When it comes to taking a “surf vacation,” most of us will usually look to Mother Nature to influence our decisions. The best vacation destinations are generally the places with the best waves. While the hotels and resorts in those destinations might be great, they’re certainly not the driving factor when it comes to picking a vacation spot. Garopaba, Brazil is setting a pace that might be changing that mentality forever.
A new resort catering exclusively to surfers is being planned for the city of Garopaba. Surfland Brasil will feature not only a luxurious resort, but also condos, a surf park, and more. In a nutshell, if vacationers love surfing and spending time outdoors, Surfland Brasil will soon become one of the hottest destinations on the planet.
The centerpiece of the resort will be a giant wave pool called Wavegarden Cove. Here, surfers will be able to ride artificial waves without ever having to worry about pesky things like the weather affecting the swells. When guests have had all of the surf lagoon they can take, there will be plenty of other attractions throughout the resort to enjoy. Surfland Brasil will also include tennis courts, swimming pools, a gym, running track, spa, and even a surfing museum. There will be activity areas for younger children and several restaurants on the property.
While some “purists” aren’t crazy about the idea of artificial waves, there are plenty of industry pros who whole-heartedly endorse the phenomenon. Pro-surfer and two-time world champ Gabriel Medina is one of them. He personally tested out the Wavegarden Cove prototype a few years ago and has become the head ambassador for the Surfland Brasil project.
Garopaba is already a popular destination for surfers, with gorgeous beaches and amazing weather. With the addition of the new resort, it will become one of the biggest surfing destinations in the world, where lovers of the sport can immerse themselves in the entire surfing culture for their entire trip.
While there isn’t an official opening date scheduled yet, you can bet that surfers around the globe will be keeping a close eye on the development of the resort.