Pousada Aguape

Situated on a bank of the Aquidauana River in the southern Pantanal

Pousada Aguape

Situated on a bank of the Aquidauana River in the southern Pantanal, Aguape ranch has been in the same family for over 150 years. Today it still continues with cattle ranching, but has diversified its activities to include eco-tourism and fishing.

The Pousada has 15 simple en suite rooms (housing a total of 45 guests) with air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Facilities include a lounge with TV, games room, restaurant, swimming pool and hammock area.

Excursions are offered around the property on horseback, on foot, in 4×4 safari vehicles as well as boats cruising on the river. There are also night safaris in 4×4 trucks offering good chances of seeing nocturnal mammals by spotlight.

For those interested in the Pantaneiro way of life, there is the opportunity to assist the ‘guachos’ with cattle drives and other traditional ranching activities.

Pousada Aguape is very child-friendly with comfortable hammocks, an outside dining area with regular traditional BBQs and a small library room with TV and internet access. There is also a games room, sand pit with volleyball court, souvenir shop and meeting room.


Air-conditioned en suite rooms, swimming pool, hammock and resting area, outside dining area, library, TV and internet access, souvenir shop, games room, volley ball court and meeting room. There is also a small airstrip for chartered planes.

Local Wildlife

Regular sightings include giant anteater, pampas deer, crab-eating fox, yellow armadillo, toco toucan, hyacinth and blue and yellow macaws and abundant capybara and caiman.

Optional Activities

Horseback rides around the ranch, walking trails, guided boat wildlife trips along the river, daytime and spotlight night safaris in 4x4 vehicles.

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Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

Pousada Aguape is an ideal location for families to experience the Pantanal and can be easily combined with the Bonito area, which offers even more enjoyable family activities.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Well, you did ‘what it said on the tin’ – we searched for Jaguars and found an Ocelot!! ….. oh yes and 12 sightings of Jaguar!!!

Mr MW - Bedfordshire