The exceptional hospitality project
in South America (Brazil)

Eco Estrela

Eco Estrela’s Master Plan has been developed by EDSA  – a world reference in planning, landscape architecture and urban design.
The result is a combination of natural beauty and an orderly occupation with a nature inspired design. The masterplan allows up to 2,641 units to be built.


Project Details

  • Total area of plots
    2,347 ha
  • Lenght of beachfront
    6.5 km
  • Planned construction units


Eco Estrela is a new world-class, prestige tourism destination comparable to exotic, luxury locations such as Porto Cervo, Sardinia (Italy), Sotogrande (Spain) and Mayakoba (Mexico). The “Eco Estrela” project will encompass several hotels, resort facilities and luxury residential units. The extraordinary site features 6.5 kilometers (4.1 miles) of Atlantic beachfront and covers an area of 2,347 hectares (5,800 acres). The project will be implemented using a phased development approach. Gremi Group holds the final Installation License allowing to start construction, issued on December 27, 2018 by Environmental Agency of the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Rio Grande do Norte - promotional movie

Natal City

The state’s capital and largest city is Natal, situated one hour north of Baia Formosa. Natal is considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. In 2016 Natal ranked seventh among the country’s most popular tourist destinations (source: Brazilian Government).

Uniqueness of Eco Estrela Location

The project is located north of Baia Formosa, the most eastern town in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, in the north-east of the country. This location gives the state a strategic importance, being the closest Brazilian state to Europe. 

The region is known for its attractive climate. It records over 300 days of sunshine every year and has one of the best air qualities in the world.

Originally, Fazenda Estrela was used as a coconut plantation and, as a result, 47 thousand coconut trees create the unique site landscape. The northern part of the property borders with the river Curimatau and is relatively flat, whereas the southern part is characterized by sand dunes offering attractive views of the natural settings on one side and the sea on the other. Due to the remote location and the nature surrounding the project site as well direct beach access, it benefits from unobstructed views.

The project site offers vast potential for various water sports activities such as kite surfing, surfing, sailing, etc. In addition, a diverse environment including the beach, the Private Natural Heritage Reserve Mata Estrela and the mangroves offer the possibility to organize buggy rides, horse riding, walking and kayak tours. Moreover, the clear water and relatively short distance to the edge of the continental shelf provide good conditions for scuba diving.

The “Eco Estrela” project offers a magnificent natural setting for a coastal resort. The project embraces the sites’ character and positive qualities to give residents and visitors a unique and varied experience. Restoration is key to the project as it enhancing the different landscapes that configure this beautiful property. Boutique hotels by the beach side, resorts by the plantation side and natural restoration site by the salt marshes create a dialogue between lifestyle and sense of place. The project is filled with activities that recognize the wind, the sun and the sand, the organic geometry of a coconut growth and the rolling topography that contains them, the value of preservation and the great gift of giving back to the community. The “Eco Estrela” project is to become a thriving and diverse community that will offer the best of experiences to all who want to explore.

Eco Estrela - promotional movie