An immersion in the Atlantic Forest, culture, history and gastronomy of Paraty.
Just a few minutes from the historic centre of Paraty, Fazenda Bananal is an original 17th century farm with 180 hectares of conserved land, where our visitors can live genuine immersions in the Atlantic Forest.
We craft experiences to connect with nature and with Paraty’s cultural heritage, in tune with the city's main events, as well as socio-environmental projects in partnership with communities and institutions in the region.
Our restaurant and cafeteria present a haute cuisine menu 'from farm to table', made with organic ingredients mostly grown in large areas of SAFs (Agroforestry Systems) and vegetable gardens on the farm.
Recognizing the importance of conserving the Atlantic Forest for the country's present and future, our practices and experiences seek to preserve this natural heritage property and make it as accessible as possible, as well as preserving and valuing Paraty's culture.
A center for preservation and immersive experiences in the heart of the Atlantic Forest.
Fazenda Bananal connects visitants to one of the most exuberant regions of the Rio-São Paulo region, inspiring environmental conservation.
Fazenda Bananal is the result of careful work of restoration and reforestation. The communal living areas draw parallels between biodiversity and local culture and function as spaces for well-being, learning and fun, integrated into the natural landscape.
Art and nature workshops for adults and children, birdwatching, a visit to the agroforestry , orchard and vegetable garden, an immersive trail, exhibitions inside a historic mansion, a naturalised park, contact with sustainable technologies, a restaurant and café with menus celebrating the flavours and ingredients of the Atlantic Forest: a series of immersive activities available daily.
Products grown and produced in Bananal, such as chocolates, jams and jellies, in a charming space to discover before, during or after the full tour of our experiences. At the fair, you can find some of the ingredients you liked at the café or restaurant and would like to take home. In addition, handicrafts from Paraty and other regions of the country, selected in partnership with the NGO Artesol, can also be purchased.
Fazenda Bananal is a unique and authentic refuge of harmony between humanity and nature.
We work together with the communities in the region to connect our visitors to the local culture and the Atlantic Forest, promoting environmental awareness through immersive experiences.
We’re honoured to work in partnership with local institutions on initiatives related to environmental education, agro-ecological production and valuing regional vocations, such as ‘Casa da Cultura de Paraty’, Pequenina Calixto Orchestra, the ‘Valuing Our Roots’ Programme, in partnership with the Municipal Secretary of Education, and the ‘Cultivar Programme’ (Knowledge and Income Generation).