Visit the Serra Bonita Reserve
The Serra Bonita Reserve possesses a Research Station and Lodge, managed independently by the Reserve owners.
The Research Station houses the Becker Collection of Lepidoptera, a private collection of Neotropical moths organised and curated by Dr. Vitor Osmar Becker. The collection contains more than 250 thousand specimens that represent more than 25 thousand species. It is the third largest collection of Neotropical Lepidoptera in the World, after the collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and Natural History Museum in London.
Facilities for visiting scientists include:
. Six laboratories
. Auditorium with capacity for 60 people
. Scientific Library with more than five thousand titles
. Telephone and wireless internet
. Eight apartments with capacity to accommodate 32 people
. More than 10 kilometres of well maintained trails
The Lodge provides high quality accommodation open to researchers, ecotourists and birdwatchers. The Research Station is open for research and for courses and workshops. Visits can be arranged with fifteen days notice by contacting:
The Research Station and Lodge are non-profit making, with all income generated going towards maintenance and conservation.
How to get there
The closest airports to Camacan are Ilhéus (120 km) and Porto Seguro (215 km) to which there are daily connections with all major cities in Brazil. Transport from the airport to the Reserve and car hire can be arranged. There are also regular bus services from Ilhéus and Porto Seguro to Camacan.
If you travel by car, on arriving in Camacan ask for the road to Jacareci or the “estrada das torres”. After travelling 10 km along this road there is a large sign on the left indicating the entrance to the reserve. Turn onto this by-road and after six kilometres uphill (250 mertes to 800 metres altitude) you take a left turn. After one kilometre, congratulations!! You have arrived. WELCOME to the Serra Bonita Reserve! Click here to see map.