The Atlantic coast in Brazil is surrounded by rolling dunes, cactus deserts, and jungle-covered mountains that look like they belong in a jungle. There are a lot of beautiful beaches on the island: coconut palm-shaded coves, turtle-nesting sands, and huge bays surrounded by mangrove forests.
Santa Clara Eco Resort
This ranch-style resort is popular with people from So Paulo who come for the weekend. It has rooms with glass walls and is set in a wooded area. There is a huge pool, a sports play area, and many fun things for kids of all ages, like rope bridge walking, tennis, horseback riding, and soccer. In addition, the resort uses solar power, recycles water and waste, and helps fund local educational projects in the area.
Eco Resort Refúgio Cheiro de Mato
Cheiro de Mato is a great place for families to get away from the city for a few days. It is on the border of the Serra da Cantareira mountains and overlooks the Juqueri river. Rooms are in a shady tropical garden with hammocks on the patios. They are spread out in muted tones and have a lot of space. Assault classes for kids, hiking, paddle boarding, rope bridge walks in the trees, and waterskiing on the lake are things you can do. There’s also a big pool.
Northeastern Ceará state has long, wide beaches backed by dunes that the wind has swept. Fortaleza city is north of this state. In Taba, they run for miles and make up a small dessert. Carmel Taba makes her designs between the dunes and a long curve of beach. Neo-Frank Lloyd Wright glass-fronted villas next to raw stone look out over the sea from a palm-tree garden, where the pool always blends into the horizon.
Arraial D’ajuda Eco Resort
The beach at Arraial D’ajuda is a great place to go snorkeling or diving and see a lot of different reefs full of tropical fish. You could even see a turtle or a whale migration by. With hammocks hanging from palm trees and grass-woven mats spread out for the best sunbathing, the resort looks like it fits in with its surroundings. There’s even a water park on-site.
Kilombo Villas & Spa
Kilombo has a great location next to a private beach where you can kayak, surf, and sail every day and fresh seafood and great marine-life viewing. In this area, you’ll also find sea turtle breeding grounds. While they’re very protected, you might be able to get your hands on one of these rare animals if you’re lucky. On the other side of the coast, there are also a lot of dolphins swimming around.
Itamambuca Eco Resort
Wildlife-rich natural habitats on both sides surround Itamambuca Eco Resort. It is surrounded by dense forests on one side and pristine beaches on the other, so there is a lot of wildlife. In the sea, there are dolphins and rare fish species and tropical and sterile land. You can get very close to nature by setting up a tent on the campgrounds or staying in one of the apartments or chalets. You can go river kayaking, go hiking with a guide, or learn how to surf. There are a lot of ways to explore the wilderness.
Paraíso Eco Lodge
When you stay at Paraiso Eco Lodge, you’re right in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, making it a great place to go hiking. The lodge was made to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. It was built with leftover industrial and indigenous fabrics. It’s even better than that. It is in a wildlife sanctuary with waterfalls, lush vegetation, and unique animals to look at.
Araras Eco Lodge
Araras Eco Lodge has a lot of good eco-credentials. The Pantanal, one of Brazil’s most important wildlife sanctuaries, was set up to keep it from hurting the wetlands around it. Further, a hotel-run project is trying to help local wildlife, keep an eye on hyacinth macaws, and save bees. So, you’ll feel great about a stay here. You’ll spend most of your time traveling through the Pantanal, dipping into or out of the pond-like storage tank, or riding a horse.
Zagara Eco Resort
Spacious rooms are spread out across large gardens at Zagaia, built in a style that honors the local indigenous Kadiweu people. You can go on many hikes and nature trails near the resort. Pico Bonito nature park, which is near the resort, has crystal-clear pools and caves that are great for diving and snorkeling.
Txai Resorts, Itacaré
Bahia’s Chocolate Coast is a popular place for wealthy surfers from So Paulo to go. It has some of the best surf beaches in northeast Brazil and a row of bays and coves surrounded by steamy rainforest. Txai is the most luxurious resort in the area. It has large, thatched cottages with four-poster beds and wooden sundecks set in a palm grove on a private beach with a palm tree. The health spa is the best in Brazil, and the hotel helps with environmental education programs in the area.
Rio do Rastro Eco Resort
The southern parts of Santa Catarina state are wavy with rainforest-covered ridges that drop down to the beach-fringed coastal plain in a long string of deep valleys and canyons. It is at the heart of the Rio do Rastro Eco Resort. It is in rolling hills, next to a lake, and just a short drive from several beautiful mountain-view points. Rooms are warm and cozy in faux-European cottages with roaring fires when the temperature drops to around 53F (12C), the almost Arctic for Brazilians. These fires take over in the winter.
Large parts of the land are protected by national or state parks and private reserves. In this part of Brazil, there are a lot of small, beautiful eco-hotels, some of which are trying to help the environment.