UXUA Casa Hotel, Brazil

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In the remote village of Tracosco on the lush southeastern coast of Bahia, you’ll find the unique UXUA Casa Hotel. Conceived by Dutch-born Wilbert Das (fashion designer and longtime creative director for Diesel, the hip clothing line), the gorgeously bright and airy hotel took over two years to build using recycled materials in this tribute […]

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Unique Garden, Brazil

A Burst of Color Outside the Mediterranean Villa

Who They Are In the heart of Cantareira State Park, 50 minutes from Sao Paulo, Unique Garden (the English translation of the website is a bit obscure, but can be found in the lower right corner of Unique’s site) truly lives up to its name. Besides being a sought-after spa and health retreat, with 26 […]

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São Paulo by Two-Wheeler

U-Bikers Outside Hotel Unique

It is an audacious plan for any country, let alone Brazil and indeed São Paulo. Lincoln Paiva wants to put U-Bike, or Urban Bike, in 200 of the city’s hotels. Unlike Velib and similar schemes in Europe and other parts of the world, where you rent a two-wheeler for 30 minutes or so before you […]

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Brazil

The Floating Dock at Cristalina

The Cristalino Jungle Lodge is nestled in the middle of a private rainforest reserve in the southern Amazon, with more than 46 square miles – that’s twice the size of Manhattan – just beyond the borders of the Cristalino State Park (another important conservation area, with 456,800 acres). The Cristalino River, with clean and beautiful […]

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