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Reserva do Ibitipoca

Reserva do Ibitipoca

Reserva do Ibitipoca is set in the lush southern mountains of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, about an hour by air from Sao Paulo or Rio by private charter.

Reserva do Ibitipoca is a boutique hotel surrounded by pastures, sierra, and rare Atlantic Rainforest–all part of a 9,800-acre private reserve.

Ibitipoca sits on the edge of a large lake with yellow and green mountains.

The main building, Fazenda do Engenho, was originally a farmhouse established in 1715. Reconstructed in 2006, the house now includes eight spacious suites, a library, dining room, and al fresco bar.

Neighboring buildings contain the spa, yoga studio, sauna, and hydro-massage pool. Organic gardens, pasture, and a mirror-smooth pond frame the estate.

This dining room welcomes natural light, a colorful rug, wood furnishings and local artwork.

Accommodations 

Engenho Lodge

Engenho Lodge is located in the original farmhouse of Fazenda do Engenho, built in 1715 and rebuilt in 2008, retaining its original features.

The 8 suites include exclusive decoration, king-size beds, bathtubs, heated towels and floors.

The room rate includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Meals are served in Engenho Lodge’s restaurant, however, visitors can book in
advance to make any meal in one of the other restaurant options in the Reserva.

The daily rate also includes yoga lessons in the morning, guided walking tours, access to a dry sauna and a jacuzzi.

This room features mint colored beds, drapes and large windows.A pink sofa sits on a terrace with hammock looking out to views.

Casa Carlinhos 

This recently renovated farmhouse houses 3 suites. It is only 100 meters from the reserve’s main headquarters and is best for small groups or families. The largest room is 753 square feet and faces the Gavião Peak. The other two suites have 645 square feet.

Each suite has towel and floor heating in bathrooms and decorated with local craftsmanship.

The room rate includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Meals are served in Engenho Lodge’s restaurant, however, visitors can choose to have breakfast in the house for an extra fee or book in advance to make any meal in one of the other restaurant options in the Reserva.

The daily rate also includes a yoga lesson in the morning, guided walking tours, access to a dry sauna and a jacuzzi.

The exterior of this lodge features wood and stone design with mountains in the background.This suite features a colorful bed with blue and purple comforter, a large rug and local artwork.

Remote Places – Eagle’s Nest Loft 

The Eagle’s Nest Loft is on one of the highest locations of the Reserva and boasts an impressive 360 degree view.

The bedroom is a single room with a king-size bed. The bathroom is outside the house, with water heated by solar panels or the wood stove. The loft includes a kitchen and living room.

The room rate included breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are served at Garnet’s Ranch or in the loft, however, visitors can book in advance to
make any meal at one of the other restaurant options in the Reserva.

Access to the house takes place on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback, luggage transport is done by ATV. Private car access is not allowed,
however, a car from the Reserva can pick-up guests at the Garnet Ranch (900 meters from the Loft) on the check-in and check-out.

The daily rate includes guided walking tours.


Humboldt Loft 

The Humboldt Loft is located in the village of Mogol, 9 km from Engenho Lodge. It's a loft built using the traditional wattle and daub technique, yet
very cozy and comfortable.

The bedroom features a double bed and sofa bed. It has a kitchen, living room, balcony and a bathroom with excellent views.

The room rate included breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Meals are served in the restaurant Yuca, however, visitors can book in advance to
make any meal in one of the other restaurant options in the Reserve.

Access to the Mogul may require a 4x4 vehicle during the rainy season. The rate includes guided walking tours or by bicycle (TREK).


Areião House

Areião House is a cozy house in the middle of the mountains and with the most beautiful dawn of the Reserva do Ibitipoca.

It has two bedrooms, a living room, a guest toilet and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a king-size bed and a sofa bed, the other has three
single beds.

The room rate included breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Meals are served on a ranch a few steps from the house, or can be served in the
house's own kitchen. The food is typically Mineira and there is the option of serving local animal protein.

Access should be on foot, by bicycle or 4x4 vehicles. In very rainy periods there is the possibility that the car does not reach the house, and it may
be necessary to walk the last kilometer. The rate includes guided walking tours.

