Planting Paradise at an Eco-Hotel in Bahia, Brazil
The owner planted 30,000 trees compensate for building this hotel in the first place, and the wood of the walls and thatch of the roof are both sourced from sustainable local materials. The organic garden even provides all the ingredients for the restaurant's gourmet cuisine that the area's farmers and fishermen can't. Simply put, everything about this tech-less, TV-less paradise on an untouched swathe of Brazilian beach is ‘eco’. The Tauana Hotel comprises just nine wooden cabañas, each one boasting a thatched ceiling 20 feet from the ground and an enormous muslin-draped bed. Interiors evoke the Danish modernism of the 1960s and 1970s, and the exterior is the real looker—tall palms, sugary sands, and azure ocean stretching out into infinity.