A fine alternative to hotels and guesthouses, Cama e Café is a B&B network that allow travelers to book a room from local residents. There are several dozen options to choose from, with the majority of listings in Santa Teresa, and a few scattered options in Laranjeiras, the Zona Sul and Barra.

Accommodations range from modest to lavish. The best rooms are inside colonial homes that offer panoramic views and lush gardens.