We are nature lovers and chose this lodge as it was off the beaten track and away from civilisation. It is a 90 minute bus ride, followed by 30 minutes on a boat from Alta Floresta.
The lodge was basic, our standard rooms had the basic necessities, but some luxury rooms were available- these looked very nice.
Dinner was served in a restaurant and the food was simple but very good and tasty- a necessity after a day hiking through the jungle. The staff were efficient and our needs were catered for.
On the wildlife side we had an amazing guide- George who seemed to know every sound the jungle had. We did a mixture of hikes, boat trips, and used both the 50m towers (a must). Though mammals were meant to be hard to see we had excellent sightings- 5 species of monkey, night monkeys, possums, Tapir 6 times, Coati, otter and more. (Also fresh puma dung- but did not see the cat). Birding as expected was excellent with many colourful birds and plenty of Macaw´s from the towers.
A definite must for any nature lover!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cristalino Lodge is a premier destination in the Amazon for nature lovers. Located in the middle of a 28,167 acre private reserve, an area 30% larger than New York’s Manhattan Island, the lodge offers unique outdoor experiences. Built to harmonize with the surrounding forest, the eco-friendly bungalows provide a pleasant and comfortable stay. The lodge is a winner of the World Savers Award, presented by Condé Nast Traveler in 2008, and was selected as one of the best hotels in Brazil by National Geographic Traveler in 2011, due to its combination of authentic experiences, sustainability ethic and comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cristalino Jungle Hotel Alta Floresta
- Cristalino Jungle Lodge Alta Floresta, Brazil