Hotel Santa Esmeralda
20km from Bonito (Bonito, Brazil)
A small country hotel on the banks of the Rio Formosa a short drive (20km) from Bonito. The main house and communal areas are stylish and well designed and there is a raised pool and wooden deck in the garden. The grounds are spacious, originally part of the neighbouring fazenda who provide the hotel with much of the food, and there is a short path that leads to a bend in the river where guests can swim in the rapids.
Walking, riding, snorkelling and rafting - Bonito's standard excursions.
There are 18 rooms scattered throughout the grounds divided chalets, preimum suites and bungalow suites.
Quiet and tranquil and surrounded by forests and pastureland, Santa Esmeralda offers a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of town. To enjoy the main activities though, you do need to travel on bumpy roads that bit further. The rooms are comfortable but slightly let down by details such as electric showers and thin towels.