The Caiman Ecological Refuge offers real luxury within the Pantanal with two stunning properties amidst an incredible setting by the floodplains which provides a great mix of comfort and fabulous wildlife viewing opportunities. It’s the place to stay in the Pantanal.
Caiman Ecological Refuge is located on a 53 thousand hectare ranch in the southern Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul and is a wonderful destination.
The property has two lodges, the Baiazinha Lodge and the Cordilheira Lodge which are spread 22kms apart. The lodges are accessed by road or light aircraft from Campo Grande. The two lodges function independently as they are remote from each other, are self-contained and have their own restaurant, pool, guides, vehicles and excursions.
The Baiazinha Lodge is a bird-shaped house, located on the shores of a lake, with 6 standard rooms decorated in traditional ranch style.
The Cordilheira Lodge has 5 double suites, decorated in contemporary style. Each of these has a separate bedroom and living room, bathroom, powder room and balcony. There is also a pool on a deck, surrounded by the vast expanse of the Pantanal landscape.
Caiman Ecological Refuge also runs an important conservation programme (including 2 successful projects focusing on jaguars and hyacinth macaws, which guests can get involved in). A presentation by the Onçafari team (jaguar tracking) is included in the high season but you can also book an optional specific jaguar spotting day which is highly recommended.
This really is a special place to stay if you want to get up close to Brazilian wildlife.