Hotel Vila GuaiamúAddress: Third Beach, Morro de Sao Paulo view map
Guaiamu is a mangrove-dwelling blue crab typical of northeastern Brazil and Vila Guaiamú is a coconut farm, which today is a protected area for this species of crab. Aside from the coconut plantation, there is a considerable area of rainforest, and there is still plenty of room for the hotel. The rooms, distributed throughout a vast garden, are sometimes so far from each other that there seems to be no neighbors. It's a very quiet place, however it is very close to the village and Second Beach. In less than a 15 minute walk, you will be in the most important places of the village and also on the neighboring beaches. The rooms are very comfortable, and the common area is interestingly decorated, offering a naturalistic touch.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Environment - conservation
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
The hotel holds a preservation area for the Guaiamú and other animals from the local fauna.
The Guaiamú (Blue Land Crab - Cardisoma Guanhumi) is a big blue crab that can have almost 11 cm of carapace and 500g of total weight. The Guaiamú are old inhabitants of the island, but today they are about to become an extinct species.
Vila Guaiamú's commitment to sustainability has been put into practice for a long time now - it has been about twenty years of preservation of a 12 hectare area in order to prevent the disappearance of these species. Once a year, between February and March, it is possible to watch a very unique spectacle at Vila Guaiamú. When night is about to come and the full moon appears at the horizon, thousands of Guaiamús leave underground shelters to deposit their eggs in the sea. However, this spectacle may disappear if the locals keep on hunting the crabs. Hunting is strictly forbidden inside the hotel area.
It is important to stimulate more actions of environment awareness like these, and as result develop an ecological consciousness among the current and upcoming generations. Vila Guaiamú does their share, working with no worries about making profits and proud to be part of it.
on 21 Sep 2012