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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On this 10-day guided beach hopping tour you will discover the beautiful off-the beaten track tropical beaches of Bahia in Brazil. This region is considered the cultural center of Brazil and impresses with its Afro-Brazilian traditions, gastronomy and music. You will travel along the romantic Costa do Dende and Costa do Cacau from Salvador to Ilheus, visiting Morro de São Paulo, Tinharé Archipelago, Boipeba, Maraú Peninsula, Camamu, Barra Grande and Itacare. On the way you will encounter paradise-like semi-deserted beaches, quilombos and colonial towns, mangroves and the protected Atlantic Rainforest. Active travellers can enjoy various outdoor activities like abseiling, rafting, canoeing, hiking, ecological trails and surfing. Learn about chocolate production, try capoeira and get a Brazilian tan.View full itinerary