Luxury Lodges in the Pantanal
Despite being the largest tropical wetlands in the world, the Pantanal has managed to stay off South America’s mainstream tourist trail, meaning that the area is virtually untouched and the tranquility and serenity are in full force. The luxury lodges in the Pantanal are eco-lodges and aim to produce as little carbon footprint as possible, in order to ensure that the region stays protected.
The Pantanal is designed for adventurers who want to experience natural beauty without pomp and splendor. There are many fazendas (ranches) that offer basic but comfortable accommodation and then there are a few lodges that offer something a little more luxurious. This article is going to concentrate on the more luxurious places to stay in the Pantanal.
Baía Grande Lodge, Southern Pantanal
The Baía Grande Lodge is most likely exactly what you had in mind when you decided to spend you vacation on a ranch in rural Brazil. It has a big open air pool, with space to lounge around in the sunshine and over 2.5 acres of land to explore on foot or horse-back. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and there are hammocks to chill in after a day of touring the Pantanal. There is also a kitchen on site where talented chefs prepare simple, delicious meals three times a day for the lodge’s guests.
Barranco Alto, Southern Pantanal
Barranco Alto is an eco lodge that boasts just five rooms, making a stay in this accommodation both intimate and peaceful. Meals are served from the lodge’s kitchen and are crafted using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. You will be able to enjoy a range of traditional Brazilian dishes before heading off on a tour to explore the wilderness of the Pantanal. In the evening, you can enjoy a drink with your new friends from the comfort of the lodge as you watch the sun set over the glassy water.
Caiman Ecological Refuge, Southern Pantanal
Situated in southern Pantanal is the Caiman Ecological Refuge. Here, human activity blends in seamlessly with its natural surroundings, creating a harmonious accommodation in the middle of one of the world’s most spectacular green spaces. For ultimate luxury, opt for one of the suites in the Cordilheira Lodge, which comes equipped with a large bedroom, living room, bathroom, and balcony. Less extravagant digs can be found in the Baiazinha and Main lodges. When you’re not in your room, the pool and TV room are great places to mingle with other guests.
Hotel Porto Jofre, Northern Pantanal
The Hotel Porto Jofre is a high quality accommodation sitting just a stone’s throw from the Cuiaba River and the Three Brothers State Park. This is a prime location for spotting elusive jaguars, the star players of the Pantanal wildlife scene. The hotel comprises 28 apartments, complete with air conditioning and a TV – not that you’ll have time for much screen time with all the tours on offer. As for extra amenities, there is a pool and a TV room as well as a convenience store.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the Pantanal’s luxury lodges, but it is an excellent selection of some of our favorites. Let this list inspire you to lock down a fabulous lodge and get one step closer to enjoying the holiday of a lifetime. For more information about booking a luxury lodges in the Pantanal, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.