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Vila Kalango

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Vila Kalango is a charming beach hotel right on the sands of Jericoacoara on Brazil's less developed northeast coast. 

Vila Kalango combines rustic simplicity with a touch of quirky Brazilian style. Set on a yawning palm-fringed beach at one end of Jericoacoara, it's truly is a barefoot place: sofas and tables sit directly on the sand. Heavily thatched tree-house-style cabins, raised on stilts with a shady area below sporting a hammock, are connected by wooden walkways interspersed by neat lawns.

There are also polished wooden cottages caressed by tropical flowers. Throughout you’ll find cool tiles, wicker and wooden furnishings and the place is peppered with local artifacts. This isn't a luxury hotel and the latest electronic gadgets are absent but you’ll find all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay - private bathroom, ceiling fan and minibar in the guest rooms and a spa and a 19m mirror-clear pool in the grounds.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Wow, so many it's hard to choose the most memorable aspect. Sunrise on the lake in the Pantanal was just wonderful. The exhilaration of standing at the devil's throat on the Argentinian side of Iguacu falls. Having the Brazilian Iguacu trail all to ourselves at sunset, when the park was closed but we could still stroll out of our hotel and soak up the view. Seeing wild toucans at Iguacu. Having a family of capybaras living outside our hut in the Pantanal and seeing wild macaws and howler monkeys. We had a great time on the plane from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo - tiny but brilliant views and very exciting. We also loved our boat trip around the islands and beaches near Paraty. We took a small sailing boat which made it extremely peaceful. The boat trip at Iguacu was also fantastic but be warned you do get completely soaked. Having a hot tub in our living room at Vila dos Orixas!

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

    JB, Leicester
  • Highlights?: Ouro Preto and Paraty.

    CE, Barnett
  • Most Memorable Moment?: We were lucky enough to have a major thunder storm overnight at the Iguazu falls and these were unbelievably spectacular the next day.  Also the Lencois Marahenas was utterly beautiful and quite different to anything else we saw.

    KT, Andover
  • Iguazu Falls, both sides spectacular, getting a flavour of Rio and being taken such good care of as a single traveller.

    MB, Thatcham
  • Highlights?: Getting wet at Iguazu on the boat trip. Cooking in Stella's home on Flavours of Bahia tour.

    JM, Glasgow
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Our expert's view

Sophie Barber
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

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.

Located right on the beach with views of the infamous 'sunset dune', Vila Kalango was the definition of a laid back beach stay! On my last night, I walked along the beach to watch the sunset from the big dune which I can highly recommend.

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