While hotel reservation services like Booking.com or services like Tripadvisor do not yet give many options in Tocantins, the best way to find a hotel or pousada in Tocantins, is to google. With Google you will see that most of the towns have several pousadas, and you can make a reservation by calling. There are several reasons for the fact that you will find it difficult to book a hotel via internet in Brazil. Firstly most hotels are private owned, small size and not part of a chain. Secondly, Brazilians are accustomed to arrange a hotel via a travel agency.
A website with a list of pousadas in Tocantins: http://www.apontador.com.br
A website with a limited list of pousadas in Tocantins with price indication: http://www.mundi.com.br
At www.palmas.org you find a Hotel Review for Palmas.
What is a pousada?
A Brazilian pousada is very different from a Portuguese pousada. The last one tends to be a 5 star charm hotel, while the Brazilian pousada is quite simple. A pousada can be compared to a bed and breakfast or a hostel.
Pousadas can be more charming than hotels, and are sometimes more expensive. Pousadas are more common than hotels.
Pousadas offer less services than a hotel, for instance no 24h room service, but normaly will offer a buffet breakfast with juices, coffee, tea, bread, jams, cake, ham and cheeses.
Our Toca-team selected a top 5 charming hotels and pousadas in Tocantins: