At Catuçaba, nature breathes within us.
Catuçaba means “land of good people” in tupi-guarani, a Native American language. Fazenda Catuçaba can be found in a part of Brazil that is nearly intact, surrounded by protected forests. Based out of what used to be a 450 hectare coffee farm, in the middle of a mountain range. Here, we keep stories that are intensely tied to the Brazilian soul, to the simple beauty in recognizing birds by their calls, to waking up with the sun, to drinking pure water, to eating foods picked fresh from the earth. Our main house was built in 1850, and the descendants of its builders still inhabit these walls, protecting and caring for it. Here, we learn new ways of relating to the world and its people, experiences that only a real connection with nature can provide.
Our food is a representation of the life we believe in.
Those who visit Fazenda Catuçaba can see each plot of planted land, taste our ripe Persimmon, the incredible flavor of the greens, and smell the cool, wet earth which is food to the senses in and of itself. From breakfast to dinner, from manioc flour to vegetable soup, the food we serve is deeply connected to our land and our people. Organic, fresh and alive.
The people who irradiate the energy and the living of the place.
Our guardians are our people — people who were born here or who made this place home, those who cherish the desire to settle here, to protect it, to preserve the nature and traditions of the land. Luis Pedro, Marciel, Félix, Tomas, Clark, Chica, Paula, Carol, Isaías, Caia, Caio and Bee.
To honor the philosophy of connecting guests to nature, local culture and history, our accommodation does not carry televisions, fridges, telephones or internet service. We believe in profound experiences that instead connect us to the natural world and our inner essence. We are non-smoking places and we do not serve industrialized food such as sodas and meat that are not locally produced.
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