Amenities 

  • Restaurant: Most of the food offered is organic and produced in the Reserva itself. The menu combines sophistication with traditional Mineira cuisine, resulting in a unique culinary experience.
  • TV room with DVDs
  • Wine house
  • Spa: With daily yoga classes and a range of massage options, the spa uses oils made from herbs, plants and essences found often in the Reserva do Ibitipoca.
  • Sauna and Whirlpool
  • Bay with Mangalarga and Anglo-Arab horses
This picture shows a colorful plate of veggies and chicken.A blue jacuzzi sits on a hardwood deck with an indoor spa beside it.

Activities 

Guests can explore the reserve’s forests, grasslands, mountains, and waterfalls either on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback (riding carries an additional charge). The stable houses a dozen Mangalarga and Anglo-Arabian horses. Throughout the property, you’ll find colorful wildlife, hidden sculptures, orchards, and river beaches.

Activities include:

  • Bird-Watching
  • Picnics
  • Yoga
  • Stand-up paddle
  • Bike tours
  • Meditations
  • Dinners in remote locations
  • Beach Volleyball
A horse stands by a tall tree with green mountains behind it.

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Relais & Chateaux Hotel B

Hotel B

Hotel B, a Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel, is centered around a restored Belle Époque mansion. Inspired by the bohemian atmosphere of the surrounding Barranco neighborhood, the hotel exhibits a private collection of contemporary Latin American art.

The exterior of Hotel B is white washed with green trees and a blue sky.

Accommodations

In-room amenities include:

  • Towels
  •  100% cotton sheets
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Bathrobes
  • Bath amenities
  • Towel warmer
  • Additional telephone in the bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Centralized light control and reading Lights
  • Independent Heater
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • In-room security box
  • Mini bar
  • Cribs and rollaway (upon request)
  • Handicapped rooms
  • Slippers
  • Laundry Kit
  • Luggage storage

Atelier 

The 4 Atelier rooms feature king-size beds and are 330-452 square feet. The rooms have either a foyer or private terrace overlooking the boulevard. The bathrooms inlcude twin vanities, rain shower, and some include a standalone bathtub.

Sitting area includes a couch, table, vintage armoire and cabinet.


Aposento 

The 9 Aposento rooms feature a King or two twin beds and are 236 -387 square feet. The rooms overlook either Calle San Martin or the inner Patio. Walk-in bathrooms have separate rain shower, some include a stand-alone bathtub.

Sitting area includes couch (seats two), chair, table, vintage armoire and cabinet.


Alcoba

The 4 Alcoba rooms feature Queen beds and are 205 – 236 square feet. The rooms overlook the Spanish Diplomatic Residence on Calle San Martin.

Split bathroom include separate WC and rain shower with single basin in main room. Sitting area includes sofa, desk with chair, vintage armoire and cabinet.

Amenities

Hotel amenities include:

  • Roof deck
  • Bar
  • Restaurant: The menu is a blend of traditional Peruvian ingredients and Mediterranean flavors.
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary Breakfast and tea time
  • Hotel Car
  • Twice-daily Housekeeping Service
  • 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Interpretation and Translation Services (upon request)
  • 24-hour Laundry/Dry-Cleaning and one-hour Pressing
  • Computers and Printing Services
  • Multilingual Trip and Experience Concierge
  • Nanny Service (upon request)
  • Bell Boy Service
  • In-room Massage (upon request with an additional cost)
  • Complimentary overnight shoe shine
  • Valet parking

Exploring Barranco 

Barranco is one of Lima’s vibrant and revived districts. It is home to some of Peru’s most popular artists, musicians, and designers.

It is full of elegant mansions, beautiful parks, and urban, artsy areas. Guests can visit contemporary art galleries, museums, and stroll through historic avenues.

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Hacienda Bambusa

Hacienda Bambusa

Hacienda Bambusa is the private ranch house of artist Santiago Montoya. The 250-acre estate surrounding the main house is planted with citrus, cacao, ginger, pineapple, and bamboo.

