Pantanal - Refúgio da Ilha Lodge
Pantanal de Miranda MS
Pantanal is the largest wetlands area on the planet and incredibly rich in plant and wildlife species! Nature just boasts beauty and diversity around this area! Those who like to watch the sun rise or set, brace yourself! The views are stunning!
Most of this wonderfulness is located within Mato Grosso do Sul state in Brazil and known as Pantanal Sul. That is an area where you find several places for staying overnight, doing activities, researching, relaxing, eating or simply being, connecting with the whole thing.
Because of culture and geography, overnight options in Pantanal include lodging, meals and activities all in one price. Places are far from each other and there are not many businesses in Pantanal, so when you choose a farm or pousada, you are choosing the place where you will sleep, eat and do your activities. The local staff is always very warm and dedicated.
Pantanal trips can be for ecotourism (Nature walks, horse rides, boat rides, bird watching, etc), fishing (Be sure to look into license regulations) or rural (Things like taking care of cattle, milking cows, etc). Look into each kind to make an informed decision about what is best for your plans.
It is important to know, as you plan your trip, that most places are difficult to get to. Some places you can only get to on a 4x4 vehicle or airplane. Some vary according to the seasons. There are options that regular, normal cars can get to with no problems, as well. You just need to pay attention and ask plenty of questions before locking down reservations.
Another trait worth noting, especially for those planning to stay overnight, is that because it is a remote location, not all urban amenities are available. Most places have poor phone and internet services. Some have no service whatsoever. Food can be limited in terms of brands and drinks may cost more than what you are used to.
It is all worth it, still, though. Because in the end you are experience something most people cannot even dream of! Staying overnight in Pantanal is choosing to truly spend some days away from it all, constantly connecting with nature and yourself! Open yourself up to the differences and experience something rustic, chill and real!