Our hotel is about the experience, the human touch, the story behind. This transpires from everything we do – the decoration, the architecture, the ingredients we use, the people who work here, the way we receive our guests, a thousand details. Much of this comes naturally. It is our identity, but also the identity of Catuçaba, of the people born in this village, and that of Brazil.
More than anything, this is an attitude and these values we apply to everything we do. This often steers us deliberately away from the norms of the hotel industry. We favor a certain amateurism and try to do nearly everything ourselves, the artisanal way.
We believe luxury is simplicity. Our simplicity is not the contrary of wealth, nor the contrary of sophistication. Bringing something to its simplest reality can be a rather complex process. Our simplicity is an unpretentious attitude, naturally pleasurable things and real sensations that together generate authentic happiness.
We are all about hospitality, and we want to be a host that does not dictate the rules, that does not impose its presence or its style, so that there are never 2 days equal at Catuçaba and freedom can be enjoyed to the full.
The village of Catuçaba is located near the Mata Atlantica rainforest, a unique ecosystem, part of which is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. Its conservation is essential for the future of our planet.
In our business activities and way of life, we make sure to apply and promote environmentally friendly practices, such as taking care of our own waste, using biodegradable products, using only reusable drink bottles, having our own compost heap for all organic residue.
Social accountability is a reality in Catuçaba. Most of the hotel staff are locals from the village whom we have been training for years. Their salary and the benefits that we provide have a marked influence on the economy of the village, particularly as job opportunities are not many in this region. The loyal members of our team not only get a salary, but also education and training and an opportunity for personal development.
A traveler today can also play his part in sustainable development. When he comes here, he meets another culture, and this encounter helps it to survive harmoniously. Fazenda Catuçaba intends to take a leading role in nature conservation and social commitment, with the support of other stakeholders of tourism in Brazil.