Brazil

Hotels in Brazil

Portuguese architect Ana Catarina designed her own remote resort three hours south of Trancoso near a village that was without electricity until two years ago. The 57-acre coconut plantation had mostly mangroves and empty farmland as neighbors.

Nilo Burgarelli opened the lodge in 2000. The 16-cabana garden retreat is set in a lush jungle garden (the sunrise bird chorus is impressive), guest rooms have marble and tile-mosaic bathrooms, ofuru tubs, and rough-hewn local woodwork.

Formerly Portinari Design Hotel

A starkly elegant 50-room hotel in the center of old town.

A one-bedroom chalet in the village of Trancoso, furnished with banana-fiber chairs and tatajuba-wood floors.

Boutique property on Leblon Beach, located within walking distance of some of the city's best restaurants.