Cristalino Lodge is nestled beside the banks of the Cristalino River in a private forest reserve in the southern Amazon Rainforest. There are 18 rooms, ranging from standard to spacious bungalows set within the forest.
All the accommodation has ceiling fans and screened windows allowing the sounds of the jungle into the room as well as hammocks outside. The bungalows have in addition an outside shower set in a private garden.
As well as an extensive network of walking trails through the rainforest and canoeing options, Cristalino Lodge boasts a 50 metre canopy tower with three different platforms for watching wildlife below and above the canopy, and there is a screened tree house for chance sightings of tapirs and peccaries that arrive to feed on the salt clay.
Why we like it
Great guides, exciting selection of activities and good wildlife sightings, particularly birds, for the Amazon. Combines well with the wetland area of the Pantanal.