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Caraguatatuba and Hotel History
Our entire structure has been designed to provide the best leisure for you and your family. Here you and your children will feel really comfortable.
On our 21,500 m2 you will enjoy a direct contact with nature. Inside our hotel, you can bath in waterfalls and hike through the Atlantic Forest to the waterfalls (light trail), and to our observatory (heavier trail), from where you can see the Atlantic coast, its cutouts and islands (Ilha Bela, inclusive). A stunning adventure!
According to the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism's lodging classification system, our hotel meets the following requirements:
In addition to meeting the above requirements and to our leisure facilities, our hotel also has:
Our hotel offers easy access to wheelchair users in three hot tube rooms and a cottage with kitchen and these accommodations have standard bathrooms, i.e. without any adjustments.The restaurant, games room, sauna and sports court are also wheelchair accessible. The pools do not have access facilities, requiring the assistance of third parties.
Our proposal is to make your vacations, holidays and weekends full of fun, joy and tranquility.
Our hotel is mainly frequented by families looking for a complete integration between its members, with other families and with nature, all with a lot of fun and comfort.
The architectural project preserves the Atlantic Forest, its vegetation and springs, providing a direct contact with nature for you and your family.
Environmental conservation and sustainability are constant concerns.
Disposable packaging, for example, are only used when indispensable.
Solar heating systems, presence sensors, photoelectric sensors and manual controls allow the saving of gas and electricity. The rooms also feature energy-saving appliances to prevent unnecessary electricity use.
We employ technology to save energy and natural resources. All of this, of course, without giving up your comfort. Good for the planet, good for you!
Finally, a very special place, with an area of 21,500 m2 surrounded by the beauties of the Atlantic Forest and 1,000 meters from the beaches of Massaguaçu, great for fishing and surfing and elected by Terra magazine as one of the most beautiful in the world, and the beach of Cocanha, one of the best bathing beaches of the North Coast of São Paulo.
We have a policy of continual improvement of our services and facilities, as well as strict concern for maintaining the entire structure, especially with regard to safety.
Our fishing area has two lakes and we provide free basic equipments and baits.
For environmental and sustainability reasons, only sport fishing is permitted.
And it's not a fisherman's lie: many tilapia and traíras are over 2 kg!!!
If you are an expert, bring your own equipment and…
Several species of domesticated birds roam free in the hotel gardens, ponds and nurseries: angola chickens, turkeys, geese, mallards, ducks, free-range chickens and chickens, always with their chickies.
Also present in our hotel are wild species of the Atlantic Rainforest such as: swallows, hummingbirds, jackfruits, canaries of the land, coltars, waders, turtledoves, nightingales, toucans, sages, woodpeckers , thieves, bloods, etc.
The landscape values the native species of the rainforest with many orchids and bromeliads. Imperial palm trees, areca trees and coconut palms amidst the lawns
Our orchard has a huge variety of fruit plants duly identified by small plates. Avocado, pineapple, acerola, plum, blackberry, banana, coffee, sugar cane, persimmon, coconut, guava, soursop, jabuticaba, orange, apple, papaya, cassava, mango, passion fruit, tangerine, pine cone, pomegranate, tangerine and grapeare some of them.
We also have wild fruits from the Atlantic forest such as araçá, cambuci, caraguatá (from where our city name originated), palm heart, pitanga, etc.
The origin of one of the most famous beaches for fishing has its roots linked to the time of colonization. Caraguatatuba began to be populated in the early 1600s through the Portuguese system of so-called “sesmarias”. The first known “sesmaria” occupied the Juqueriquerê River basin in 1609, and was donated by Captain Major Gaspar Conqueiro to Miguel Gonçalves Borba and Domingos Jorge, former residents of Santos, as an award for services rendered to the Captaincy of São Vicente.
Groups of residents heading to Ubatuba stopped on their way and settled near a beach by the trail, along with some indigenous Guarani villagesr. A new community had started. The indigenous lived at the foot of the mountains, near the rivers, but far from the shore. According to their myths, the noise of the sea was feared, because it represented the great water "that separates men and gods," or "para guachu." This was the historical origin of the name of our dear Massaguaçú beach. .
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In the 16th century, the village of Santo Antônio de Caraguatatuba arose, which developed more strongly only from the 18th century.
On September 27th, 1770, the thorp was elevated to village status, which was modified in 1847, when it became a parish. Ten years later, the parish was raised to the status of a politically emancipated village. Its economic development was rather slow, as its trade was unstable. In 1927, with the construction of “Fazenda dos Ingleses”, Caraguatatuba began to develop, which later brought to the municipality several highways that allowed it to develop the tourism.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, an English group bought 4,000 bushels of land near the seaside town and set up a large fruit production operation - mainly bananas and grapefruit - for the English market. For ten years, between 1929 and 1939, the British Farm, as the property was popularly known, produced tons of fruit, which weekly crammed freighters from the British shipping company Blue Star Line. From the port of Liverpool were the bunches of bananas and citrus, carefully wrapped in blue paper, to the delight of his Majesty's subjects, King George VI.
Today, what was once the “Fazenda dos Ingleses” is the focus of an expansion project in the city of Caraguatatuba. It is the largest plain area among all the municipalities of the region, which makes Caraguatatuba the ideal place to receive the new inhabitants who should arrive with the expansion of economic activity. The exploration of natural gas, pre-salt oil and the expansion of the port of São Sebastião should bring thousands of families to the region. Caraguatatuba should be the ideal place to receive them for their topography and natural resources. With proper urban and environmental planning, the region has everything to be a sustainable development model for Brazil.
Some authors believed that the indigenous Tamoios that lived in the North Coast, named CARAGUATATUBA due to the bromeliad plant CARAGUATÁ, also known as Pita, abundant in the region, giving rise to “CARAGUATÁ” and “TUBA” which means a lot. However, according to JOÃO MENDES DE ALMEIDA, the name CARAGUATATUBAcomes from CURA-GUAT-ATYBO, which means “Inlet of Ups and Downs”.
The Hotel Bosques do Massaguaçu started its activities in late 1997, when only six cottages and the exterior swimming pools were ready. Strictly not as a hotel yet, but as a vacation rental.
As a result of an old dream, the land had been acquired just a year before and had all the dream features: a place near the beach but with a countryside face, satisfying the tastes of the whole family. No wonder our slogan is “Beach or Countryside? When in doubt, choose both of them".
The year 1997 was very hard and challenging, totally consumed in studies, projects and construction work and what seemed like the realization of a dream was just the beginning of a long history.
But let's stop here. Calm down… just for now! Don't miss the next exciting chapters…
More than twenty-two years are gone and it is great to see everything we dreamt and what we have accomplished. There are about 20 employees who make their dreams come true here. There are almost 5,000 guests a year, about 70,000 guests since the opening, who have come here to fulfill their dreams and tell their stories.
We are thankful to all of our guests and employees!