Brazil’s Hotel Fasano opens in Angra Dos Reis
Hotel Fasano Angra Dos Reis – In a country as large as Brazil, must-see, life-changing destinations abound. For those travelers seeking relaxation on serene, jungle-enveloped beaches or water sports such as surfing, stand-up-paddling or snorkeling, one of the all-time favorites for both Brazilians and foreigners is Angra dos Res. Portuguese for the “Creek of the Kings,” Angra is an ecological paradise situated around three and a half hours outside of Rio De Janeiro as you travel south down the Green Coast towards Sao Paolo and one hour outside of the enchanting, colonial city of Paraty. Due to the rich history and the natural beauty, Angra dos Reis has always attracted a wide range of travelers… from backpackers and hitchhikers to the rich and famous. There are many chic, bohemian hostels and affordable hotels but, oddly enough, there have never been any luxury 5-star hotels……up until now!
We would like to introduce to you the Hotel Fasano Angra dos Reis, a utopian enclave surrounded by 322,000 square feet of lush, reforested vegetation (an effort to restore reef flora and the reforestation of the Atlantic Forest). This 60-suite luxury hotel embraces, and to some extent mirrors, the natural surroundings with the elegant integration of natural wood, water and greenery.
The Hotel Fasano Angre dos Reis has been internationally recognized for its flawless quality and service and includes 60 spacious apartments, overlooking the sea and countryside, as well as a top-notch 2,000 square meter SPA specializing in wellness and treatments for guests of all ages.
It also boasts a sophisticated fitness center, a boulevard of shops and two restaurants with contrasting styles and flavors, in order to “hit the spot” for all the guests.
Crudo, the featured restaurant, was conceived by Rogerio Fasano specifically for the Fasano Hotel and it is now considered a completely new concept for fine dining. The menu is exploding with 25 different types of seafood (depending on the season) elegantly prepared and beautifully presented.
When referring to Angra, a mischievous smile comes across most Brazilian’s faces as they say, “There is an Island for every day of the year.” With that being said, I’m sure you can imagine where this is going…it is an archipelago comprised of 388 islands (hence the cute saying) which offer 2,000 incredible beaches over the span of seven bays and is considered to be one of the most prestigious and stunning areas in the Rio de Janeiro Province.
The idea of 388 islands, 7 bays and 2,000 amazing beaches all snuggled up in one city is a bit overwhelming. However, once you visit or check it out on a map, you soon come to realize that “an island” may be just big enough to house one beach, restaurant or hotel. The largest Island of Angra dos Reis is the very well known and frequented “Ilha Grande” that offers loads of outdoor activities for divers and hikers as well as Lopes Mendez beach which is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Brazil.
For those who enjoy history, cultural highlights include 16th century churches, as well as native fishing communities of sardine fishermen. One of our favorite facts about Angra dos Reis is that before the area was officially settled by Portugal, pirates would hide out in the area’s many coves…. perhaps seeking the King’s treasure as they sailed out of Paraty, the most important port where gold was shipped back to the Old World.
Make sure to call one of our trip designers at 1 (800)772-9188 to get you set up with an amazing Green Coast itinerary where you can stay 2-3 night in the Hotel Fasano Rio and then 3-4 night in the Fasano Hotel Angra dos Reis!