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Caiman Ecological Refuge

The Latin America Travel Company Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hotel Overview

Established in 1985 as the region’s first ecotourism initiative, Caiman Ecological Refuge is a 53,000 hectare ranch located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in the southern Pantanal. The ranch is accessed either by charter plane from Campo Grande in 50 minutes or by road in about 4 hours. There are two lodges on the property (Baiazinha Lodge and Cordilheira Lodge) which are located 22km apart from each other and function independently.

Famous for its groundbreaking jaguar conservation program, Caiman Ecological Refuge is a world leading pioneer in eco tourism

Each lodge has its own restaurant, pool, living areas, vehicles and guides. The standard of accommodation in both lodges is outstanding and second to none in the Pantanal. The property also encompasses the Miranda Estancia, a working cattle ranch, that is open for guests to visit. As one of the richest areas for wildlife in Latin America, activities are based around boat trips, photographic safaris, cycling, walking and birdwatching. Jaguar tracking excursions and safaris are recommended between June and September.


Features We Love

Jaguar tracking & jeep safari

Observation tower

Huge private ranch

Pioneering conservation projects

Services and Amenities

11 rooms over 2 separate lodges


Air conditioning & ceiling fans

Environmental centre

Working cattle ranch

Hyacinth Macaw project


Canoe tours

Daily guided excursions

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