We have fallen in love with this authentic Brazilian Hotel outside São Paulo, that features an extensive circuit of well-marked hiking and mountain biking trails, an outdoor swimming pool and swimmable lake, plus clay tennis courts and a private equestrian center.
Botanique Hotel & Spa is located amid the untouched hills and mountains around Campos do Jordão – just outside São Paulo. Described as the first hotel to embrace an authentic Brazilian approach in a region populated entirely by European-style hotels, Botanique showcases the best of local Brazilian design, furnishings, culture, cuisine, and experience. Botanique is surrounded by 700 acres of lush mid-Atlantic forests and botanical gardens – accommodations include six suites in the main building and 11 stand-alone villas.
The restaurant, Mina, is overseen by Executive Chef Gabriel Brodie, one of Brazil ’s rising culinary stars, and serves farm-to-fork contemporary Brazilian cuisine with an exclusive Brazilian wine menu. Botanique even grows and roasts its own coffee and presses its own olive oil!
Cut into the hillside, the 10,000-square-foot Spa at Botanique offers eight treatment rooms that include wet rooms, dry rooms, and couples treatment rooms as well as a swimming pool, a wet sauna and a dry sauna that feature glass walls and breathtaking vistas. The menu of services consists of Afro-Brazilian and native Indian treatments as well as local healing and relaxing rituals.
The hotel grounds feature an extensive circuit of well-marked hiking and mountain biking trails, an outdoor swimming pool and swimmable lake, plus clay tennis courts, a private equestrian center with Brazilian and world champion horses, and some serious bird watching (over 165 local bird species can be seen).