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REGUA - Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu

#1 of 10 things to do in Cachoeiras de Macacu Features Animals
Estrada Guapiacu s/n, Cachoeiras de Macacu, State of Rio de Janeiro 28680-000, Brazil
+55 21 2745-3947
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Bird Lodge, eco retreat in driving distance to Rio de Janeiro

My adult daughter, spent 4 nights a the REGUA bird lodge (regua.org) in April and May 2017. In our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Tropical Birding paradise

Wonderful lodge with superb hospitality , great home cooking , fantastic facilities in a... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (REGUA) is a Brazilian non-profit non-governmental organisation and nature reserve located within the Atlantic Forest of south-east Brazil. REGUA's mission is the long-term conservation of the forests of the upper Guapiacu river basin in the state of Rio de Janeiro. REGUA has visitor accommodation - Guapi Assu Bird Lodge - where wildlife enthusiasts, particularly birdwatchers, can explore the Atlantic Forest. The lodge is non-profit making, with all income generated going towards our conservation work. NB: Please note the pin on the map on our TripAdvsor listing is correct but the postal address is not - our actual postal address is: REGUA Caixa Postal 98112 CEP 28680-000 Cachoeiras de Macacu-RJ Brazil
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Estrada Guapiacu s/n, Cachoeiras de Macacu, State of Rio de Janeiro 28680-000, Brazil
+55 21 2745-3947
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My adult daughter, spent 4 nights a the REGUA bird lodge (regua.org) in April and May 2017. In our limited time, we decided to spend less time in Brazilian airports getting to the Pantanal and instead come here. What a great choice!! We both love...More

Thank dct555
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Wonderful lodge with superb hospitality , great home cooking , fantastic facilities in a magnificently peaceful and wildlife rich setting. Hummingbirds and monkeys over breakfast and owls after dinner

Thank kitbritten
Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a wonderful place! Nicholas and his family ensured we had a brilliant stay in their lodge within the reserve. Superb food, comfortable room with a huge balcony overlooking the garden. Thomas was always on hand to help with any questions and served a jug...More

Thank MaryDSuffolk
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The trails to the different areas of the reserve are well laid out and marked. The way to the blind is marked at the beginning of the trail, keep alert and stay on the trail so you don't miss it. The canopy tower was inspiring....More

Thank Shanna M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a fantastic week at REGUA at the end of June. We were so impressed with everything about the reserve and amazed at the amount and variety of wildlife that we were able to see. The hospitality of Thomas and all the staff at...More

Thank jimwillett2016
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Regua was the destination for my 60th birthday birding trip and I could not have chosen a better area to bird in. From our arrival, to our reluctant departure, the whole week was a joy. We were met by Alcenir at the airport and we...More

Thank AlanG_MK
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Spent thirteen nights at this wonderful place - for more than half of the stay we were the only guests. A five star guest house and nature reserve all to ourselves!! We were picked up from our Rio de Janeiro hotel by the ever joyful...More

2  Thank Pachydiplax
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We really just had a flying visit, staying just two days and one night at this wonderful lodge. With the help of our great volunteer guide, a teacher from England on sabbatical, we watched many beautiful and rare birds of the Atlantic rainforest round the...More

1  Thank BrockleyPhil
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Wonderful birds but they are difficult to see as usual with forest birds, so I recommend taking a guide.

Thank Sally Y
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I stayed at Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu or Regua for short ,for a week in September. The reserve is the brainchild of Nicholas and Raquel Locke ,they have reverted a a vast area of farmland ,back into rainforest and a beautiful wetland.Many years of replanting...More

1  Thank Paul D
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One little question - is there a hairdryer in the rooms or should I take one with me?
27 December 2016|
Response from LeeDingain | Property representative |
Hi Mary, You would need to bring your own hairdryer. The power sockets in the rooms are 110 volt.