Brazil authorizes remote work visas to encourage digital nomads stays

Brazil authorizes remote work visas

Brazil’s government is encouraging travelers to become “digital nomads” by working remotely in the South American nation. A measure passed January 24 by the country’s National Immigration Council of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security authorizes one-year visas and residency permits, an Embratur spokesman said Monday. In a program mirroring other remote-work plans that […]

Wellness Living Communities

Wellness Communities

La Ecovilla includes permaculture gardens, fiber-optic internet, clean drinking water, and a community-owned alternative school. Located on the beautiful Rio Machuca, and surrounded by many old-growth trees and is a wildlife corridor of great value. The sewage and black water are processed in a biomass digester that produces methane gas that the community plans to bottle as fuel for the communal kitchen stoves.

CBD

CBD in Latin America

CBD across the region of Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America:

World Wellness Weekend 2018 in Latin America

“The second World Wellness Weekend (W3) fueled the creativity of hospitality, spa and wellness professionals in 88 countries to catch the attention of the media and inspire millions of people to try new fun activities. 40 associations and federations supported this global wellness event.” said Jean-Guy de Gabriac, founder of W3.

Spa Review: Botanique Hotel & Spa, Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Botanique Hotel & Spa in Brazil enjoys stunning views in all directions of the mountains and valleys of Campos de Jordão, a couple of hours drive from the bustling city of São Paolo. A unique construction using stone, wood and glass, creates an open contemporary-rustic space, allowing light to flood through the central lobby.

The restaurant’s farm to fork concept blends the energy of the sun with flora, herbs and trees local to the area. The food is fresh, organic wherever possible, and prepared to perfection. Olive trees grown within the grounds of the hotel allow Botanique to produce, use and sell their own olive oil, the flavor of which is comparable to the best I have tasted in Italy.

The stylish and well appointed 6 guest suites in the main building all offer spectacular 180 degree views and echo the design of the lobby and restaurant with wood floors, black tile bathrooms and expansive windows extending the length of the suite. Eleven villas scattered around the grounds are also available with elaborate private gardens.

2018 ISPA Conference & Expo – Day One

We started the day with a breakfast meeting hosted by Green Spa Network, learning about the commitment to planting 1 million trees by Earth Day of 2019, approximately 100,000 trees in, the initiative is off to a great start and will reforest parts of Brazil that have been most affected by deforestation.

Lapinha Wellness & Integrative Medicine

Founded by Margarida Bornschein Langer in the 1950s, Lapinha was born with the aim of combating disease through natural therapies. Margarida understood that, for the healing experience to be complete, it was necessary to take care, not only of the human being, but also of the planet and the local community with a holistic approach. In 1972, Lapinha was the first medical spa in Brazil located on a farm. With a focus on organic production, surrounded by a sub-tropical forest, this family-run property continues to be an agent community development.

Wellness Retreats: Latin America & Caribbean

The BodyHoliday

Saint Lucia

Set on a secluded cove of white sand beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by tropical gardens and rainforest, The Body Holiday Saint Lucia is the ultimate getaway for body and mind. Recognised as one of the finest destination resorts and centre of well-being, guests can select a retreat, based on one of five themes: Prana Life, Strong me, Beautiful Inside, Balancing Lives, and Souls Sabbatical.

Termatalia 2018 Foz do Iguacu, Brazil starts European promotion at FITUR

Termatalia starts the promotion in Europe of its third edition in Latin America at FITUR. It will take place in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil, between September 19 and 21, 2018 under the slogan “Energy from the waters” and will involve new business opportunities for companies in Spain and Galicia, as well as the other participating countries. The choice of Brazil as headquarters is led by the Iguazú Fund for Tourism Development and Promotion and the Foz do Iguaçu Prefabrication and has the support of the main public and private entities linked to tourism in this region and also in the country (State of Paraná and the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil) to position it internationally, also as a thermal destination.

Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas debut in South America Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in Brazil opens mid-2018

Offering an exciting new gateway to South America, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will soon debut its authentic luxury in Brazil with the opening of Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in mid 2018.

Poised to be a flagship hideaway, Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will boast a breathtaking beach setting next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, along a stunning stretch of Atlantic coastline. Proudly showcasing the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, Bahia in northeast Brazil is renowned for its remarkable blend of African, indigenous and European influences.