The Caiman Lodge was the first ecotourism operation in Southern Pantanal. Since the beginning, in 1987, their goal has been to create a very special haven for visitors interested in learning about and experiencing the majestic nature of the Pantanal, staying in an extremely comfortable and cozy atmosphere that reflects the lifestyle of the Pantanal people.
The Caiman Lodge is composed of three structures: Main lodge complex, Cordilheira lodge and Baiazinha lodge, spread across the ranch. The lodges have fully independent operations and offer guests the same excellence in hospitality services, gastronomy and ecotourism.
Southern Explorations offers the Baiazinha or Cordilheira lodges for our guests.
Baiazinha Lodge is a bird-shaped house, located on the shores of a lake, permanently flooded with crystal-clear water. It has six standard superior rooms, situated on the wings of the bird. Its balconies, overlooking a west-facing inlet of the lake, are an irresistible haven for watching the wetland sunset. Decorated in traditional ranch style, apartments welcome our guests pampering them with pure cotton sheets, down-filled pillows and hot showers. The bird’s body contains the living area of the lodge, which includes a dining room for 12 guests and a large and cosy living room with cable TV and DVD. Outside, a deck includes the pool, sun beds and comfortable hammocks, framed by the lake and vast Pantanal landscape.
On one side, a wooded hillside to observe local fauna throughout the day. On the other, a branch of the lake, either dry or full, depending on the season, demonstrates the flood-water cycle to visitors. Recently renovated, Cordilheira has 5 suites, decorated in contemporary style. Each of these has a separate bedroom and living room, bathroom and balcony. Cordilheira offers guests outstanding comfort and pampering, with pure cotton bed linen and towels, down-filled pillows and heated showers: a real treat after long walks in the natural environment of the Pantanal. In the social area, a cozy living room extends to a dining room for 10 guests. Outside, a large room with TV, DVD and games welcomes visitors in the intervals between excursions. There is also a pool on the deck, surrounded by the vast expanse of the Pantanal landscape.
Main Lodge Complex:
The main lodge complex consisit of two separate lodges. The Main Lodge I is close to the central offices of the hotel, allowing greater contact with the daily activity of the pantaneiro. Very charming, the Main Lodge II offers a wonderful view of the Bay from the rooftop deck. It is just 100 meters away from Main Lodge I.
- Swimming pool
- Air conditioning
- Private bathrooms