Watching the sun hide behind the mountains and the burst of color it leaves behind is always something to behold. Ascend the tallest hilltop of the Fazenda, passing by sculptures and art installations. Upon arriving at the top, take in the 360-degree view and wait for the stars to start setting in. A moment of peace and tranquility, perfect for meditating or celebrating in the company of loved ones.
Nature in essence. The breeze from the sea covers the mountains, and reaches Catuçaba. Bordered by the Serra do Mar State Park, there are many places to explore through hikes or on horseback. Cultural experiences like Cunha or São Luiz do Paraitinga present us with the traditions of country life, which are simple and meaningful. Partaking in mountain sports, taking a dip in the lake and catching the sunset from the top of the mountain are all ways to take in the beauty of the region and embrace one’s days at the Fazenda.
Getting to know the Fazenda and its surrounding region on horseback is one of Catuçaba’s most inviting activities. Whether done introspectively by a single person or socially in a group, whether a quick jaunt, a full day trip, or a trip under the moonlight; it is a truly unique and fulfilling experience.
Explore historical villages around the Fazenda and get to know the real Brazil. There are three historical towns close by that guests can visit to familiarize themselves with the authentic lifestyle and culture of the Brazilian people: the Catuçaba village, and the cities of São Luíz do Paraitinga and Cunha.
Trail to the waterfalls in the Serra do Mar Park
Next to the farm, between Catuçaba and Picinguaba, is located one of the bases and entrances of the Serra do Mar State Park, called Núcleo Santa Virgínia. A dip in the Atlantic Forest biome, the park offers trails for all levels, the longest of which (4h) is a beautiful hike through the waterfalls of the Paraitinga and Paraibuna rivers.
For those who stay longer, the Paraibuna river region is one of the best for the practice of this sport. With a length of 8.5km, an average of 5 hours of tour and difficulty level 3 and 4, the journey down the river passes through 5 waterfalls, in addition to backwaters in the middle of the Atlantic Forest. Specialized tour operators in partnership with the State Park develop this activity.