Fodor's Expert Review Refúgio das Galés

Av. Aroeira da Praia 2001, Porto Belo, Santa Catarina, 88215-000, Brazil

Aimed squarely at couples, this upmarket guesthouse is one of the few accommodation options on the relatively unspoiled Mariscal beach. Well located, with its own boardwalk connecting the garden to the beach, the guesthouse has eight smartly furnished rooms, all with their own verandas and sea view, and plenty of bright, airy communal space, kitted out with expanses of white marble and wood decking. Mariscal beach flanks a 4-km-long (2½-mile-long) bay and is popular with surfers, though not so good for swimmers, with strong currents. Note that no children under 15 are allowed.

PROS

  • plenty of nature to explore
  • direct access to the beach
  • sea view from every room

CONS

  • minimum stays of up to five days in peak season
  • heavy traffic in and out of the peninsula
  • no swimming pool
  • a 15-minute drive to the nearest restaurant

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
RomanticViews
Quiet
Beachfront
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 047-3393-4727

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed July–mid-August, Free breakfast

What’s Nearby