskirts of town, a short walk from the centre but directly next to Praia da Amor. The beach is wild and undeveloped and loved by passing dolphins. The master suite has an infinity dipping pool, the others have Jacuzzi baths and there is an outside pool and fitness centre for general use. Staff are practised in organising boat rides, diving, bike riding, fishing and much else besides.
One of the great benefits of the Thalassa Hotel is that it is a five minute walk (uphill) from Pipa’s main drag so the beaches, shops, bars and restaurants are all close by. It is an affordable choice and has a variety of accommodation with some small chalets and various apartments. With two swimming pools, a comfy raised wooden deck and a large dining area it is a spacious set-up. Massages, tours and transfers can all be arranged and the barman is always happy to whip up a piña colada or caipirinha for you. Look out for the gnomes and statues that hide in the gardens.
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