The Comuna do Ibitipoca is a wonderful private preservation project set in a beautiful 4000 hectare area of countryside and containing one of Latin America’s finest small hotels, perfect for a luxury retreat within nature.
The Comuna do Ibitipoca offers visitors a slice of luxury in the Brazilian countryside, and is just a 3 hour drive from the dazzling city of Rio de Janeiro. Located at the junction of the Mantiquira Mountains, in the southeast of Minas Gerais state, the reserve enables guests to travel into authentic Brazilian history whilst enjoying an exceptionally high level of service, comfort and regional food.
At the heart of the reserve is the Fazenda do Engenho, an exceptional hotel which feels very far away from the stresses of the modern world. This is a traditional farmhouse which was renoved in 2006 and dates from 1715. It has 8 wonderful guest rooms, a restaurant, spa, sauna and hydro-massage pool. For those wanting to arrive in style, the property also has a private airstrip.
In an attempt to escape from the daily routine of our busy lives the suites do not contain televisions so that a stay whilst on holiday in Brazil here feels a world away from the humdrum of home. Two other houses on the property are also available, 100 metres from the main house: Carlinhos, with 3 suites – perfect for families or small groups of friends – and the very exclusive, 1 double bedroom Paiol.
In all properties the highest level of comfort is sought for guests and every bathroom is equipped with underfloor heating and warm towels, the beds are huge and dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets and L’Occitane amenities.
The Comuna do Ibitipoca is perfect for those interested in horse riding and the stable has Mangalarga and Anglo-Arabian horses for guests to set off on horseback to explore the extraordinary natural surroundings of waterfalls and mountains.
The meals provided as the reserve are sophisticated and simple, with a variety of homemade breads, cakes, jams and dairy products all created on the property and all meals are typically made with ingredients from the local region.
This is an ideal property for anyone looking to escape the crowds and return to nature on a luxurious vacation to Brazil.