Caiman Ecological Refuge is perhaps the most luxurious lodge in the Pantanal. Specifically located in the south, around three hours’ drive from Campo Grande airport, it consists of two standalone lodges within the grounds of a huge 53,000 hectare cattle ranch.
Cordilheira and Baiazinha function separately with their own facilities around 15 miles apart offering five double suites and six rooms respectively. Each has a swimming pool as well as their own guides and vehicles for excursions. Baiazinha is open all year however Cordilheira can be booked as a private villa outside of June to September.
Wildlife viewing opportunities are impressive with a large lagoon, savannah and forest to explore on horseback, on foot, by canoe or 4×4. With the set-up of various conservation projects in their grounds, guests are able to take a guided jaguar tracking safari once per stay.
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Caiman Ecological Refuge Information
- Location & Getting There
Caiman Ecological Refuge is located on a 53 thousand hectare ranch adjoining the small town of Miranda, in the Pantanal wetland, a 3-hour drive from Campo Grande Airport.
It consists of two standalone lodges, Cordilheira and Baiazinha, which hosts 5 double suites and 6 standard rooms respectively. Baiazinha Lodge has a social area which comprises of a living room, dining room that accomodates 12 guests, an outdoor deck and pool, and rooms with a balcony which overlooks the crystal-clear lake. Cordilheira Lodge also features the same facilities in its social area, with its 5 suites accomodating 10 guests, all equipped with a bedroom and living room, powder room and a balcony which provides views of the wooded hillside and lake.
- Swimming pool
- Sun decks
- Dining: Dining room
Wildlife viewing opportunities are ample with the large lagoon, savannah and forest to explore on horseback, on foot, by canoe or 4×4. With the set-up of various conservation projects in their grounds, guests are able to take a guided jaguar tracking safari once per stay. Other regular activities include a photographic safari, walking tours, canoe tours, jeep safari and night safari.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.