That Brazil has a privileged nature is no secret. What you may not know is that Pantanal is the largest flooded plain in the world, with a very rich ecosystem where more than 650 species of birds, 300 fish, 150 mammals and 50 amphibians have been identified. Precisely because of this explosion of life – in addition to the spectacular flora – it was declared a World Natural Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. To immerse yourself in this peculiar universe, Caiman Pantanal is the perfect way.
A little more than 30 years ago, Caiman Pantanal opened its doors, by the hands of entrepreneur and environmentalist Roberto Klabin, to be much more than just a hotel. The property is a true ecological sanctuary. It has adopted several projects focused on environmental preservation. The Onçafari is one of them. It was developed in a partnership between Klabin and former pilot Mario Haberfeld to protect jaguars from extinction. The result is fantastic. In ten years, more than 200 jaguars have been registered on the property, and 8 of them have collars with GPS signals so that the species can be studied. If you want to help with the research, you can adopt a jaguar by buying a monitoring collar with a life span of one year, for 30 thousand reais. Now, the Instituto Arara Azul, a beautiful work of the biologist Neiva Guedes, has removed the delicate blue macaws from the list of endangered animals. The monitoring of the birds is done from nest to nest. A work of ants, of inestimable value. It is also worth mentioning the RPPN Dona Aracy, which guarantees the perpetual preservation of the Pantanal biome in an area of 5.6 thousand hectares.
In addition to developing a responsible ecotourism that offers incredible safaris for the sighting of jaguars, tapirs, Pantanal deer, anteaters, tuiuiús, capybaras, caimans, alligators, blue macaws and many other species, Caiman Pantanal has a sophisticated hotel structure, from the accommodations to the gastronomy. During the pandemic the headquarters was totally renovated. The “Casa Caiman” reopened its doors in May 2021 with 18 charming suites, swimming pool, hammocks, fireplace room, bar and restaurant. For closed groups, the property offers two other independent villas “Cordilheira”, with 5 accommodations, and “Baiazinha”, with 6, a few kilometers from the main house. The property is located in the rural area of Miranda, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Access can be made by car from Campo Grande (236 km), from Bonito (160 km), or by turbo propeller airplane which descends on a private approved landing strip.
It is one of those must-see destinations in Brazil.
XoXo and great week to all.