The Cristalino Lodge has a Private Natural Heritage Reserve that is adjacent to the 460.000 acres Cristalino State Park and the Brazilian Air Force reserve with more than 5 million acres. Selected as one of the 25 best Ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler ,
due to its combination of authentic experiences, sustainability ethic and comfort, it is a very popular destination for nature lovers of all types, offering activities for people who want to see wildlife in its natural habitat.
Nearest Airport: Alta Floresta Airport
Prices: From £233.00
The Cristalino Lodge has just introduced 100% solar power generation for electricity consumption in its rooms, with the unveiling of 60 new solar panels. Electricity is available from 12:00 pm to 3 pm and from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Wi-fi is available at the lodge too,
This accommodation is similar to the private bungalow, however it has an additional outside bathtub, with hot and cold water, in a private garden setting-ideal for relaxing at the end of the day. Each room has 68 sq meters (731 sq feet) distributed in one bungalow, allowing for a greater privacy. These bungalows can accommodate from one to four people (two adults with two teenagers) with comfort.
The Private Bungalows have two comfortable beds, living room with two sofas or two reversible beds, spacious bathroom, fan ceiling, natural ventilation, large screened windows and private outdoor rest area with a hammock. Each room has 56 sq meters (602 sq feet) distributed in one bungalow, allowing for a greater privacy. These bungalows can accommodate from one to four people (two adults with two teenagers) with comfort. The amenities are provided by an organization with strong sustainable practices, using elements from the Amazon such as Guarana, Brazil Nut, Cupuaçu, Priprioca, Andiroba and Passion Fruit. The amenities will change according to the season.
These rooms offer two comfortable beds, spacious bathroom, reading table, extra outdoor shower, fan ceiling, natural ventilation, large screening windows and veranda with a hammock. Each room has 45 sq meters (484 sq feet) and accommodates from one to two people. Each block has two rooms with opposite entrances. The amenities are provided by an organization with strong sustainable practices, using elements from the Amazon such as Guarana and Passion Fruit. The amenities will change according to the season.
Standard rooms have a rustic feel and regional decoration, with two or three beds, fan ceiling, bathroom and natural ventilation. Each room has 23 sq meters (247 sq feet) and accommodates from one to three people. Each block has four rooms with opposite entrances. The amenities use Cupuaçu, a fruit from the Amazon.
There are three types of programs offered by the lodge:
BIRDWATCHING - Cristalino is a premier destination for bird lovers with a multitude of opportunities for observing, photographing, and learning about the amazing Southern Amazon Birds.
ECOTOURISM - These programs are designed for nature lovers seeking a memorable experience in the Amazon. Participants will learn about the wildlife—including mammals, trees, butterflies, reptiles and flowers—and its importance.
BUTTERFLY OBSERVATION - These programs are focused on observing the vast number of butterflies and skippers that inhabit this region.
The activities in each of these programs may include:
HIKING - The extensive trail system allows for wildlife observation according to the group’s needs and desires. The hikes take place on a variety of different habitats and trails.
CANOEING - The pristine Cristalino River is fabulous for canoe excursions
SWIMMING - The floating dock or the river rapids are safe, refreshing, and outstanding for bathing.
BUTTERFLIES - Watching butterflies during sunny hours is a highlight
BOAT TRIPS - Accompanied by guides for observation of wildlife on the riverbanks.
TREE HOUSE - A spot where mammals such as tapirs and peccaries feed on natural salty earth.
CANOPY TOWER - a 50 meter high galvanized Canopy Tower located in the middle of the Rainforest Reserve. Many birds and mammals that inhabit the canopies such as falcons, macaws, toucans, cotingas, monkeys and coxius can be seen from there. This tower is considered one of the most important in the Neotropics due to its geographic location, height and usefulness.