*As seen in The Logbook
Bananal Ecolodge was founded by Luciana de Sá Nogueira in 2016. However, the journey actually began eight years earlier in 2008 with the planning and construction of Spaventura Ecolodge (spaventura.com.br). Bananal Ecolodge is considered to be the crowning achievement.
Luciana, who is an environmental manager trained in sustainability education, has a particular interest in the production of essential oils, which originated the line of amenities used in the Ecolodge. With her knowledge in permaculture she was responsible for planning the sustainable techniques at Bananal Ecolodge. Together with Alexandre Haberkorn, who is a geographer and farmer responsible for the management of agroforestry systems, the couple was also responsible for implementing the sustainability plan of the Spaventura Ecolodge.
Working with nine registered employees of which seven are locals, the aim of the lodges has always been to practice sustainable techniques so that guests could experience, learn and replicate this knowledge in their lives. Luciana and Alexandre’s mission is to transform people through the contact and conservation of nature.
THE LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATION
Located within the Ubatumirim wilderness which is a region off the usual tourist trail that enjoys abundant natural, cultural and ethnic diversity, the accommodation area has ten suites with a private terrace. Surrounded by a beautiful landscaped garden filled with tropical species, each suite has accommodation for three people, with the possibility of an extra bed.
The entire Bananal Ecolodge infrastructure was planned to be harmoniously integrated into the landscape. The facilities use natural construction techniques and are designed to promote activities that encourage the region’s protection and collaboration with the sustainable development of the community.
WHAT CAN GUESTS EXPECT
The owners believe that strong relationships need to be cultivated to have guests returning year on year. They build them by enchanting guests with their hospitality, their delicious food, relaxing environment and friendly services. Relationships with likeminded people is the best way to promote a sustainable, harmonious lifestyle.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
This is a preserved piece of rainforest, and guests are able to experience the environment, the food and local culture authentically. Guests are asked to be considerate to each other and enjoy themselves in the correct spirit.
PRICE. R$500,00 per night for, double room, low season, includes breakfast.
FULL NAME: Ecolodge Ubatumirim Hotel Ecolodge ME
ADDRESS: Estrada do Pasto Grande, 2145 – Ubatumirim – Ubatuba – São Paulo
TELEPHONE NUMBER: +55 12 996002145