Location: Canto Leela is a small beach hotel located in the beautiful area of Serra Grande, in the state of Bahia, Brazil.
How to get here: Canto leela is placed midway between the city of Ilheus and the town of Itacare. The closest airport is in Ilheus (IOS). The transfer to the lodge takes 35 min.
Structure: Canto Leela has six charming wooden bungalows, in various sizes for couples, friends or families with a private chef and an exclusive service. Built in harmony with nature, the bungalows are surrounded by coconut trees, against the backdrop of the tropical rainforest. There is a 80 sqm wooden floor studio surrounded by a lush forest, for yoga, meditation or dancing. There is a natural ecological swimming pool, without the use of chemical materials. The pool water is clear thanks to the water plants, fish and a filtering system.
Why staying here: Come for a relaxing atmosphere, to recharge your body and soul, for yoga holidays with a professional yoga instructor, massages, taichi, surf lessons, etc. In the afternoon you are free to explore the lovely beaches of Itacarezinho, Havaizinho and Engenhoca, waterfalls, cocoa farms, chocolate factory, the Atlantic rainforest in Conduru national park, Itacare and more. You can get immersed in the local culture participating in social activities in the village such as capoeira, drumming circles and forro dancing. In town you can visit the local organic market, as well as the monthly art and food fair.
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This 07-day guided bike circuit will take you to Costa do Cacau in the south of Bahia, starting in Ilheus. Here, the climate is tropical, with an average temperature of 27 º C year round. The itinerary brings together beautiful nature, history, culture, good gastronomy and biking. Surrounded by the lush Atlantic Rainforest, the region features deserted beaches, rivers, lagoons, clear water waterfalls and a historic heritage of cacao farming, with century-old rural farms. Rocky mountains hide, in their secluded coves, small and delicate fine-sand beaches, sheltered by dreamy coconut groves. Visit historic farms and taste high quality chocolate, learning about organic practices.View full itinerary