The Pantanal: Where to Stay

June 20, 2014
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One of the most fascinating and beautiful areas of Brazil, the Pantanal is not just a wildlife-spotter’s paradise, it is also home to some of the most peaceful and elegant eco lodges available for you to stay at. With the bustle and excitement of the World Cup in full swing, the Pantanal offers a brief sojourn from the trials and tribulations of populous city life.

Refugio Ecologico Caiman 

Considered one of the best ecotourism resorts in the Pantanal, the Refugio Ecologico Caiman is locaed in the town of Miranda on the edge of the Southern Pantanal in Mato Grosso do Sul. 236kms from Campo Grande, this resort combines a working cattle ranch with both conservation and tourism. With a strong ecological focus, amazing scenery and some unparalleled opportunities to spot rare wildlife, there’s no downside to this incredible location.

Refugio Ecologico Caiman has accommodation in two small lodges – Cordiheira and Baizinha – which are sprawled across the vast working ranch where cattle live harmoniously with more exotic wild species. The main ranch has recently been renovate d, and now includes 5 exclusive double suites, decorated in a contemporary style as well as offering outstanding comfort and excellent facilities including a picturesque pool deck area.

Rio Mutum 

The Pousada do Rio Mutum is a lodge located in the municipal district of Barao de Megaco, one of the most beautiful regions of Mato Grosso’s Pantanal. Made up of 22 cottage like apartments, arranged over a park area of 7 hectares, this lodge is well-equipped to provide you with as comfortable an experience as possible. Rooms at the lodge are cosy and colourful, ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring the excitements that the surrounding area has to offer.

Exploration can take a number of forms, from horseback rising through the forest and wetlands to exploring the trails on foot and full immersing yourself in the surrounding natural beauty. Try your hand and a spot of fishing, get out your binoculars and check out the flocks of birds or even the alligators if you’re there during the rainy season!

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