The main house has a sundeck and swimming pool. Meals are served al fresco. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

Hacienda Bambusa is a bamboo lodge surrounded by green vegetation and jungle.Hacienda Bambusa is surrounded by a blue swimming pool and green vegetation.

The hacienda is located in Quindío, Colombia’s coffee region. Nestled in the Cordillera de los Andes, it is built out of bamboo and clay and is surrounded by trees, gardens and crops.

A bright green landscape is hidden behind foggy, clouded mountains.

Accommodations 

The hotel’s 8 rooms overlook the pool or hotel gardens with either a private balcony or terrace. They also have a living room and hammock.

In-room amenities:

  • Satellite television
  • Minibar
  • Security box
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi

Junior Suites 

The Junior suites are located on the second floor and are accessed by stairs. These rooms are 495 square feet and are equipped with balconies and a King or 2 Twin beds. The suites face the swimming pool.

Hacienda Bambusa's Junior suites feature a king bed, artistic decor, colorful pillos and an outdoor terrace.

Superior King

The Superior King room is located on the first floor and is 430 square feet. The room features a balcony and King or 2 Twin beds. This room faces the swimming pool.

Hacienda Bambusa's superior room features a large king bed, rug, courch and exterior balcony.

Standard Room

This room is located on the first floor and is 290 square feet. It features a terrace, 2 rooms with a King size bed and 1 room with a King or 2 Twin beds. It faces the hotel’s garden.

Hacienda Bambusa's standard room features a king bed, sofa, bamboo decor and access to a private terrace.

Family Room 

These rooms are located on the first floor and are 290 square feet each. There are 2 rooms with a King size bed or 1 room with a King size bed and 1 room with 2 Twin beds. The rooms face the hotel’s garden.

Hacienda Bambusa's family room features exposed bamboo, king bed, colorful artwork, and access to jungle outside.
Activities
Guests have a menu of activities available within the property. They can mountain bike, go bird watching, riding, hot-air balloon, paragliding, visit botanical gardens, and rafting.
Other experiences include private cacao workshops, coffee tours, visiting coffee farms in Pijao, milking cows, and cooking classes with a Bambusa chef.

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UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is a collection of eleven casitas, surrounded by gardens at the edge of the historic Quadrado—Trancoso’s picturesque village square.

Conceived by fashion designers Wilbert Das and Robert (Bob) Shevlin, each of the houses has a unique personality and feel.

The attention to detail and originality of each room make Uxua (“ooo-shoe-ahh”) one of our favorite hotels in South America. Don’t just take our word for it; the hotel is a regular in Elle, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and Vogue.

At the heart of Uxua’s garden, an open-air breakfast restaurant and sundeck flank a swimming pool lined with shimmering blue quartz crystals.

Nearby, you’ll find a yoga studio, spa, a second restaurant, gym, concierge desk, and a boutique for the Casa Uxua line of artisan housewares.

Daybeds are reserved for guests at the Uxua Beach Bar at Praia Nativos—a ten-minute walk from the hotel.

Accommodations 

Each of the guest rooms features hand-made furnishings and fixtures, made locally with traditional techniques. All casas and villas at Uxua have air conditioning. Each is furnished with fan, security box, television, bathrobes, beach sandals, and hairdryer.


Seu Pedrinho 

  • Most spacious 1-bedroom casa at 1,453 square feet
  • Located on the historic Quadrado
  • Canopy bed
  • Living area with sofas, kitchen, dining room, and bar
  • two bathrooms
  • private garden

Gulab Mahl

  • 2-bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 2,314 square feet
  • Faces historic Qudrado
  • Mezzanine living area
  • Sunken outdoor kitchen
  • Tiered gardens in kitchen

Zé e Zilda 

  • 3-bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 2,271 square feet
  • Faces historic quadrado
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor seating/dining
  • Private garden patio
  • Detached 3rd suite

Seu Irênio

  • 1 bedroom, 1,291 square feet
  • Faces historic quadrado
  • Plunge pool and patio
  • Outdoor seating/dining
  • Outdoor bathtub in garden
  • Double shower open to sky

