“As Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, I am absolutely convinced that our country has a lot of attractions for those who want to visit Brazil. Among 136 destinations evaluated in the study of Travel and Tourism Competitiveness of the World Economic Forum, we were considered the number one in natural resources and 8th in cultural attractions. There are over 7 thousand kilometers of coastline, 60 environmental protection units and a multitude of cultural manifestations that portray the diversity that define the DNA of the Brazilian people through dances, rhythms and a gastronomy that highlights the flavors of all this heritage. The Northwest Region is an example of that richness and one of the best post-cards that we have to show Brazil.
Despite so many qualities and the continental dimensions that make our country a giant in South America, the brazilian government knows that we have to make some important changes to develop the full potential of the activity in the country and we are working for that.
We are working both in the field of leisure tourism as well as with those who are going to Brazil for business. Among them is the electronic visa for Canada, Australia, United States and Japan. We have also strongly promoted initiatives to improve the business environment by modernizing 118 important points of the General Tourism Law to ensure that both the Brazilian businessmen and the foreigners have more legal security and less bureaucracy to invest in Brazilian tourism.
We understand the importance of the sector and its role in boosting national economy, as well as in generating jobs in our country. And the federal government has heavily invested in improving the country’s infrastructure. All this movement is a result of the strong trust that the government has placed in tourism.”
“Rio Grande do Norte is unique in landscape and cultural diversity. Located on the corner of the continent, it holds paradisiacal beaches, caves, mines, rivers, religious monuments and an endless range of customs, fires and beliefs. Because of this, Tourism is the State’s biggest source of income.
The capital Natal has a pleasant weather all year long, the biggest hotel complex at seaside of the Northeast, a Convention Center with a view to the sea and a rich cultural history, starting from the Forte dos Reis Magos, a monument overturned by the National Heritage. The buggy ride through the dunes is one of the city’s postcards. In Ponta Negra, besides the famous Morro do Careca, you can enjoy an effervescent night life with large accommodation infrastructure, bars and restaurants. On the northern coast, besides the Genipabu Dunes, scuba diving in the Parrachos de Maracajaú, a coral reef, is worth a try. There’s also the most beautiful sunset in Brazil, in São Miguel do Gostoso, famous worldwide for the practice of wind and kitesurf and taken by pubs and high edge restaurants. If you’d enjoy a more rustic trip, Galinhos is an island where not even cars are allowed.
The southern coast holds other charms, such as the worlds biggest cashew tree and Pipa beach, internationally known destination. Next to Pipa, in Baía Formosa, a favorite of surfers worldwide, the project Eco Estrela will most certainly be a catalyst for the Potiguar tourism development, bringing other important international hotel and resort chains to our State. But Rio Grande do Norte is so much more than sun and sea. Our countryside is culturally splendid in costumes and beliefs. In Seridó, the poetry, local cousine, the folguedos. In Mossoró, the State’s second biggest city, is hosted the Mossoró Cidade Junina, one of the biggest São João celebrations of the world, with live concerts and shows. Right next to it, in Area Branca, you can find the second biggest source of moving dunes of the country: the Rosado Dunes.
In Santa Cruz, in the Agreste-Trairi, there’s the Santa Rita de Cássia statue, the biggest Catholic statue in the world. You can also find castles in the Sertão, a Dinosaur Park with true size statues, in the town of Parelhas, and also all the charm of the Serras, the mountains of Agreste, with adventure and a more chilly weather for unique moments.
Our Potiguar State is all this and so much more. I invite you all to visit and feel all of these emotions. After the first visit, you will want to come again.”
“Baía Formosa has a natural predisposition to become a great tourist destination. It has a unique climate, picturesque virgin beaches, a constant wind and receptive people. The Eco Estrela Project is extremely important for the development of the city and its economy. Tourism is a sector that generates a large quantity of jobs besides being a very democratic market giving opportunity to people with all levels of education and ranges of age. It is one of the main sources of income in the world.
Tourism is a business that deals with happiness. People invest money and emotions to live experiences; year after year the tourist is more and more conscious using natural resources in a environmentally responsible manner, socially fair and economically reasonable. The Eco Estrela Project´s vision unites sustainable development with the respect for natural environment and biodiversity and consideration to cultural inheritance and local values. It stimulates social development and shall bring with no doubts numerous benefits for Baía Formosa.”
