Pousada Santuário do Caraça

Top choice pousada in Parque Natural do Caraça

Rooms at this peaceful, one-of-a-kind pousada range from simple shared-bath quartos off the garden courtyard to larger apartamentos (rooms with bathroom), the best of which are in the Ala do Santuário (Sanctuary Wing). All rates include three awesome mineira meals featuring local produce. The big highlight of staying here is the nightly feeding of the wolves. Advance reservations required.

Visit midweek if you can, as it’s easier to see the wolves and appreciate Caraça’s isolation and tranquility without the crowds of weekend escapees from Belo. During less crowded periods breakfast is served in the more intimate downstairs dining room, where you can fry your own eggs on the wood-fired stove. Kids under seven stay for free, and those aged seven to 11 stay half price, making this a superb deal for families.