Pousada dos Anjos is at km 58 of Route SP 171, which runs between Cunha and Parati.
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Pousada dos Anjos - PO box 15
CEP 12530-000 - Cunha SP - Brazil
Latitude 23° 8' 11.7" South or -23.1377396
Longitude 44° 54' 48.7" West or -44.9142265
The best route from São Paulo is as follows:
- leave the city on Rodovia Ayrton Senna (SP 070), which soon changes its name to Carvalho Pinto
- at km 129, exit this road to continue on Rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR 116) in the direction of Rio de Janeiro
- leave the Dutra at exit 65, near Guaratinguetá, where the sign points to Cunha and Parati
- you are now on route SP 171
- keep going towards Parati without turning off at exit 45 to Cunha: Pousada dos Anjos is on this road at km 58 – you can’t miss it!
Once you turn off the main road to Rio and are on SP 171 it’s a scenic route all the way, with mountains, forests, small farms and villages. You cross the rivers Paraitinga, Jacuí and Jacuizinho. Very careful driving is advised because of S-bends, uneven camber, and possibly children or even animals on the road. There are good places to eat on the way, as well as sellers of arts and crafts, pottery, sweetmeats and home-made dairy products. The small church of São José da Boa Vista, the oldest in Cunha (1724), is a spectacular sight: see photos on the right.
Pousada dos Anjos is located in São Paulo State, 12 km from the border with Rio de Janeiro State. If you have a Land Rover or SUV, it’s a 33 km drive down the mountain to Parati by the nearest route, a lot of which is unpaved (9 km) and steep. The road is surrounded by tropical rainforest and highly scenic. It’s not passable for a normal passenger car on a wet day.
Cunha is 950 metres or about 3,000 feet above sea level. Pousada dos Anjos is at 1,220 metres or about 4,000 feet. At the edge of the property the altitude is 1,410 metres or over 4,600 feet.
Cunha and the surrounding area has a moist tropical highland climate, with temperature ranges of 18-25o C in summer (December-March) and 2-12o C in winter. The nights are chilly and require a blanket for sleeping, even in midsummer, but during the day it’s pleasantly cool in the shade and indoors. Temperatures aren’t high enough for air conditioning and there are practically no biting insects. Warm clothing is usually necessary during the winter, especially in the shade, and at night even in midsummer.