Casa Cool Beans in The Media
Black Travel, Black Dollar Series – Rio de Janerio
Cuisine Noir Mag recently featured us in their profile on supporting black-owned businesses abroad. No visit to Rio is complete without a stay in the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Santa Teresa is the “hippie” artsy neighborhood of Rio. Our pick, hands down, for a wonderful stay in Santa Teresa is Casa Cool Beans. Not only is this place beautiful, but they also serve an awesome breakfast with second to none service. It’s also LGBT-friendly with rates that fit nearly any budget. Click here to read the full article!
Casa Cool Beans Featured in Passport!
Casa Cool Beans is thrilled to be featured in the May 2013 issue of Passport Magazine. Owners David & Lance talk with Passport about the Santa Teresa neighborhood and top excursions in Rio! Click here to download a pdf of the article!
Rio, With Eyes Wide Open
If you want to know why people come to Rio de Janeiro, and came even during its years of bloody, decadent decline, stand on the Arpoador Beach promenade at day’s end. Before you lies an orchestral finale of a sunset: iridescent water, pastel-streaked skies and hazy silhouettes of cliffs to the west. Behind you are swarms of Cariocas, as Rio natives are known: men with phones tucked into the fronts of their bathing suits, swimmers shaking off droplets of water before ordering caipirinhas at an outdoor bar. At the moment when the neon-pink sun slips below the horizon, everyone stops, stands and claps: a nightly salute to city, beach and sky.
This was part of why my 7-year-old daughter and I traveled to Rio in December, to experience urban beauty so intense that even the locals pause to applaud it. Rio may be the most voluptuous city in the world, with soft beaches, dramatic mountains, waterfalls, a rain forest, lagoon and orchids — planted by residents — peeking out of lush old trees lining the streets. Papayas and jackfruit drop from branches all over town, symbols of the city’s overabundant sweetness. The place makes Miami look like Cleveland.
Casa Cool Beans Featured in Rio Guide
We are thrilled to be featured in the December 2012 issue of Rio Guide! The guide is a monthly local government-operated tourism publication which features entertainment, sightseeing, dining, lodging and events in Rio. Check out our feature pages by clicking here. To download the entire December issue click here.
Casa Cool Beans ranked by BuzzFeed as one of the top B&B’s! Read the full article here!
Rio’s 15 coolest places to stay for under R$300
The city’s most interesting hotel and hostel rooms and the coolest bed and breakfasts for those on a budget
Hidden Pousadas Brazil
B&B in Bohemian Santa Teresa with great pool for chilling. Read the full article here!
Rio’s favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics
Casa Cool Beans, in Rio’s Santa Teresa district, has been rated by Tripadvisor users as the city’s best B&B ever since it first opened five years ago. Read the full article here!
Welcome to Casa Cool Beans! The coolest B&B in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro! Read the full article here!
What $150 Gets You in Hotels around the World
The Hotel Guru
“Inexpensive, super-friendly B&B in a cool boho neighbourhood. Clean and simple white washed rooms with splashes of colour – most with two double beds. Multiple gardens, open-air areas, pool and sun deck have wonderful views and are perfect to chill out in. A great choice for groups of friends.” Read the full article here!
Brazil World Cup 2014: accommodation in Rio de Janeiro’s ‘Pousadas’
The name is inspired and the Californian pair who thought it up, Lance and David, may be hip but they also bring to bear years of experience working for Four Seasons Hotels
Huge room, big comfy bed and leafy view over the tropical garden and neighbouring rooftops and church steeples. Read the full article here!
Roaming around Rio – a guide on the best things to do in Brazil’s most famous city.
We stayed in Casa Cool Beans in Santa Teresa, it’s a really cool B&B. Read the full article here!
Gay-friendly Hotels and Places to Stay in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil’s hotel industry is very aware of the power of the “pink” dollar and hotels in large tourist destinations are gay-friendly. Read the full article here!
Rio de Janeiro’s Best Hotels Feature Beach Views and Tropical Gardens
Another fine example of Santa Teresa’s impressive guest house scene, Casa Cool Beans attracts a mix of young backpackers and older travelers keen to share stories of the road over a few caipirinhas in the leafy garden. Read the full article here!
Rio de Janeiro Shows the Way: Saving water in the Shower Should be a Sport!
Casa Cool Beans, located in the vibrant Santa Teresa neighborhood is the #1 rated Bed and Breakfast in Rio on TripAdvisor, is now leading the way and is making Aguawells available for all its guests in their cozy rooms. Read the full article here!
Chilling in Rio! Read the full article here!