Butterfly House Bahia, Salvador


Celebrate nature at this eco-friendly jungle retreat in beautiful Bahia.

Tucked away between swaying coconut palms and warm freshwater lagoons on Brazil’s Marau Peninsula, you’ll find Butterfly House Bahia. You might find it tricky to spot at first though, as the buildings are nestled among the foliage, and seem to emerge from the jungle. But look closely, and you’ll find five thatched-roof bamboo bungalows raised on stilts, and three sea-view suites as part of a main house. Each of these hideaways is eclectically decorated, with a fusion of French, Moroccan and South American styles and materials that reflect the influences of Butterfly House Bahia’s British founder, Chloe Gibbs.

This is eco-friendly beach living at its finest, and it’s a mecca for hippies and hipsters. The hotel took ten years to build, such was Gibbs’ commitment not to harm the local environment, and sustainable materials and recycling mean it still doesn’t pollute its stunning surroundings at all.

So make the most of beautiful Bahia by jumping in Butterfly House’s flamingo pink jeep for a visit to nearby waterfalls. You can also dive, surf, snorkel, kayak and paddle board off the coast, or head into the jungle to hike nature trails and catch a glimpse of the exotic local wildlife.

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To get to Butterfly House Bahia, you’ll take a 25-minute flight from Salvador International Airport to Marau, and then a 15-minute 4x4 jeep transfer to the resort.

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