Sítio do Carroção has become a hotel and has won a world award

A holiday camp for children and a destination for school trips since 1971, Sítio do Carroção has turned many people’s childhood into playful and educational activities that to this day do not involve electronic devices. During the pandemic, however, the complex in tattoo About 150 kilometers from the capital São Paulo, it had to reinvent itself and adapt services and structures to accommodate families. Thus was born Hotel Carroção, which calls itself “the only educational resort in Brazil.” Since then, it has captivated those who remain and has been chosen as the best destination for traveling with children in Latin America by Discovery channel. Most recently, it was named the second best hotel in the world in the “New and Hot” category. Traveler’s Choice 2022which is based on evaluations made over a period of one year on the platform TripAdvisor. In fact, the amount of reviews and positive reviews is remarkable, with many claiming that the hotel experience is “Disney standard”. See below for what to expect from Hotel Carroção:

Formerly limited to children, Carroção has become accommodation for the whole family.

Formerly limited to children, Carroção has become accommodation for the whole family.

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ACTIVITY

A highly regarded team of monitors is responsible for guiding the interactive activities they do dray. To avoid congestion, they happen to have a limited number of families at the same time and must be booked immediately after check-in. Therefore, it is worth getting there knowing what experiences are most desired by children. In all, parents can go with their children, participating in the game.

Not Lost evaluation, the gang is involved in a fictional narrative in which an expedition of paleontologists passed through Tatuí and came to travel through time, during the time of the dinosaurs. During the adventure, they find the abandoned plane that belonged to this team and, in sequence, the huge skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It’s also quite fun to Indiana Jones Trail, in which the young adventurers jump from rock to rock to cross a river, bathe in a waterfall, slide on a toboggan and enter a secret cave, where the scene of the ball rolling in a narrow tunnel, an iconic moment in the movies to George Lucas, is reproduced. THE stone riddles has a similar proposal: the little ones have to decipher a riddle to enter the Blue Lagoon Cave, with heated waters, slides and waterfalls.

A huge dinosaur bone ends Lost Link activity.

A huge dinosaur bone ends Lost Link activity.

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One of the most popular activities is Enigma da Pedra.

One of the most popular activities is Enigma da Pedra.

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There are several water activities for those who choose Nautical, in which children embark on a mini pirate ship, rowboats and rowboats. Already inside Spazukamonaring, the fun is driving pedal carts on a track full of curves and bumps, going through situations that simulate fog and rain. Two activities focus on animal interaction. THE Bio Planet is an aquarium with 21 species of Brazilian river fish (including peacock bass, cacharas, piranhas) and a caiman with a wide snout that the little ones can caress. THE children’s zooin turn, it shows the children of the city what life is like in the country: there is an orchard, ducks, pigs, rabbits, calves and, in addition, a zip line at the end.

Children learn about Brazilian animals at Bio Planeta.

Children learn about Brazilian animals at Bio Planeta.

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The racetrack is a classic of the place.

The racetrack is a classic of the place.

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Although not participating in one of the guided activities, guests at Hotel Carroção they are scattered around the maze, the games room, the tree-climbing trail and the football field. The pools are also successful: there is one with a deck to jump safely into the water, one heated and shallower, and another heated. The monitoring team takes care of children from the age of five from the moment they wake up until bedtime, stopping only to take a shower.

– What about the babies?

Children from 4 years old can enjoy the best guided activities on the Carroção. Babies generally enjoy the Baby Zoo and the shallow, heated pool, but there is no specialized playroom or monitor for this age group. A pantry is open 24 hours a day to heat baby bottles or baby food.

bedroom

There are two categories of rooms, both with L’Occitane facilities. The so-called “double room” is ideal for a family with one child: there is a king-size bed for a couple and a single bed for a child in the space of 25 m². The “family room”, with 90m², adds more cots as needed (up to six already have rooms), a bathroom and a living room with four armchairs. In addition, a tent with two children’s mattresses is set up so that children can “camp” in their own room. Accommodation is arranged twice a day and it is common for guests to find chocolate and carefully left notes on pillows when returning from activities.

A tent is set up for children to camp inside the

A tent is set up for children to camp inside the “Family Room”.

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The more economical

The more economical “double room” accommodates a couple and a child.

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Food

One of the most commented points in the evaluations from dray on Tripadvisor is the quality of the food, which exceeds the expectations for a hotel so focused on children’s activities. The only meal included in the rate is breakfast, always served in the restaurant. Africa. The other meals must be paid for separately and operate according to the à la carte system. restaurant America prepares dishes made with pasta, meat and seafood, which are popular with adults. If the options are not to the liking of the child’s mouth, the Africa It serves a children’s menu for lunch and dinner, exclusively for guests between the ages of 5 and 12. There is also a poolside restaurant that offers live music on Saturday evenings and serves a variety of dishes – including a themed grilled dinner in summer and fondue in winter. Another refuge for adults is the mezzanine piano bar, which prepares classic drinks and wines.

Food is one of the most praised points by parents.

Food is one of the most praised points by parents.

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Delicious dessert at América restaurant.  Lunch and dinner must be paid for separately.

Delicious dessert at América restaurant. Lunch and dinner must be paid for separately.

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prices

For a couple and a child up to eight years old, the daily rate in the “double room” starts at R $ 2,400 during the week and R $ 3,000 on weekends. In the “family room”, the price for a couple and three children up to the age of eight starts at R $ 3,000 during the week and R $ 3,750 at the weekend. For children over the age of eight or other elderly guests, an additional 30% of the daily rate will be charged. Prices are rising for the holidays. The stay includes breakfast and all activities, but you must pay extra for food and drinks for other meals. Reservations can be made through the site.

A The place of wagons it also works with daily use. On certain dates each month, it is possible to stay at the resort between 9:00 and 16:00, during which time there are four activities (usually the most popular, Lost evaluation, stone riddles, Indiana Jones Trail e Spazukamonaring) . The package costs R $ 594 per person with breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee. Children between the ages of three and five pay half the price, and children under three have free admission. Reservations must also be made through the site.

“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 wonderful experience. My 9-year-old son was very comfortable. He certainly came home differently.” – Daniel M, December 2021

“Disney Standard was the review that best defined our hotel experience. I came back with a lot of good luggage experiences. The monitors make the difference with activities that make the stay a real adventure for the whole family. I think it is an opportunity for parents and children to connect with each other and with nature. The restaurant has excellent food and good value for money. The rooms are huge and with good beds. Not to mention the tent inside the room, which we barely had time to get used to. chocolate in the room every night. It deserves the title of the best hotel for traveling with children, without a doubt “. – Chris N, September 2021

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