Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil
From: $690 per night
Parrots fly free in the rainforests, cool rivers run through green valleys and caves, and when the sun goes down, the sky is bright with stars. Few foreigners have discovered this 5,000 hectare private reserve and sustainability initiative 4 hours north of Rio, where nature rules.
The centerpiece of the reserve is the 18th-century farmhouse of Fazenda do Engenho, one of Brazil’s finest examples of colonial architecture that has been sensitively restored to its elegant beauty. The main manor house has just 8 suites and 3 rooms in one separate guest house, a unique bespoke design mixing local, rustic heritage and 21st-century amenities, and stables of Mangalarga horses.
Leading by example, the hotel shows the community the value of preserving the local culture and a self-sustaining habitat by producing its own food sustainably within the reserve when possible. By preserving biodiversity, and redeveloping the forest, Ibiticpoca raises awareness of global environmental issues such as global climate change and the reduction of one’s carbon footprint to its guests.
Guests at Ibitipoca Reserve will leave feeling better than when they arrived, both physically and mentally. Fueled by meals made with ingredients grown onsite, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the vast property in whatever manner you choose.
- Daily yoga sessions
- Wildlife immersion
- Horseback riding
- Yoga and wellness
- Nature trekking
- Guided walking tours
- Cooking class
- 4×4 excursions
Regenerative Resorts Member Benefits
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based on availability
- Complimentary welcome drink
- 50% off one spa treatment