Spending hours on end in front of your computer, tablet or smartphone screens has become a routine in the pandemic. Meetings, classes and even happy hours turned into video calls. On the phone, constant messages and notifications, whether from work or personal. And we cannot forget about social networks, which occupy a good part of the day. With this behavior becoming more and more recurrent during the pandemic, “running away from home” and leaving the online environment has become almost urgent. However, there is no need to travel long distances or be totally isolated: resorts surrounded by nature offer the desired “digital detox”.
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In a survey on FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or the ‘fear of being left out’ of what is happening on social networks, the Institute of Psychiatry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro identified that 34% of the people interviewed admitted having anxiety about stay away from their cell phones, another 54% are afraid or feel bad when they don’t have the device.
In order to help you disconnect, Zarpo, an online hotel curator, has selected some hotel options to put your phone in airplane mode until the end of your stay.
1. Club Med Lake Paradise – Mogi das Cruzes (SP)
The Club Med Lake Paradise resort is in Mogi das Cruzes, one hour from São Paulo. The resort has four swimming pools (including a main one, with a bar and a heated one), tree climbing with zip lines, trapeze, sports courts and, at an extra cost, a golf course and bicycle rental. Being on the edge of a dam, guests can practice sailing, stand up paddle and kayak. At night, there are parties with DJs and scavenger hunts. In addition to leisure, the resort is all-inclusive and has two restaurants, a snack bar and three bars.
2. Club Med Rio das Pedras – Mangaratiba (RJ)
Close to Angra dos Reis, on the edge of a private beach, the resort has three swimming pools (one silent, exclusively for adults), sports courts, archery, kayaking, water skiing and wakeboarding. At night there is a program of shows and parties, with a night club. All-inclusive meals are served at two restaurants (one main and one seasonal) and two bars.
3. Mavsa Resort – Cesário Lange (SP)
In the interior of São Paulo, the Mavsa Resort is about two hours drive from the capital. Surrounded by nature, the resort has four swimming pools (including a covered and heated one and a children’s pool), tennis courts, sand volleyball and society field, archery, tree climbing, zip lining and abseiling. It also has a lake for kayaking, pedal boats, stand up paddle and fishing, mini-farm and minizoo. Children have fun with monitored recreation and the City of Dreams space. The experience is all-inclusive, with meals served in the main restaurant, as well as four bars.
4. Bourbon Atibaia Resort – Atibaia (SP)
Just an hour from the capital of São Paulo, the resort counts 400 thousand square meters, four swimming pools, soccer field, multisport gym, tennis courts, archery, tree climbing and trails. For children, there are several areas of Turma da Mônica, with toys in the children’s pool, covered themed spaces, Chico Bento space and Turma da Mônica Baby space. The daily rate includes full board, with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
5. Enotel Acqua e Convention – Porto de Galinhas (PE)
Enotel Acqua Club and the Enotel Convention & Spa make up a single complex by the sea in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco. In addition to being in the sand, guests can enjoy all the amenities of the resorts, without restrictions. The hotel has a 3,000 square meter water complex (with a lazy river, wave pool and children’s pool with a water playground), courts of different modalities and a daily schedule of activities for different ages. The pension is also all-inclusive, with eight bars, two main restaurants and five exclusive for dinner, with regional, Italian, Portuguese cuisine and more.
6. Iberostar Praia do Forte – Mata de São João (BA)
In one of the main Bahian destinations, the resort has six swimming pools, tennis courts, sports center, archery, games room and intense leisure program for different ages: classes and games for adults, evening shows in the theater and parties in the nightclub. Main meals, snacks and drinks, in the all-inclusive model, are served in five bars, a cafeteria and six restaurants, with oriental, French, Italian and Bahian specialties.
7. Resorts Rio Quente – Caldas Novas (GO)
One of the highlights of Rio Quente is the Hot Park water park, which is often listed among the best in Brazil, with swimming pools, lazy river, artificial beach, children’s areas and radical toys. There is also the Parque das Fontes, with swimming pools, showers and hot tubs with naturally warm waters, Toldo do Bosque, with shows and presentations, and the Boto Team, which commands the activities in the complex.
8. Costão do Santinho Resort – Florianópolis (SC)
By the sea at Praia do Santinho, the resort has one of the most complete all-inclusive models. With a daily schedule of activities for both adults and children, as well as infrastructure with nine swimming pools, a cinema, casino, games room, tennis courts, soccer field and ecological park with tree climbing, zip lines and archery. At night, the resort offers shows and parties. As for gastronomy and drinks, there are four bars and eight restaurants, serving dishes from Italian to Japanese cuisine.