Historically known as Fortaliza de Barra, this quaint boutique hotel was originally a fortress built by the Portuguese in the 17th century to defend its shores from piracy. Now, with 22 luxurious suites, each outfitted with rainforest shower heads, colonial furniture and a balcony with an open vista of the Pearl river delta, Pousado de São Tiago, is small-scale luxury hotel. Tucked away from the strip of bright lights, it's as cultivated as it is discerning.
Pousada de São Tiago
Avenida da Republica, Fortaleza de Sao Tiago da Barra