- Immerse yourself in a very special ecosystem in the southern part of the Brazilian Amazaon
Cristalino Lodge is situated beside the clean, calm waters of the majestic River Cristalino. This region is recognised as an important area of the Amazon in terms of its biodiversity. The exceptional number of species, even by Amazon standards, makes this one of the region's richest places for observing birds, mammals, butterflies and orchids in a primary forest environment. Cristalino Lodge is set within a huge private national heritage reserve with 11,399 hectares of primary forests, an area larger than Manhattan Island (USA). The lodge’s forest reserve is located just beyond the borders of the Cristalino State Park, an extremely important conservation area of 184,860 hectares, which is connected to other protected areas.
The Cristalino Lodge's architecture was carefully designed to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding jungle. Guests enjoy a cosy bed, refreshing baths, a soothing hammock and every convenience close at hand. The bar, with an inviting bonfire burning in the middle of its open deck, provides a view of the star filled night sky, while the restaurant complements the experience by serving delicious candlelight dinners. Cristalino Lodge is seriously committed to the environment, with various initiatives towards responsible tourism. In addition, the hotel supports the Cristalino Foundation, an organisation that is devoted to environmental education, human development, and research in the region.
A wide range of outdoor activities is available, helping guests to integrate with nature. The half-day tours take place each morning and afternoon, and can include canoeing, hiking in the forest along 30 kilometres of trails, climbing the 50 metre observation towers, boat trips, as well as fauna and flora observations. The guides are all nature lovers who enjoy sharing their knowledge and respect for the Amazon.