Chácara de Santa Helena is located on high ground, northeast of Brasilia, about 140m above Lake Paranoá and more than 1000m above sea level, with a view over Sobradinho and Planaltina.
It is characterized by a relatively sharp morphology, bounded at northeast by a wide range of water and extensive green spaces. The climate is tropical with wet and rainy summer and dry and cold winter.
The resort combines two hotels, a clubhouse, tourist houses and several sports facilities like football fields, swimming-pools and gymnasium as well as infrastructures to support training.
Environmental concerns are obvious at various levels: the respect for the terrain’s morphology, the use of natural resources and the inclusion of technologies that support environmental sustainability. Thus, the sun and wind produce electricity, rain water is treated and used, solar panels provide energy to heat the water, active and passive acclimatization technologies are used and a home automation system regulates the different equipments and the energy consumption.