Cristalino Jungle Lodge
One of the Amazon's most comfortable and competent lodges
- 18 rooms
- Restaurant and Bamboo Bar
- Open decking area on the water
- Two 50m observation platform towers
- Floating decking area
- Reading room
- Free WiFi
- Conference hall for lectures
- Canoeing and boat trips
- Trails and nature tours: natural history tours combining unique outdoor activities
- Canopy towers
- Flora and fauna observation
- Guests are looked after by a specialist birdwatching or general naturalist guide in small groups
Truly one of the best lodges to explore the natural world of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest – as confirmed by the National Geographic Traveller, who named it one of the best hotels in all the country – the Cristalino is a spectacular, very comfortable and conscientiously designed jungle lodge for serious nature lovers.
Set in its own 28,167-hectare private reserve and only reachable by boat, the lodge also manages to combine several different accommodation options for every type of traveller. Families will find the two-bedroom bungalows very comfortable, and couples looking for extra privacy will find the ‘special bungalows’ ideal. Things like solar-powered hot water and biological waste treatment keep the property sustainable with minimum impact on the precious environment around you. Private verandas and outdoor showers come as standard in all category of rooms, and upper-tier options feature private gardens and L’Occitane products.
The staff here look after every individual guest beautifully, as do the lodge’s team of naturalist guides and wildlife experts who lead you on your daily expeditions. Choose from a scheduled programme of diverse activities depending on your length of stay, or pick and choose what you like, mixed in with the right balance of relaxation.
Combining remoteness with an elegant style of comfort, expert nature activities and outdoors adventure, and fantastic facilities for its position, Cristalino is without a doubt one of our favorites.
Protecting the rich Cristalino area is an integral part of the hotel’s work, and in 1999, the Cristalino Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, was set up to work in partnership with the eco lodge. The Cristalino Lodge and the Cristalino Foundation make use of their synergy to preserve this special Amazon retreat, undertaking responsibilities including the conservation and monitoring of the forest reserves where the Cristalino Lodge is located, research and knowledge generation, and promoting sustainable development in the region.
School of the Amazon
The School of the Amazon, an educational program involving the students of the schools in the region that seeks to create a positive relationship between young people and the forest, also falls within the scope of the Cristalino Foundation activities.