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Refúgio Ecológico Caiman, Pantanal

The Caiman Ecological Refuge is located about 250km from Campo Grande airport and was inaugurated in 1988. The hotel has four lodges with different architecture, named; Sede I, Sede II, Baiazinha and Cordilheira. Sede I, is always open, but the other lodges are also open considering the hotel’s occupation, high season, etc. All the lodges have independent infrastructures for meals, tours and guides. During your stay, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), is included. Also some basic tours/activities are included: Ecological trekking, Horse back riding, bicycling, canoeing, photo safari, and alligator spotting. The tours are monitored by bilingual guides.

The rooms at each lodge are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot water. The lodges have also 110 volts electric outlets, TV/living room and swimming pool. Each lodge has following capacity: SEDE I - 11 rooms (08 DBL + 03 TPL) - 25 people; BAIAZINHA - 06 rooms (02 DBL + 04 TPL) - 16 people; CORDILHEIRA - 06 rooms (02 DBL + 04 TPL) - 16 people; SEDE II - 06 rooms (04 DBL + 02 TPL) - 14 people.

POUSADA SEDE I - The main building of Refúgio Ecológico Caiman.
The main lodge and the former residence of the Caiman Ranch is built in a Spanish style. The pousada has 11 apartments with private baths with warm water and air-conditioning. There are also one central living room with TV and Video, swimming pool, and a restaurant which offers traditional home-made food. This lodge is always open, meanwhile the other 3 pousadas may be closed, depending on the number of guests.

POUSADA BAIAZINHA
Raised on wooden stilts and resembling a bird with outstretched wings. The pousada is located 9 km from the main lodge and stands at the edge of a small cove of permanent wetland, facing a tree-covered islet. The serves as a dormitory for Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Cormorants, Ibises and many other birds. This rustic styled lodge houses 6 apartments with private baths with warm water, air-conditioning and terraces. There are also one ample central living room with a large porch, home styled restaurant, observation tower and swimming pool.

POUSADA CORDILHEIRA
Constructed of bricks and raised on wooden stilts, the Cordilheira lodge - situated on the edge of a seasonal wetland, 13 km from the main lodge - boasts a special castle-like observation tower which provides a more extensive view of the surrounding ridges. Inside are 6 apartments with private baths with warm water, air-conditioning and terraces. There are also an ample rustic central living room, home styled restaurant and pool.

POUSADA SEDE II
The Sede II lodge has 6 apartments with private baths with warm water and air-conditioning. There are also a spacious central living room, a pool, a dining room and a small home styled restaurant. The interior was totally redecorated in the style of the region's native residents the Kadiweu Indians reproducing their art and designs throughout the building. A nearby grove of palm trees shelters numerous pairs of the increasingly rare Hyacinth Macaw. It is located 1 km from the main lodge and has a dependency from there concerning catering of meals, local trips, and guides/stuff.