This region is recognised as an important area of the Amazon in terms of 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 hectare of primary forests, an area 1.3 times larger than Manhattan Island (US). The lodge’s forest reserve is located just beyond the borders of the Cristalino State Park, an extremely important conservation area of 456,800 acres. The park is connected to other protected areas forming a huge conservation corridor in the Southern Amazon.
The ecolodge 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 organization that is devoted to environmental education, human development, and research in the region. Everything is geared towards sustainability through tourism, helping guests to integrate with nature.
A wide range of outdoor activities is available. The half-day tours take place each morning and afternoon, and can include canoeing, hiking in the forest along 30 km of trails, climbing the 50 metre observation towers, boat trips and fauna & flora observation. Our guides are all nature lovers who enjoy sharing their knowledge and respect for the Amazon.
The social areas include:
Bar with impressive views of the surrounding rocks and jungle and bonfire
Restaurant with indoor and outdoor areas, serving Brazilian and regional dishes
Large reading room
Presentation room for theme-based talks and workshops
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH