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Brazil

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancoso

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Room + Beach | BRAZIL


Brazil

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancoso

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THE PERSONALITIES

Modern hippies. Beach bums. Design lovers.   

MOMENTS

Timeless design. A beach for every mood. His and hers rain showers. Complimentary Havaianas.

BEST VISITING MONTHS

Anytime! Subtropical climate all year-round.

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WHY STAY

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa is one of the reasons one should visit the Bahia State of Brazil. Enjoy barefoot luxury, one-of-a-kind sustainable design, and genuine warm hospitality.

The 11 unique Casitas have been restored and designed by the Diesel creative director Wilbert Das, with help from local artists. Some Casitas date back as far as 500 years! Choose a one, two or three bedroom Casita or the Treehouse - all made from reclaimed materials. 

Visit the Beach Club, and see why UXUA's Beach Bar is named one of the best in the world. End the day at the spa, inspired by the natural Bahian elements - mangroves, rainforest, sea, and sand. Make sure to try the Almescar Tree Oil Massage, the hotel's signature. All spa products are hand-made from coconut oil, shea butter, Brazil nuts, and dark cocoa grown in the gardens on-site.

WHY WANDER

Trancoso is a Porto Seguro district in the state of Bahia, Brazil, with rainforest, mangroves, and over 25 km of white sand beaches along the Atlantic coast. 

Visit the Barra Do Rio Trancoso Beach for UXUA Praia Bar and see where the ocean meets the Trancoso River. The Rio Da Barra Beach, only 4 km away, is perfect for canoeing and the Rio Verde Beach is a special hiking destination, with its diverse flora and fauna. Patimirim Beach is perfect if you are looking for something remote, and Itaquena Beach is great for surfing. For beach bars and a lively atmosphere, wander over the The Praia dos Nativos beach.

INDULGE IN

Gourmet iced cold treats made on the premises, like the chocolate & Bahian pepper ice cream (from cacao and hot peppers grown in UXUA's garden), fresh organic popsicles made with coconut water and pulp, or the Tapioca ice cream sandwiches. Coconut lovers will really enjoy the UXUA Caipicoco, a take on the iconic Caipirinha. For dinner, try the mixed seafood and black rice dish in tomato-basil and pitanga-fruit sauce. 

GETTING THERE

Fly into Porto Seguro and take an hour long drive to Trancoso. Rio de Janiero is a 70-minute fight away. 

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Brazil

Estrela da Ilha Grande

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Brazil

Estrela da Ilha Grande

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The Personalities

Beach Bums, Hippies, Hikers, Hammock Dwellers.  

Moments

Kayaking to your next beach destination. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up with the birds. Walking through a dense jungle and stepping out onto a perfect beach. 

Best Visiting Months

Anytime! Perfect tropical paradise. 

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Why stay

Ilha Grande is a perfect place to visit after the hustle and bustle of Rio. Estrela da Ilha is located on a private beach and enclosed by a dense rainforest. Wake up every morning with the view of the Blue Lagoon - one of the most breathtaking places on the island. The lodge is built from eucalyptus wood, echoing its surrounding environment. Each of the 9 suites has a private balcony and a sea view. This is Tiki chic at its best! Enjoy the private dock, the pool, the hot tub and an open air yoga studio. Relax and explore at this perfect sanctuary. 

Why wander

You can get anywhere on the island by kayak or on foot. Take advantage of the numerous trails and explore the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Discover an incredible amount of rivers and waterfalls as well as diverse wildlife. Ilha Grande is home to 106 gorgeous beaches and coves, among them the famous Lopez Mendez Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Explore the charming fishing villages and see the island's underwater world of shipwrecks. 

Indulge in

Pastel basket with green salad and wild rice. Baked curled fish filet with passion fruit sauce, kale and manioc. Flan yogurt with guava sauce.

Getting There

Take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Andras dos Reis, where you take a one hour boat ride to Ilha Grande. Get around the island on foot or kayak. There are no roads!

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Room + Jungle | BRAZIL


Brazil

Cristalino Lodge, An Amazon Sanctuary.
Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State.

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Room + Jungle | BRAZIL


Brazil

Cristalino Lodge, An Amazon Sanctuary.
Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State.

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PERSONALITIES

Bird Enthusiasts. Jungle explorers. Eco tourists.   

MOMENTS

A luxury rainforest experience. Late afternoon river boat trips. Close wildlife encounters. Fire burning in the middle of the river deck.

BEST VISITING MONTHS

Anytime! The dry season is from June to November, and the green season is from December to May.

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WHY STAY

The Cristalino Lodge is located in the Brazilian Amazon region inside a private forest reserve, sitting on the banks of Cristalino River. Choose one of the 18 wooden rooms or bungalows, carefully designed to blend into the environment and built using natural materials. Wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys. Take the afternoon to read in a hammock on a private terrace. Watch the sunset on the floating dock and listen to the soothing sounds of the river. 

WHY WANDER

The Cristalino Lodge is perfect for wildlife lovers, and especially bird watchers (There are a total of about 586 bird species discovered in this region). Enjoying kayaking through the mysterious Cristalino river. Hike through numerous jungle trails. Visit the Lodge's own 50m observation towers. Take a guided flora & fauna boat safari. See spider and night monkeys, anteaters, sloths, otters, and have a possible encounter with a jaguar, a puma or a black panther. 

INDULGE IN

Caipirinhas. Organically grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh fish.

GETTING THERE

Take a flight from Cuiaba to Alta Floresta. An hour drive will take you to Teles Pieris River and after a short boat ride up Cristalino River you will arrive to the Lodge. 

GREEN FACTOR

Solar water heating and biological waste treatment throughout all accommodations. Cristalino Lodge has increased awareness and understanding of the importance of rainforest conservation.

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Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu National Park, Foz do Iguassu

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Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu National Park, Foz do Iguassu

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The Personalities

People looking to explore the world's natural wonders.  

Moments

Waking up with the sound of waterfalls outside your window. Watching the sunset over Iguassu National Park with a Caipirinha in hand, surrounded by the lush rainforest. Lazy days lounging beneath sub-tropical palms, reflecting on the day's adventure.

Best Visiting Months

April to June is the dry season. December to March is the hottest season. 

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Why stay

The obvious reason for staying at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is being located directly across from the majestic Iguassu Falls inside the Iguassu National Park. Since this is the only hotel located inside the Park, you will get unlimited access to the falls - whether it is at dawn or in the evening, when the park is closed to others. Besides the special privileges of its location, the Belmond Hotel is a beautiful Portuguese-colonial residence with regal old-world charm and impeccable service. The property is vast and well kept. Enjoy the swimming pool and the spa, and of course the views of the Falls with your breakfast or dinner.

Why wander

Staying at Hotel das Cataratas is all about exploring the Iguassu Falls in every way imaginable. From romantic walks along the soaring water to thrill seeking adventures through the river, there is an abundance of activities. Take a 10-minute helicopter ride across the falls, or choose a 35-minute tour to the Three Borders Landmark (Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay). Appreciate the sheer size of over 275 waterfalls from above. Enjoy the Macuco Safari tour for an adventure through the river. Abseiling is another unique activity to try - descent down along the rainforest for incredible views of the falls. End the day with a full moon walking tour, where you can witness a lunar rainbow. 

Indulge in

Traditional churrascaria (Brazilian barbecue). Piranha soup and Pirarucu fish. Caipirinhas. 

Getting There

Fly into Foz do Iguassu International Airport - a short drive away from the falls. 

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Brazil

Serena Boutique Resort, Buzios

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Brazil

Serena Boutique Resort, Buzios

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The Personalities 

Honeymooners, Surfers, Lovers of design and serenity. 

Moments

The perfect beach and the lively town at your fingertips. Sea-breeze. Oasis.

Best Visiting Months

Anytime! Low temperature of +18 C, high of +30 C all year round.

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Why stay

Buzios has a charm of a fisherman's village and the glamour of a resort town. Serena Boutique Resort is located in the best beach of Buzios - Geriba, a white sand beach, perfect for surfing. Enjoy avant-garde minimalist design of the hotel, built within 6000m2 of native vegetation. Choose a two-storey loft, with an external deck and a jaccuzi, a Suite with a balcony, a Superior Room with an external deck and a private garden or a Standard Room with a Balcony. Stretch out on a beautifully designed pool deck with a Caipirinha. This is a place you don't ever want to leave.

Why wander

Enjoy never-ending beaches, exotic vegetation, and some of the most diverse marine life. Take up surfing. Venture the island by bike. Visit the two famous Buzios viewpoints - one between João Fernandinho and Brava beaches, and the other one between Brava and Forno. Take in the village, the islands and the mountains from above. Visit Ponta da Lagoinha, a remote place by Ferradura beach, among white head cactus, perfect for meditation and fishing. Camino para las pozas offers unique naturally formed pools, turning into waterfalls. With more than 20 beautiful beaches and crystal-clear water, Buzios is not to be missed, when visiting Brazil.

Indulge in

Grilled cavacas with gratin potatoes and caper sauce from the famous Rua Fosse Minha S'Essa Restaurant. Picadas (Brazilian sandwiches) poolside.

Getting There

Arrange a private transfers or take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios.

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Kenoa Hotel

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BRAZIL

Kenoa Hotel

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THE PERSONALITIES

Design lovers. Foodies. Writers. Lovers and friends looking for a remote beachside retreat.

MOMENTS

Endless deserted beach. Vast ocean. Sustainable architecture. Warm hospitality. Unspoilt peace. 

BEST VISITING MONTHS

Anytime! Subtropical climate all year-round.

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WHY STAY

Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort is a remote beachfront design hotel in Barra de Sao Miguel, 30 minutes away from Maceio, the capital of the state of Alagoas, just nine degrees south of the equator in northeast Brazil. Inspired by nature, the resort was designed and built using sustainable Brazilian materials in unexpected ways. 

There are 23 villa-style cabanas, complete with panoramic views of the Atlantic coast, interior gardens, terraces, a traditional Japanese ufuro tubs, and plunge pools in some. 

Relax under eucalyptus trees in Kenoa's many private outdoor areas. Watch the sun go down from the infinity pool. Visit the spa and try one of the Coffee Treatment.

WHY WANDER

Enjoy the endless ocean views. Learn how to surf. Swim in a nearby lagoon. Run long the warm sand. Discover the nature reserve, neighbouring the resort.

INDULGE IN

High-end Brazilian cuisine. Champagne and oysters. Coconut water. Wine from Kenoa's wine bar.

GETTING THERE

Kenoa is 45 min by car from Maceió Airport. 

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BRAZIL

Chez Georges, Rio de Janeiro

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BRAZIL

Chez Georges, Rio de Janeiro

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THE PERSONALITIES

Artists. Musicians. (There is a state-of-the-art music production room). Design lovers. Friends and family reunions.  

MOMENTS

A tropical city oasis. Design in every detail. Finding your inspiration. 

BEST VISITING MONTHS

Between December and March, when the weather is warm and sunny.

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WHY STAY

Chez Georges is a luxury villa in the hills of Rio de Janeiro's Santa Teresa neighbourhood. Nestled between the golden beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and the lush jungle that surrounds the city, Chez Georges is a unique private oasis, for anyone who appreciates architecture, music, and art. The villa can host up to 14 guests with it's 7 suites.

The villa has been built and designed by a renowned architect Wladimir Alves de Souza, showcasing Brazilian Brutalism at its best. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain, and Guanabara Bay; large wooden doors; floor to ceiling windows and white walls; complete with a refreshing 15 metre pool. 

The the most unique feature of Chez Georges is sound-proofed music studio, complete with a control room and recording room, facing the lush greens on the forest. 

WHY WANDER

Rio de Janeiro is one of the few cities in the world that truly has something for everyone - beaches, mountains, culture, nightlife, and history. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Take a sunset dip at Ipanema beach. Paddleboard through Rodrigo Freitas lagoon. Get lost in Santa Teresa. Take in the views of the whole city on top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. 

INDULGE IN

Caipirinhas (Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça). Brazilian BBQ. Fresh fried fish and extra cold beer on the beach. Açai everything. Must visit restaurants are Garota de Ipanema (classic Brazilian), Venga (tapas), Fasano (high end), Satyricon (seafood).

GETTING THERE

Fly into Rio de Janeiro and take a taxi.

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La Ferme de Georges, The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

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La Ferme de Georges, The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

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THE PERSONALITIES

Kite Surfers. Explorers. Photographers. 

MOMENTS

The journey that is part of the destination. Surreal blue and beige landscapes. The perfect homebase after a day full of adventure. 

BEST VISITING MONTHS

The best time to come is between June and September when the lagoons are still full of water and the wind is perfect for Kite Surfing. 

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WHY STAY

La Ferme de Georges is an eco hotel on the edge of the surreal sand dunes and lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in the town of Atins, in northeastern Brazil. 

Built on a hill, and overlooking the river and the jungle, the lodge offers 7 casitas, appropriately named the Dune Chalet, the River Chalet, the Tree Chalet and the Park Chalet, after various natural elements in the area, and designed with local materials. Enjoy the many viewing points and hammocks throughout the property. Visit the organic garden. 

WHY WANDER

You are here to explore The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park - a unique protected area with freshwater turquoise lagoons and smooth surrealistic sand dunes. Trek the dunes on foot, horse back, or with a 4x4. Go Kite Boarding or Surfing. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the area. Find a unique way to document this heaven on earth.  

INDULGE IN

Fresh farm produce. Local fish. Tapiocas. Coconut desserts.

GETTING THERE

Fly into São Luis airport (SLZ), following a 3–3.5 hour drive to Barreirinhas, where you will take a boat to the small town of Atins.

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