Terraço do Céu 

  • 1 bedroom, 1,291 square feet
  • plunge pool on rooftop deck
  • Panoramic view over Quadrado
  • Ceramic shower heads
  • sculpted bathtub
  • private garden patio

*One of the most in-demand casas in Trancoso


Estúdio 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 990 square feet
  • Utopian artist studio
  • Indoor/outdoor bathroom with treetrunk sinks and garden
  • Double wood shower heads
  • Terrace
  • 2 patios

Quintal da Glória 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 861 square feet
  • 2nd floor panoramic garden views
  • Spacious outdoor balcony with daybed eating area
  • Open-air bathroom with double-showers of eucalyptus
  • High ceiling and pitched traditional roof

Casa da Árvore 

  • 1 bedroom tree house
  • 1,496 square feet
  • Lush garden view
  • split-level
  • build from reclaimed wood
  • Thatch roof
  • Ensuite bath
  • Wooden outdoor tub
  • Private garden and patio with wood swing

Eugênia 

  • 2 bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 2,454 square feet (UXUA’s largest casa)
  • Lush garden view
  • Private pool and lounge
  • Indoor/outdoor kitchen
  • Vast living area and covered garden dining

Seu João 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1,345 square feet
  • Private pool with hydro-massage Jacuzzi
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Spacious patio and lounge with pergola
  • Bathroom with interior garden

Nozinho

  • 2-bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 1,776 square feet
  • Garden view
  • Airy kitchen and living
  • Covered patio with outdoor dining
  • Private gardens
  • Private bedrooms at opposite ends of casa

Exploring Trancoso 

Trancoso is home to eight beaches spread across 24 kilometers of coastline. These beaches are reachable from Quadrado by foot, bicycle, or horseback.

The food scene in Trancoso is dynamic with culinary influences from Africa, Native Americans and Portugal. Unique dishes and flavors can be found in  the city’s excellent street food.

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Isla Palenque

Isla Palenque Resort is a private island retreat on the Pacific Coast of the Panamanian province of Chiriqui. The island was home to an ancient, pre-Columbian community. The island’s beauty and mystery made it a sacred site, and indigenous tribes called it palenque, meaning “sanctuary”.

Today, Isla Palenque is a sanctuary for curious travelers—a beachfront and rainforest destination with natural beauty and ancient history. The island’s rare primary forest is also a reserve for hundreds of species of plants, flowers, animals, and birds.

The 400-acre island has only a handful of rooms: 8 Beachfront Casitas and a Beachfront Villa Estate with 6 rooms.

Beachfront Casitas 

The Beachfront Casitas are topped by shaggy, thatched canopies that shade the private decks and cool the contemporary interiors.

The casitas are located on the west side of the island at Playa Palenque, nestled in palm groves 50 feet from the waterline. Each casita has 4/5 of a mile of
beachfront to itself.

Each casita is equipped with:

  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • King-sized beds
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Soaker tub
  • Hammock
  • Toiletries
  • Robes
  • Security box
  • Mini-bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Binoculars, field guides and re-usable water bottles
  • Twice Daily Housekeeping Service

Beachfront Villa Estate

The Beachfront Villa Estate is located on the island’s east side, at Playa Primera and can accommodate 2 to 14 guests.

The estate includes six free-standing suites and rooms, a private infinity pool, sundeck, living room, and kitchen.

In-room amenities include:

  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fans
  • King & Queen-Sized Beds
  • Indoor and outdoor bathing experiences
  • Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Security Box
  • Wifi

Amenities

Among the island’s amenities are seven beaches, nature trails, an infinity pool, and the Las Rocas Restaurant & Bar.

Stays at Isla Palenque include complimentary use of kayaks, paddleboards, and fishing gear, as well as guided explorations of the island.

Exploring the Island

Isla Palenque Resort is surrounded by the Chiriqui National Marine Park which is home to dozens of untouched islands for visitors to explore.

Guests can also play in the sand at 7 different beaches, experience nature tours, island and jungle hikes, whale-watching and snorkeling.

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