Region: Pantanal and Central West

Hotel Pantanal Norte

Situated on the banks of the Cuiaba River at the end of the Transpantaneira Highway

Southern Pantanal

Accessed from Corumba and Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul state, the southern Pantanal has an extensive river system including the Miranda, Aquidauana and Negro Rivers (tributaries of the Rio Paraguay) and a vast interior of cattle ranches extending to hundreds of thousands of acres each. Compared to the north, the south remains wetter … Continued

Bonito and Jardim

Found to the south of the Pantanal, the busy Bonito area is famous for its lively town, clear springs, limestone caves and snorkelling in limpid rivers full of fish. A little further south, Jardim, a sleepier town, is a bit closer to the sites of interest for the serious naturalist. Those attractions include plentiful giant … Continued

Pousada Aguape

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

Northern Pantanal

From Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso state, the Transpantaneira Highway penetrates through the top third of the Pantanal south to the Cuiaba River border with Mato Grosso do Sul state. Apart from containing all the species for which the Pantanal wetlands are famed, this is the area with the highest chance of seeing jaguar in … Continued

Fazenda Baia das Pedras

Set in an area is known for its large congregations of rhea, pampas deer, peccaries, and coatis


A 5,600 hectare private reserve which supports a variety of research and management projects

Fazenda Barranco Alto

Excursions include game drives, boat trips on the Rio Negro, horse riding, hikes and kayaking

Pousada do Parque

Located on the border of the park with pleasant views over an impressive canyon

Pouso Alegre Lodge

A great stopover for those travelling further south or back up north along the Transpantaneira

SouthWild Pantanal

Comfortable accommodation for serious wildlife enthusiasts and photographers

Fazenda San Francisco

Available activities include trail hikes, canoeing, horse riding, boat tours, night drives and photo safaris

Hotel Cabanas

Situated on the banks of the crystal-clear Formoso River