Baia das Pedras was built in 1960 as a working cattle farm before being converted into a charming ecolodge in 2003. Retaining its traditional style, the lodge has just two double and three triple rooms, each of which is simply but comfortably furnished and all with air conditioning.
The farm kitchen specialises in traditional Pantanal cuisine, cooked on a wood fired oven and when not exploring the Pantanal there are hammocks dotted throughout the property to relax in. The owners of the lodge raise Pantaneiro horses as well as cattle and a stay here is a great chance to learn more about the culture and life of the cowboy.
Why we like Baia Das Pedras
A charming and intimate place from which to explore the magical scenery and wildlife of the Pantanal.
Activities and wildlife
All activities are included during a stay at Baia das Pedras. Canoeing in search of caiman and birdlife, hiking trails, night drives, photography safaris, traditional storytelling and horse-riding. Maybe join the resident cowboys lassoing and herding the cattle. The area is well known for deer, capybara, caiman, howler monkey, tapir, peccaries and toucan as well as hyacinth, yellow and red macaws.
There are no spa’s or pools at Baia das Pedras – a stay here is very much about the wonderful scenery, traditions and wildlife that surround the farm.
The Pantanal is home to a number of endangered species and Baia das Pedras welcomes scientists and researchers to the farm to study and monitor animals such as the giant armadillo, tapir and anteater. A team of five people typically spend around ten to fifteen days each month at the farm, during which time they set camera traps and monitor data. Animals are captured, data collected before fitting them with a transmitter enabling the team to monitor the individual for an extended period of time. Speak with us about the possibility of spending some time alongside the research team and even joining them on some of their daily research activities.
Baia das Pedras is located in the heart of the Pantanal, approximately 185 miles from Campo Grande airport. The farm can be reached by a one-hour small plane journey or overland from Campo Grande in between five and six hours, dependent on the weather conditions.