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Vila da Santa

  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
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A friendly, boutique-style property with a cheerful seaside aspect, devoted to creating a peaceful and restorative ambiance.

This is a gorgeous property which blends traditional Portuguese blue and white colonial architecture with French Provençal style and flair. Each of the guest suites displays its own unique décor and character, but all share many references to the sea and marine life along with antique objets d'art.

Luxuriate in the space, translucent light and cool flooring indoors, while the pool and garden offer you tranquil spots to relax in the open air. There’s a beach in front of the hotel and water sports such as stand-up-paddling can be arranged so you can enjoy the ocean.

It's all very romantic without being schmaltzy: you can dine al fresco on the terrace with sea views, and indulge in choices from a menu of spa services. The hotel is especially praised for the excellent level of service delivered by the welcoming staff.

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What our clients say

  • Most memorable experience: "The contrast between city, wildlife and the beach."

    JB, Leicester
  • Rio - the ultimate party city. The Pantanal - fascinating wildlife. Iguacu - Wow ! And the Andes - Incredible. We ran out of superlatives to describe what we were…

    PM, Stamford Brook
  • Highlight: Walking on the trails through the rainforest on Ilha Grande.

    CB, Leeds
  • Highlights?: The sighting of Fera the jaguar, and the giant otter sighting at Rio Mutum.

    MM, Ascot
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds,…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Too many highlights - standing at the base of Christ the Redeemer, canoeing in the Amazon rainforest and sitting at the Cococabana Palace beach club on Cococabana beach........A fantastic holiday…

    AL, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

This hotel is a great option for a stay in the seaside town of Buzios. The staff are cheerful and friendly, the location is fantastic with a beach in front of the hotel and it’s a short walk from the bustling town centre with its cafes and bars. It’s definitely worth trying the hotel restaurant for fresh fish, seafood and regional cuisine.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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