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Location: how to get there

The Fazenda Catuçaba is located near the cities of São Luis de Paratinga and São Paulo. There are different ways to get to Catuçaba. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

We offer:

Private Transfer We reserve a taxi for your transfer. Please send an email to info@catucaba.com and indicate your arrival airport.
For information, the service will be payable directly to the driver.
Air Transfer We can organize a helicopter from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Paraty. Please send an email to info@catucaba.com and indicate your city of departure.
Our Heliport location is : 23º14'04.44"S / 45º10'04.07"O

Access to the hotel

Please contact us prior to arrival in case you come by your own means of transportation. We will be happy to welcome you.

  • Our location:
    S/N Bairro do Pinga
    12240 Catuçaba- Sao Luiz do Paraitinga
    BRAZIL
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Local culture

São Luiz do Paraitinga, the lovely town 20 km away, was founded by a French community in 1769, and a lot of the inhabitants still have French names.

Considered one of the cities which best represents the Caipira (countryside) culture in Brazil, it also features the most preserved colonial architecture in São Paulo State. Famous for its carnival and numerous religious and non-religious festivals, taking place all around the year, you will have a good chance to stumble upon a colorful procession. Like a lot of places off the beaten track, it has kept a lot of its old traditions and authenticity, and a very unique place.

The small village of Catuçaba, only 5 km from the farm, is even older than to São Luiz do Paraitinga, and was once a stop on the way to the Minas Gerais region in the times of the gold rush.
We took its name, to show our commitment to the local community and history. Catuçaba means "good earth" or "land of good people" in tupi-Guarani language.

Being located of the end of the road (the old road which once led to Cunha and Paraty), not many people venture here and it is still very quiet and authentic. It is also home of the "Cavalhada", an old tradition from 13th-century in Spain and Portugal, a beautiful battle involving 40 horses, commemorating the victory of the Christians over the Moors. Catuçaba is one of the very few places in the Christian world where this father-to-son tradition is still alive and represented regularly.
The Fazenda is only 30 km from Cunha, a lovely mountain town up Paraty, famous for its potteries. It takes a few hours to get there by horse; the beautiful road is not practical by car most of the year.

In the 19th century, the Paraiba valley where we are located was responsible for over 90% of the world’s coffee production, until the abolition of slavery in Brasil (1888). The coffee mono culture and the influx of European immigrants from the beginning of the 20th century has been the basis of the prosperity of São Paulo.

We are surrounded by the Serra do Mar State Park, famous for its mountain-and-sea ecosystem. We are only 50km from Ubatuba, one of the most beautiful coastlines in Brazil, and close to our sister hotel Picinguaba.