Pousada Fazenda Caeira's History
The name Caeira finds its roots in the ancient language of the native Indians. Its meaning, limestone, is representative of the location, since it is from this material and from the coral reef facing the beaches that the history of this ‘’Hotel Fazenda’’ springs from. Due to these two natural resources, in the seventies, Lorenzo Bucci Casari - farmer, builder, heir to a noble Roman family and lover of Brazil - chose this island as the place to achieve a dream kept for long years: discovering, after a series of successful investments in São Paulo, a place in the North of Brazil capable of becoming a great tourist destination.
He immediately fell in love with the reef found on the seafront of the island - so rare in the rest of the country- the beaches and the landscapes as well as the possibility of having direct access to the raw materials needed for the development of the region, such as limestone or clean water, not to mention the native inhabitants’ simplicity and kindness.
To this simple and humble island that he had discovered, he brought, over the years and at his own expense, electricity and telephone lines. He also improved part of the forest for pasture, built the first school as well as the first landing strip on the island. Furthermore, he struggled to maintain the natural environment, known as "Mata Atlântica", as intact as possible by transforming a substantial part of the land that he had acquired into an environmentally protected area and by preventing commercial exploitation of the waterfront. Apart from Fazenda Caeira , he also created the foundations of the Pousada. Both his love for Morro de Sao Paulo and his desire to protect the environment have survived up to the present through his own family, who still runs the property according to the same principles.
The plot where Fazenda Caeira is situated is one of the most beautiful and fertile on the island, the same can be said of the rest of the family property: Fazenda Pratiji, located in the south and reachable by day trip. Fazenda Pratiji is adjacent to the island's most breathtaking beach, which still remains untouched and has the style of an old coconut plantation.
Morro de São Paulo, nowadays, is one of the most popular tourist spots on the northeastern coast. This holiday destination has remained to be so popular thanks to the vision and competence of Lorenzo Bucci Casari, and this is the history of Pousada Fazenda Caeira.