Eco-Friendly Rainforest Suites on Coast of Bahia, BrazilItacaré, Bahia (Brazil)
· Kid-friendly · Swimming pool
This property is located in the Bahia region of Brazil and is 400 kilometers to the south of the capital of the region, Salvador. It is in the town of Itacare, which is a small fishing town in the heart of cocoa plantation lands. It is a typical Brazilian pousada—similar to a bed and breakfast, a sort of inn or guest house. The property is large and home to many different rooms on site, all made of clay, wood, straw, lime, and cotton. These are purposefully all without television.
Nomade: This room is on the ground floor and sleeps up to three guests. There is air conditioning as well as a Moroccan mirror. It has a balcony with a eucalyptus wooden sofa and has access to the Alpinas garden. The wardrobe and bedside tables were designed by the owners of the property.
Canopeia: On the ground floor, this room measures 25 meters squared and can accommodate up to two guests. It has a wooden porch with nice views of the garden.
L’orange Bleue: This room is 13.5 meters squared, on the ground floor, and ideal for a couple wanting a cozy “nest”. It has a private bathroom as well as Wi-Fi access. It has views and access to the Dracenas garden.
Flower Power: This room is on the ground floor, and measures 24 meters squared. It can sleep up to three guests. It has air conditioning as well as a Moroccan mirror. It has a colonial cabinet, as well as African and Brazilian fabrics. It has a balcony with a sofa as well as a eucalyptus plant and has views and access to the Alpinias Garden.
Black and White: This room is on the ground floor. It is16 meters squared and accommodates up to two guests. It has a Wi-Fi connection, as well as a mosquito net. There is a balcony with Northeast’s sofa and access to the Palm garden. There are white mosaics in the bathroom.
Cabana Bacana: This room is on the ground floor, measures 48 meters squared, and sleeps up to six guests. It has direct access to the pool and is ideal for larger groups. There is air conditioning and mosquito nets. The bathroom is tiled in white, the lighting has been crafted locally, and the furniture was designed by the owners.
Yellow Africa: Measuring 23 meters squared, this room is on the ground floor and sleeps up to two guests. There is air conditioning and a Moroccan mirror, as well as a balcony with a sofa as well as a eucalyptus. It is right next to a garden of hibiscus and alpine flowers.
Sweet Bahia: This room is close to the street, although it doesn't mean guests will hear cars pass by, rather they will be able to observe the daily occurrences of the Brazilian countryside. It measures 16 meters squared, is on the ground floor, and has the capacity for two guests. There is air conditioning as well as a ceiling fan, and a mosquito net is provided. There is Wi-Fi as well as a colonial sofa.
Mama Africa: This is a full bungalow accommodation, located under the sacred tree of Candomble, Gameleira. It is 70 meters squared and accommodates up to five guests. There is one large bedroom on the ground floor and one smaller one upstairs. This accommodation has many balconies and is provided with air conditioning. There is a colonial sofa and has Dona Lulu plants and heliconias. It overlooks the pool, garden, and surrounding forest.
Indian Dream: This suite is on the ground floor, measures 23 meters squared, and sleeps up to four people. There is air conditioning and Wi-Fi. It has a balcony and a jasmine and dracaena garden. Read More
- Running water
- Air conditioning
- Cell service
- Double bed
- Lounge/Living room
- Dining table
- Outdoor pool
- Dining room
There is a beautiful swimming pool on site for the guests’ free usage. There is a deck in the mango tree for you to enjoy closer access to nature and an even more unique experience. If you would like a bite to eat, the mango deck is furnished with a snack bar providing pies, sandwiches, soups and salads.
There is a traditional indigenous housing structure on site, called an oca, made entirely of wood. Activities and events such as samba, capoeira, forró, and African dances can be enjoyed, as well as yoga, tai chi or biodance.
If you would like to enjoy a relaxing massage, the gazebo offers these services. Hot and cold stones as well as other Eastern massages are practiced. This gazebo is built right on the edge of the forest, so that you can focus solely on yourself, and relax and enjoy your time here.
There is a lounge area under the cashew tree, arranged as a reading room. Breakfast is included in the rates, serving natural and healthy options such as govaya juice, fruit salad, fried bananas, tapioca, passion fruit jam, or pancakes.
There is Wi-Fi in some of the accommodations, as well as in the main communal areas, however there are no televisions except in the reception area. There is a parking area for the guests, and there is a small gift and souvenir shop on site, with jewelry and other accessories, and clothing. Cars, bikes, and body boards can be rented on site.
- Bicycle rental
Location + Surroundings
This property is located in the Bahia region of Brazil, and is 400km to the south of the capital of the region, Salvador. It is in the town of Itacare, which is a small fishing town in the heart of cocoa plantation lands. It is a typical Brazilian pousada – which is similar to a bed and breakfast, a sort of inn or guest house. This particular one is authentic in that it is right by the forest to ensure you are truly experiencing Brazil as the locals know it. The site is placed not far from a road, and close to many beaches, allowing for the best of both worlds – you will be able to experience the relaxing holiday you wish for without having to sacrifice access to other attractions.
Though there are a lot of possibilities of activities to engage in on site, you may just want to explore the surroundings. The road is small and not busy – it allows for the observation of daily happenings and customs of the locals. The garden on the property is amazing for many reasons – not only will you be able to enjoy all the flowers and trees, but also you will be able to eat some of the fruits. Centuries-old mango trees, banana trees, papyrus, coconut, jack fruits, citrus, cashews, and much more are just a few steps away. Bromeliads and orchids also attract amazing and colorful birds, which you can observe from your very own accommodation or while having a massage. Read More
Dancing: You can engage in many different types right here on site, with possible classes in the traditional Oca.
Surfing: The site knows the perfect locations and the best teachers to ensure you have a great surfing experience.
Biking: You have many options, including what type of biking you would like to do and where you would like to go.
Walking: There are endless beaches that you can venture to and wander on by foot – just around Itacare there are many, as well as around the Marau Peninsula.
Drums: You can play with and learn from the natives that have been playing percussions their whole lives, for generations and generations.
Capoeira: There are different types of this dance that you can train for on the beach or in designated areas on the property, and the site can set you up with qualified teachers.
Canoeing: The Contas River will present you with many amazing views of forests, wetlands and green hills, and you will be able to explore the swamps, waterfalls and cocoa farms. You can swim in the waterfalls and explore the clear waters.
Cacao Plantation: You can visit a plantation in the fazenda Pedra do Sabia.
Tree Climbing: There is a beach where you can engage in this activity, called Ribeira.
Whale Watching: From the months of July to October (whale mating season) you will be able to observe interesting whale activity.
Ambuba River: You can make this an expedition, where you can canoe across the Contas River, than bike up the Marau Peninsula, up to Ambuba where you can then rent a kayak to explore the emerald forest, the waterfall and the mangrove.
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
- You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.