Fazenda Santa Esmeralda
Fazenda Santa Esmeralda

Fazenda Santa Esmeralda

Immerse yourself in nature when you stay on the banks of the crystalline Formosa River in an elegantly constructed eco hotel, surrounded by forests.

Fazenda Santa Esmeralda Highlights

The Santa Esmeralda Hotel sits comfortably on the banks of the crystalline Formosa River, otherwise known as the “natural aquarium”of the area. The Esmeralda is enviably located in beautiful Bonito, one of the most important ecotourism destinations in the world. The beauty of the area is unsurpassed and the natural landscapes offers crystal clear river waters teeming with fish, waterfalls, caves, caverns and a unique sinkhole.

Elegantly constructed on an ecological paradise just 20 km outside of the eco-hub of Bonito, it goes without saying that the hotel is built in a prime location. A forest of trees surrounds the hotel and all eco-bungalows are interconnected via meandering pathways. A shimmering blue pool is cocooned by wooden decking, and comes fully kitted out with deck chairs and sun loungers. A place of relaxation at the river.

In total there are 19 suites in the hotel, each equipped with LCD TVs, air-conditioning, hair dryers and minibars. The suites are eco bungalows each with their own terraces. Whether you're in the main area of the hotel, or in your bungalow, the hotel provides full contact with nature. Even the wooden designs and decor seem to be an extension of nature. Santa Esmeralda Hotel is a completely immersive experience.

The main areas of the hotel have a fireplace, small space for meetings, hammocks on deck areas and even multimedia equipment. This pocket of paradise is perfectly placed for numerous adventure activities in the area.

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Useful Information
  • Practically situated ON the Formoso River.
  • Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, just like that of Bonito.
  • Swimming pool with wooden decking.
  • Tranquil bar and restaurant area. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast every morning that offers the flavours of Brazil in each of its dishes.
  • Wooden deck and walkways over the river, leading to swimming pools and waterfalls.
  • Afternoon tea served at the hotel.
  • Activities can be arranged from the hotel.

Fazenda Santa Esmeralda Activities

The Formoso River is an aquatic wonderland, home to plenty of species of fish. The water is so clear that visibility of freshwater life is 100%, which is ideal for snorkelling. The waterways are alive with life, and there are plenty of beautiful fish to see.

There’s kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and a host of above water activities. Alternatively, relax in the crystalline waters of the natural pools and waterfalls.

All tours to the natural attractions in Bonito come with an accredited guide specialising in ecotourism.

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