Refúgio Ecológico Pedra Afiada

Top choice lodge in Praia Grande

Splendidly located within the Cânion Malacara, this isolated inn has a gorgeous stone fireplace for chilly nights, a fabulous rooftop deck and viewing tower for clear days and visiting toucans in winter. There are 12 rooms and six cabins (the priciest with stone deep-soaking tubs) and the good Restô for lunch (mains R$35 to R$56).

Hiking, tree climbing, rappelling and zip-lines are all at your doorstep.