“Brazil meets unparalleled conditions for the practice of sport/recreational fishing, having astonishing river basins, 8,500 km of coastline and impressive quantity and variety of sport fishes from fresh and salt water, being a worldwide showcase of the activity. The Eco Estrela Project, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, presents itself as an intelligent solution for promotion of sport/recreational fishing tourism in the region and attraction of other investments, which certainly will provide income generation to the local population and improvement of social conditions, and all this with the necessary protection of the local environment. The enterprise and its organizers are to be congratulated! Brazil thanks”
The National Association of Ecology and Sport Fishing - ANEPE, headquartered in the city of São Paulo, State of São Paulo, is the national entity, a non-profit association, which represents the interests of sport fishermen and the Brazilian market of sport fishing. It has as members the fishermen and companies of segment (industry, trade and services, including tourism). Its main purpose is the promotion, dissemination and fostering of sport-recreational fishing, as important tool for income generation and social gains, environmentally sustainable. ANEPE assists and subsidizes the executive and legislative authorities in the creation of regulatory benchmarks and in the design of projects that will promote and stimulate social and economic development of the entire sector, so as to create conditions to attract tourism and business of sport/recreational amateur fishing, with the consequent development of regions with fishing potential.
The team responsible for the architectural project of Six Senses Formosa Bay is the Sao Paulo based Gálvez&Márton office together with Felipe Bezerra Arquitetos from Natal, RN.
Galvez & Marton. The office founded in 2006 by Andrés Gálvez and Márton Gyuricza is currently composed by three additional partners: Gabriel Reis, Gabriel Bocchile and Lina Maeoca. The team elaborates architectural unique and high-spirited projects, prioritizing structural intelligence, formal simplicity and spatial quality. The project concept developed is fully integrated into a 3D platform, enabling smart and efficient work dynamics. Gálvez & Márton Arquitetura is recognized for its publications in the most important Brazilian architecture and design magazines and has been a finalist in multiple awards in the field. Their portfolio includes residential and commercial projects, social / sports clubs and resorts, ranging from the most luxurious homes to hotels in paradisiac locations.
Felipe Bezerra (Natal, Brazil, 1970) graduated in architecture and urbanism from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte UFRN in 1997. He founded his own office FB|A in 2000 and has worked since then in many residential and commercial projects in the northeast of Brazil. In 2013 he also founded Mula Preta design studio with Andre Gurgel and have been prized with many recognized international awards as Good design (Chicago) and A’Design award (Milan).
Cap Paisagismo a renowned landscaping design company established by Fernando Chacel, considered to be the most important successor of Roberto Burle Marx is in charge of the beautiful landscapes of the future resort. Endemic flora with as little human influence visible as possible will help you find your way back to nature and reconnect with the environment.
The resorts are planned and will be constructed in order to achieve Silver LEED standards.
About Arthur Casas: From our offices in Sao Paulo and New York, Arthur Casas and his staff works in different areas, including residential and commercial architecture, buildings, interiors, design and urbanism, and has projects delivered in several countries, including Japan, France, USA and Mexico.
Several prizes, such as the 2014 Retail Design Institute for the Saraiva bookstore in Rio de Janeiro, and the election of the Mistral wine store in Sao Paulo, as the best commercial project in the world by Interior Design magazine, or the victory in various competitions such as the Cabral Campus of UFPR in Curitiba and the Brazilian Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015, as well as the World Architecture Festival 2015 and the iF Design Awards 2016, demonstrate both the breadth of Studio’s work and the success achieved in this diversity. The office also won the Best of Year 2017 (Interior Design magazine), iF Design Award 2017 and Frame Award 2018 (Frame magazine) with Emiliano hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The comprehensive course, comprised of more than 200 projects in the last five years alone, does not diminish the challenge of serving clients who desire, in addition to excellence and quality, inspiring architecture and design. The greater satisfaction of the team, made up of more than 40 professionals, is translated not only by the collection of awards but, above all, by the ties created with clients that often become long-term partners.