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Village Mata Encantada

BA 001 km 46 Santa Cruz Cabrália, Santo Andre, Santa Cruz Cabralia, State of Bahia 45807-000 Brazil
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Santo Andre
The holiday paradise offers picturesque surroundings, pristine beaches, comfortably furnished houses and first class service. You’ll really be able to relax here and have pleasant memories of your holidays for a long time afterwards. The Village Mata Encantada complex is located on the outskirts of Santo Andre, a small fishing village. The district is Santa Cruz Cabralia, about 30 km north of Porto Seguro in the south of the State of Bahia. The name »Mata Encantada« means »enchanted forest« (or: »magic forest«). The resort hasn’t just been given this name for any reason. The buildings and leisure areas, the children’s play areas are embedded in an area of jungle that still remains in its natural state. The guests have direct access to the beach from the houses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German and 1 more


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Funkysmurfy wrote a review Nov 2018
rio115 contributions46 helpful votes
Well located posada, just a short walk into Santo Andre village, only steps from the undeveloped beach and nestled cozily in well maintained jungle forest. There is a lot of praiseworthy attention to detail by the Swiss owners - the furnishings, the quality of breakfast, the condition and cleanliness of the rooms and villas. During my stay it rained for 4 days. As a solo traveller staying in one of the delightful treehouses, there are not really any common areas to shelter in such weather. But the owners were kind enough to offer me to stay in a spare villa due to such bad weather. Also some internet issues, but these were resolved. Bottom line...this is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay where you will be looked after, and if problems arise - remember you are in Bahia! - the owners are quick to solve them or develop work around solutions.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Dennis M wrote a review Oct 2018
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Can't say enough good things about Mata Encantada. Truly the perfect getaway, combining the beautiful forest with the beach. Ueli and Mayo are the perfect hosts, with a real passion for the property and the guests. The houses on the property as very clean, well appointed, and just wonderful to relax. It's a very natural and peaceful part of Brazil. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
David M wrote a review Jan 2018
60 contributions16 helpful votes
This stunning hotel, nestling in native coastal woodland, comprises several chalets and two exquisite treehouses, fitted with all mod cons. There's even a cafe with a beachside lookout, serving the best espresso in town and delicious homemade cakes and savouries. Great attention to detail, and great service from owners and staff.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Yoonyechan wrote a review Jul 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions13 helpful votes
Just came back from my 1 week holiday (in the middle of July, winter season) there with my family. Ueli and Mayo was quick and responsive from the moment I requested reservation. The tips are useful, as it should be, since the location is quite off-the-beaten track. You need to take a ferry and pass a small town(Santo Andre) to be there. I had a villa, as tree house is not for the kids, and the house was more than I had expected. Super clean and perfectly maintained. The daily house cleaning was also included, so that we could idle without worrying our kid's propensity of messing around. The breakfast was bountiful, including pao do queso, fruits and strong coffee. Though it cost extra, I thought the it was a steal, as the price was rock-bottom considered what it offered. But a true compliment should go to Ueli and Mayo. Their hospitality was at the highest level, never encroaching my privacy. You might expect a mixture of European puctuality (more precisely, Swiss) and Brazilian warmth. In one case, I had my rent car stuck at sand dune at the time of sunset. In 30 minutes, Ueli hired a gigantic heavy bullbozer in the middle of nowhere, and pulled it out miraculously. He did it as if it was his car, and considering the proximity to the sea, the car would have been swamped by sea, which is a death sentence to it as well as a full compensation by my side to the rental company. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone, as well as revisit. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There are quite a number of mosquitos, so you should be well prepared.
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Christian K wrote a review Mar 2017
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We have just spent a perfect week in this incredible place. Situated in the middle of a natural reserve, Village Mata Encantada offers you a combination of confortable, spacious and clean housing; well preserved, picture postcard nature; a beautiful and deserted beach at your dorsteps and nice and attentive service. If you're looking for relaxation or travel with children, this is the place! The owners are Swiss and you can tell that everything has been build with consideration and to please highest standards. I really have to say that so far I haven't been to a place in Brazil that comes close. Highly recommend it and will definitely try to come back. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
$48 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of BahiaSanta Cruz CabraliaSanto Andre
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Frequently Asked Questions about Village Mata Encantada
Which popular attractions are close to Village Mata Encantada?
Nearby attractions include Santo Andre Beach (0.2 miles), Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church (3.1 miles), and Historic City (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Village Mata Encantada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Village Mata Encantada?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Village Mata Encantada?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Village Mata Encantada?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Village Mata Encantada?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luz de Minas Beira Rio, Garateia, and Restaurante Gaivota.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Village Mata Encantada?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Village Mata Encantada have airport transportation?
Yes, Village Mata Encantada offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Village Mata Encantada?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Village Mata Encantada?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Village Mata Encantada?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Portuguese, and Dutch.