REGUA is located 80 Km to the north-east of Rio de Janeiro.
DD (decimal degrees)
DMS (degrees, minutes, secondes)
S: 22° 27′ 10.309”
W: 42° 46′ 13.011”
How to get to REGUA
The nearest international airport is Rio de Janeiro. From here you can travel by private lodge transfer, car or by bus.
Lodge transfer service
REGUA can provide a transfer service from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) airport. Please let us know in advance if you require this service and include your flight number and arrival date and time. See our transfer rate.
Travelling by car
REGUA is about two hours from Rio de Janeiro by car. The very last kilometre of the journey is on an unpaved road, however you do not need a 4WD.
From Rio de Janeiro International Airport take Avenida Vinte de Janeiro and turn right and drive across the Via. Presidente Joao Goulart road bridge. Just after the bridge turn off at the Avenida Brigadeiro Trompowski exit and follow the road round over another road bridge. Just after the bridge there is an exit on your left, take this and continue straight on. Soon after the road turns right onto the northbound Avenida Brasil towards Petrolopis. Continue along Avenida Brasil until you see a junction where you turn off right onto the BR116 (Rodovia Washington Luiz – Pista Lateral). Continue across the first junction and after a while you will reach the second junction where the BR116 leaves the Rodovia Washington Luiz – Pista Lateral and turns right onto Via. Marginal.
Turn right here and stay on the BR116 towards Teresopolis until you reach the junction with the RJ-122 at Guapimirim-Parada Modelo (you will see a flyover with a gas station and town on the right) where you turn right onto the RJ-122 (Estrada Rio Friburgo) towards Cachoeiras de Macacu and Nova Friburgo.
At kilometre 32 look for a speed trap by a petrol station on your right. Opposite there is a small bar on the corner of a side road, turn left here (look for signs for Cascatai Agua Mineral). Continue along this road for 11km to kilometre 12 – a junction with a dirt road to your left (with another bar on our right, signs pointing right for Guapiaçu and Hotel Fazenda and a sign pointing left to REGUA). Take this dirt road and after 500m you will cross a bridge. Continue for 300m where the road turns sharp left.
After another 500m, cross a small bridge and turn right immediately after this bridge and drive through the double gates into the reserve (you will see a sign and the REGUA nursery on the corner). Continue along the main track past the conservation center building on your right and up the drive to the lodge.
Travelling by bus
REGUA can also be reached by public bus service. From the airport take a taxi or local bus to Novo Rio de Janeiro bus terminal. From here a company called 1001 (Mil e um) run a regular service to Nova Friburgo .
Alight at Cachoeiras de Macacu bus terminal and take a Colletivo Guapiaçu bus to Areal (cost about R$5) asking the driver to drop you at REGUA (last bus leaves at 17:00). From the entrance gate walk up the main track to the lodge. Alternatively, from Cachoeiras de Macacu you can get a taxi for around R$80 (at the bus terminal ask for a taxi to Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu).