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“Natural and beautiful”
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Vila Kalango
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Jericoacoara
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“Natural and beautiful”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Vila Kalango has such an amazing atmosphere, the all natural and local architecture gives an easy feeling, very comfortable and relaxing. I have to comment on how delicious the breakfast is! It may be the only meal included, but It might just be all you need for the day; so many options on delicious tapiocas, crepes, eggs and waffles made to order. The location is also one os the best features, the privileged spot at the end of the beach, making it the nearest to the famous sunset dune, where you get to watch literally the most beautiful sunset in Brazil, all while feeling like you are in an hidden oasis. The only bad thing I could think of is that the white concrete style hotel next door reminds you that, unfortunately, not all constructions at Jericoacoara are natural and as peaceful as Vila Kalango.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Vila Kalango is a small beachfront inn close to the dune and steps away of several great bars and restaurants. The property is beautiful, the "bangalos" are located in its perfectly landscaped gardens. The swiming pool is very relaxing and service is really great: friendly and efficient. The food is good, maybe a little expensive for local standards. Breakfast is excellent with lots of fresh fruits, home made breads/cakes and eggs/pancakes made to your preference.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I've stayed there in 2006. It was a very good and unique experience. Unfortunately, they were expanding and the tractor could be heard at 10:00am, even though it's late I always wanted to sleep some more on my vacation. I'm sure that they may have an expansive beautiful place at this moment. The room was very basic, however comfortable and beach themed. If you afraid of little lizards that is not for you, because I could see them from the shower...which I loved...nature is all around. They also had more expensive tree house rooms, which I definitely would try. The tree rooms may have a beach view, the rooms below don't it. Think...this is very good, it means that the beach sand was kept in its natural state to the max. The pool is amazing....I used all day and all night, it never closed. The food was amazing...homemade goodness. The hotel location is great 25 steps from the beach. The beach in front of it is indescribable....breathtaking. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed one week in Kalango and I had a great time. Everything was great.
The rooms are very good and comfortable.

The breakfast was simply amazing and the restaurant food tasted excellent.

Excellent place to stay and enjoy Jeri.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Villa Kalango is a beautiful eco resort with quirky wooden hut rooms, amazing views and a fabulous location on the beach, just a short walk from the center of town. If you want to kitesurf the link with it's sister lodge Rancho Peixe is a huge plus because they offer a shuttle bus between the two locations every day. The major downside however was the building works next door. We'd read about them on tripadvisor before we booked but were assured by the hotel management that they wouldn't be an issue. This was a lie. We were given a plafita right next door to the building work and the noise was horrendous starting at 7am every day. No reduction in the room rate was offered. The staff were very strict about bringing outside items into the resort. You cannot take any food or drink into your room. I understand this from a food perspective if they dont want insects and animals looking for food but water?? Especially as a small bottle of water is nearly $4 in the mini bar! Breakast is amazing.
Overall a gorgeous resort but the customer service left us with a slightly bitter taste.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Vila Kalango is possibly the best accomodation in Jericoacoara. Great location, Great Pool and a lot of staff. Brazil is now a very expensive destination and the nicest place in Jeri would not come cheap...
Also be aware and careful with the kite school they are associated with : Rancho do Kite in Prea Beach.
It is the most expensive one by far and you can get much better value with same quality equipment and intructors all around. Do your research before booking! The school is at prea which is quite far and not a very nice beach unless your are a very good kite surfer. Problably not the best place to learn due to extreme high winds and waves.
The manager is also vey pushy to book lessons the following day and will fully charge you if you dont show up even if you call hours before to cancel. They will not tell you that when booking. They will then tell you about a silly contract with a 12 hours cancelation fee which is ridiculous for this sort of activity there. Lots of instructors every where who are paid by hour anyway. A bit dodgy i find.
Perhaps the pousada should choose another school to be associated with since guests paying $500 a day dont want this sort of issues and problems.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful hotel- rooms were individual and simply stunning, pool was lovely, staff were extremely polite and helpful. Happy to help with anything you needed and were always on hand. Poolside food was average and expensive so better to go somewhere for lunch outside the hotel. Relaxed but professional atmosphere. An original hotel and such a fantastic stay. Would definitely recommend a stay here!!!!!!


  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Vila Kalango
Address: Rua das Dunas 30 | Apa de Jericoacoara, Jericoacoara, Jijoca de Jericoacoara, State of Ceara 62598-000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Ceara > Jijoca de Jericoacoara > Jericoacoara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Jericoacoara
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Jericoacoara
#3 Spa Hotel in Jericoacoara
#3 Family Hotel in Jericoacoara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Jericoacoara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vila Kalango 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect for those seeking peace, tranquility, and sailing. Nestled among palm trees and cashew trees, the beach resort faces the sea and is privy to northeastern Brazil's most famous sunset. There are 24 charming and comfortable apartments, stilt houses, and bungalows blended perfectly into the natural environment. All designed with local materials, illustrating the high level of production and local crafts. Features include a lounge with games, TV room, massage area, bar, a 19 m swimming pool overlooking the ocean, windsurfing school and storage, a restaurant featuring regional cuisine, buggy rides in the ponds of the region and lot of hammocks to let time pass without thinking of anything else, except enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere of peace that breathes tranquility here. Vila Kalango guarantees unforgettable memories at the best spot to experience the spectacle of Jericoacoara. ... more   less 
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