After so much time indoors due to the pandemic, many people seized the first opportunity that presented themselves to travel. And the numbers are there to prove it.
In 2021, national tourism grew by 12% compared to 2020. This represented a turnover of R$152.4 billion, according to data from the Federation of Trade in Goods, Services and Tourism of São Paulo (Fecomercio-SP), based on data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
The forecast for the coming years is that tourism in Brazil will reach $105.3 billion, 9% more than in 2019, according to Oxford Economics.
Since its launch in 2021, the MaxMilhas hotel platform has seen revenues quadruple. This research only shows how, during social isolation, people try to make up for lost time and enjoy the pleasures that tourism offers.
To inspire your next trip, we’ve listed below seven themed hotels in Brazil, different from the traditional ones everyone already knows, to make the most of everything a trip and great hosting experiences have to offer.
After that list, all that’s left to do is arrange cheap airfares, set up your itinerary, and go for fun.
1 – Slaviero Conceptual Full Jazz
Completely immersed in the irresistible charm of jazz, Slaviero Conceptual Full Jazz is based in Curitiba (PR). All rooms and common areas are decorated to resemble one of the most famous styles of music in the world, with leather sofas, metal accents and numerous paintings and photographs covering various aspects of the theme.
It has a gym, parking, 24-hour room service and live jazz concerts in the bar (Thurs to Saturdays).
True: R. Silveira Peixoto, 1297, Batel, Curitiba (PR)
Price range: R$218 and R$416
2 – Pousada Espaco Naves Lunazen
Pousada Espaço Naves Lunazen takes the concept of “alien accommodation” very seriously. With an intergalactic theme, the cabins are shaped like alien ships and space decoration – it’s not hard to find ET sculptures scattered around the place. At night, the common areas are lit up with colored lights, giving it an even more science fiction feel.
And despite the futuristic atmosphere, the inn values artisanal and sustainable concepts, in addition to being located in the middle of Chapada dos Veadeiros.
True: R. 2, Block 1, Lot 8, Estância Paraíso, Alto Paraíso de Goiás (GO)
Price range: R$246 and R$343
3 – Piano Piano Inn
Pousada Piano Piano enjoys all kinds of music, from Roberto Carlos to Pink Floyd, from the softness of violins to the rebelliousness of guitars. Therefore, the decoration of the rooms and common areas is all inspired by the music scene, honoring great artists from all over the world.
It has breakfast, afternoon tea, pool, patio, car park, launderette, pet friendly system and DVD loan service at no extra cost.
True: R. Eng. Luiz Castro Capivari, 110, Capivari, Campos do Jordao (SP)
Price range: from R$344
4 – Wine Hotel & Spa
Signed by the Marriot chain, the Hotel & Spa do Vinho is located on the top of a hill in Bento Gonçalves, surrounded by 18 hectares of its own vineyards.
Wine is the big star by the way. In addition to the wine club, winemaking activities and guided tastings, the treatments at VINO.SPA are drink-based, with products made from the skins, seeds and pomace of the grapes.
Guests can also buy produce, have a picnic in the vineyards, sample the cuisine of the restaurants, participate in themed events, take a dip in the pool and take a hot air balloon ride.
True: Motorway RS-444, km 21, Vale Dos Vinhedos, Bento Goncalves (RS)
Price range: from R$811
5 – Bourbon Atibaia Resort (Turma da Monica Suites)
The hotels in the Bourbon chain aren’t exactly like the others, but they made the list for very special reasons: Turma da Mônica’s themed suites. The rooms are fully furnished with the characters created by Mauricio de Sousa, with themed furniture, special trousseau, books, comic books, dolls, toys, 3D sculpture of the characters and much more.
The accommodation package in which these accommodations are included entitles you to breakfast, lunch and dinner, a special leisure program, access to the sports complex and parking.
You can choose from two options: the Mônica Suite or the Cebolinha Suite.
True: Fishing rod. Fernao Dias, Km 37.5, Jardim Boa Vista (Atibaia, SP)
Price range: from R$ 1,860 (double accommodation)
6 – Pousada Castello Benvenuti
Pousada Castello Benvenutti is entirely inspired by European architecture, with a decor worthy of the English and French courts of past centuries.
And it’s no exaggeration: the structure of the place is in fact a castle. Built in basalt stones, the 18 accommodations are elegantly rustic, uniting the concepts of royalty with the beautiful gaucho culture.
True: RS-470, km 221.61, Garibaldi (RS)
Price range: from R$800
7 – Tedesco Eco Park
Tedesco EcoPark is a glamping site. The union of “glamor” and “camping” leads to luxury camping. The wood-crafted suites are inspired by the tents of the Arabian desert and African safari, but never lose the elegance and sophistication of exclusive accommodations with a privileged view.
The 20 hectare plot has lots of greenery, waterfall, forests and lakes. Nature lovers can enjoy the activities even more: boat and horseback rides, quad bikes, off-roads, kayaks, hiking trails, an outdoor pool, fire pits and a panoramic restaurant. It also has a spa, games room, event center, private parking and a pet-friendly system.
True: Fazenda Chimarrao Divisa, Sao Francisco de Paula (RS)
Price range: from R$1,218