Natural Beauty

Casa de Yemanja

(Home of the Sea Goddess)

The Amazing Natural Beauty around the Casa de Yemanja ……. surrounded by mountains, the river and the South Atlantic Ocean, in this protected area many species of bird, animal and sea life flourish….


Natural Habitats



The house is set in its own carefully tended walled gardens - in front of which is the beach and the open ocean and behind is the river Itaipuacu. This provides a range of natural habitats which are largely unspoilt and undisturbed.


  1. The Ocean - we have seen Humpback whales, Orcas, turtles, Manta Rays and Penguins in the ocean from the balconies of the house - bring your binoculars if you have them!,


  1. The Beach - is alive with birdlife, many types of gull and albatross, sandpipers, frigate birds bring it alive during the day …and at night it is patrolled by the owls and raptors,


  1. The River - The river is always home to many types of heron, different kingfishers and cormorants,


  1. The Garden - in the garden we have planted flowers and provide bird feeders which attract sunbirds and hummingbirds and at dusk the flocks of canaries descend on the garden to feed. We have cats and dogs and the garden is also home to mongeese,


  1. The Mountains - it is possible to walk along the mountain trails through the 'mata atlantic'a or Atlantic rainforest - here is where you can see monkeys, toucans and even sloths!!.

Let us guide you up to the top of Corcovado, walking through the Atlantic Rainforest over a 1000m to the feet of Cristo Redentor, perhaps the most iconically beautiful statue in the world. On the way see different types of monkeys, toucans, waterfalls in the forest, huge canopy dominant trees with buttress roots and tangled in lianas.