Location: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is a small pousada located in a rural farm of 2.800 hectares in the area of Pocone, 132 km (82 mi) southwest of Cuiabá, the capital of the state of Mato Grosso.
How to get here: Fly to Cuiaba (CGB) and take a road transfer of 2 hours to the lodge along a rural road, crossing a flat area.
Structure: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge offers just 19 rooms, all featuring air conditioning, a ceiling fan and a private bathroom with hot water. The lodge is built in a regional rustic style and includes leisure facilities such as a swimming pool and a large veranda with cozy hammocks.
Why staying here: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is one of the best places to stay in the northern Pantanal. The wetlands offer adventurous nature-based activities with expert naturalist guides done in small groups of max. 10 people: nature walks, trekking, horse riding, canoeing, photo safari, nocturnal walks, cycling etc. You will have the chance to unwind with a drink at the lodge’s bar and enjoy excellent local cuisine featuring Pantanal meat and fish, organic salads, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Despite the fact that other lodges in this region might close during the rainy season, Araras is reachable year-round.
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