A holiday camp for children and a destination for school trips since 1971, Sítio do Carroção made childhood for many people through fun and educational activities that do not include electronic devices to this day. However, during a pandemic, the complex would not tatui, About 150 kilometers from the capital city of São Paulo, it had to change and adapt its services and structures to accommodate families as well. This is how the Hotel Carroção was born, which is called “the only pedagogical center in Brazil”. It has since captivated those who stay and has been voted the best travel destination with children in Latin America by Discovery Channel. Recently named the second best hotel in the world in the “New and hot” category Traveler’s Choice 2022which is based on assessments made over a period of one year on the platform TripAdvisor. In fact, the number of positive reviews and comments is noteworthy, with many claiming that the hotel is “Disney Standard”. See what to expect from Hotel Carroção below:
A highly rated monitoring team is responsible for conducting the interactive activities that make it Car. To avoid agglomeration, they happen at one time with a limited number of families and must be booked right after check-in. Therefore, it is worth getting there by knowing what experiences are most desired by children. In each of them, parents can go along with their children, taking part in the game.
On missing link, the gang is involved in a fictional narrative in which an expedition of paleontologists passed through Tatuí and completed a journey back in time to the time of the dinosaurs. During their adventure, they find an abandoned plane that would belong to this team, and then a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. It’s also fun Indiana Jones Trail, in which young adventurers jump from stone to stone to cross a river, bathe in a waterfall, slide down a slide and enter a secret cave where the scene of a ball rolling in a narrow tunnel, an iconic moment in George Lucas’ films, is duplicated. THIS stone riddle has a similar proposition: the little ones need to figure out a puzzle to enter the Blue Lagoon Cave, with its heated water, slides and waterfalls.
There are more water sports for those who choose Nauticalwhere children board a mini pirate ship, canoe and ride rowing boats. already inside SpazukamonaringThe fun is to drive pedal-powered carts through a track full of curves and bumps, going through situations simulating fog and rain. Two activities focus on interacting with animals. THIS Bioplanet is an aquarium with 21 species of Brazilian river fish (including peacock bass, cachars, piranhas) and a caiman with a wide mouth that children can stroke. THIS petting zooin turn, he shows children from the city what life in the countryside is like: there is an orchard, ducks, pigs, rabbits, calves, and finally a zip-line.
While not in one of the guided activities, guests in Hotel Carroção they are scattered around the maze, the games room, the tree-climbing path and the golf course. Swimming pools are also popular: one with a platform for safe jumping into the water, one heated and shallower, and the other heated. The monitor team looks after children from the age of five from the moment they are awake until bedtime, stopping just to shower.
– What about the kids?
Children 4 years and over can enjoy the best guided activities in Carroção. Children generally like the Baby Zoo and the shallower heated pool, but there is no playroom or specialized monitoring for this age group. The pantry is open 24 hours a day to warm baby bottles or baby food.
There are two categories of rooms, both with L’Occitane amenities. The so-called “double room” is ideal for a family with an only child: on an area of 25m² there is a king-size bed for a couple and a single bed for a child. In the “family room” with an area of 90m², additional beds for children are added (up to six have already fit), a bathroom and a living room with four armchairs. Additionally, there is a tent with two children’s mattresses, so that the children can “wander” in their own room. Rooms are cleaned twice a day and guests often find chocolates and notes neatly left on their pillows after returning from class.
One of the most commented points in the ratings Car on Tripadvisor, there is a quality of food that exceeds the expectations of a hotel geared towards children’s activities. The only meal included in the price is breakfast, always served in the restaurant. Africa. The other meals must be paid for separately and work à la carte. Restaurant America prepares sophisticated pasta, meat and seafood dishes that are popular with adults. If the options do not satisfy your child’s palate, Africa serves a children’s menu for lunch and dinner only for guests between the ages of 5 and 12. There is also a poolside restaurant with live music on Saturday nights and a variety of dishes – including themed barbecue dinners in summer and fondue in winter. Another refuge for adults is the piano bar on the mezzanine, where classic drinks and wines are prepared.
For a couple and a child up to eight years old, the daily rate for a “double room” starts at R $ 2,400 for the week and R $ 3,000 at the weekend. In the “family room”, the price for a couple and three children up to eight years old starts at 3000 Reais a week and 3750 Reais at weekends. In the case of children over 8 years of age or other elderly people, an additional 30% of the daily rate is payable. Prices go up on holidays. The stay includes breakfast and all activities, but you will have to pay extra for food and drinks for other meals. Reservations can be made via the website.
THIS Wagon seat it also works during the day. On certain dates each month, it is possible to stay in the complex from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., during this time there are four classes (usually the most famous, missing link, stone riddle, The Indiana Jones Trail and Spazukamonaring) . The package costs R $ 594 per person with breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee. Children aged three to five pay half the price, and children under three have free admission. Reservations must also be made via the website.
“Comments from those who stayed”
“For those looking for comfort, great service and especially a place full of thoughtful activities, go to Sítio do Carroção. What a great experience. My 9-year-old son was very comfortable. He definitely came home different.” – Daniel M, December 2021
“The Disney Standard was the review that described our hotel experience best. We came back with many good experiences in the luggage. The monitors make a difference with the activities that make your stay a true adventure for the whole family. an opportunity for parents and kids to get in touch with each other and with nature. the restaurant has great food and good value for money. the rooms are huge and with good beds. not to mention the tent in the room we barely had time to use. chocolates in the room every night. Without a doubt, they deserve the title of the best hotel for traveling with children. “- Chris N, September 2021
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