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Guapiacu Ecological Reserve

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Address: Estrada Guapiru, s/n | Cachoeiras de Macacu-RJ, Cachoeiras de Macacu, State of Rio de Janeiro 28680-000, Brazil
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Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) is a Brazilian non-profit...

Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (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 Guapiaçu 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.

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Wonderful sanctuary in the rainforest

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Suffolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of Caipirinha (not to be missed) each evening. Michaela came with us on the walk... More 

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Newport, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Though you can meander on your own, we recommend paying the reasonable fee for one... More 

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Thank Shanna M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the Pousada really helped to make the perfect week. The Pousada is a perfect base... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were soon driving out of Rio, at the start of our first visit to Brazil.... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and sharp eyed Alcenir for the two hour drive into the rainforest area, stopping to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 lakes on the first day, then the highlight of the trip on the second day,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

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

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Thank Sally Y
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and shear hard graft have transformed the landscape .The reserve is now home to a... More 

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reading uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have just come back from a four day bird watching trip at the REGUA rain forest reserve and would highly recommend it for anyone wishing to genuinely experience the Atlantic Rain Forest without the distractions of urban life! Whilst most birders in the area will be well acquainted with the establishment , the excellent guides and huge list including... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Regua is an amazing place, set in the remnants of the South Atlantic Rain Forest Regua is protecting and expanding this forest and the flora and fauna it contains. You can choose to visit to see the 400+ bird species on guided walks and take advantage of the off-site trips. You can wander the paths on your own and immerse... More 

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