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“Authentic jungle experience”
Review of Cristalino Lodge

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Cristalino Lodge
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Staying at the Cristalino Lodge feels like truly immersing yourself in the Amazon rainforest. Although luxurious for a jungle lodge, the lodge is eco friendly and sustainable. Food ingredients are grown organically within the premises, and solar power generators are used to power lighting and hot water throughout the lodge.

We stayed in a superior room, which was spacious, clean and luxurious, providing a comfortable place to relax between the activities of the day. The activities were varied and provided a thorough insight into the Amazon. They included birdwatching from 50m observation towers at sunrise/sunset, hiking through the forest and kayaking.

Through the activities we saw: Caiman, bats, lots of avian species, monkeys, peccaries, capybara, tapir, snakes, tarantula, and more...

The food was nourishing and fresh. The staff were very friendly, and dedicated to providing an enjoyable stay. A special thank you to Marcio who replenished us with fresh juices daily! And our very knowledgeable guide Braulio!!!

We also considered the Anavilhanas lodge near Manaus but are glad we opted for Cristalino! Due to Cristalino being located within kilometres of privately owned land, we did not encounter many people at all! This made the experience all the more immersive.

Room Tip: Choose the superior room - its worth the extra cost when you're in the jungle!
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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DeborahRochaMoraes, Gerente de relações públicas at Cristalino Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hello,

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you took some time to describe your experience at Cristalino Lodge in a such a pleasant way. We are honoured to know you have followed your travel senses and not regretted yourself of visiting the beautiful south of the Amazon in Brasil! We are also very happy to receive your compliments on your room at Cristalino, the activities in nature, the meals and our staff. Our intent is that you go back home with a relaxed and satisfied feeling! We hope you can visit us in a different period and enjoy more memorable days amid nature.

Have a very good day.

All the best,
Deborah

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

When my father in law offered this trip for me and my wife, I wouldn't imagine how fantastic it would be. Unfortunately It was only 2 nights and a full day, and rained most of the time, but in the 4 hours without rain, I had the most amazing experience of watching 26 different species of birds in a single place. Besides the nature experience, the lodge itself is an experience. The location of the lodge is in the middle of the rainforest jungle. To get there we took a 20 minute ride in a small motor boat and before that a 50 minute transfer from the airport. For those interested in an unique experience in the life of a rainforest, this is the place. Accommodations are amazing and the food menu was developed by a Chef, who was preoccupied in using only local ingredients. Amazing food. Prices are high, but well worth it. I'm already making plans to return this Spring (south hemisphere).

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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DeborahRochaMoraes, Gerente de relações públicas at Cristalino Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Dear Ricardo,

Thank you so munch for your review. It is so nice when life surprises us, isn't it?! Specially when we are surrounded by the infinite beauty of nature. We feel very inspired by your
story. It's almost as we could picture this really special moment that you narrate when rain stops and you discover amazing different bird species at Cristalino. What a great present you both have received from your father in law! Thanks for sharing this unique experience with us. We hope you and your wife remember it forever. And yes, Cristalino offers a delicious self-service buffet which prizes local organic ingredients. All special creations were thought by chef Ricardo Cunha whose recipes and carefully made by our talented kitchen staff. Do return during spring time, you will sure live more amazing discoveries amid the lush Amazon rainforest. You might be interested in our upcoming photography workshops, have a look in our website and prepare you camera!

Best regards,
Deborah

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit and yo live the forest with higher qualified staff, comfortable rooms, a lots of animals like monkeys, crocodile, and others nice place to do a hiking and see birds around.
Nice place to do yoga!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
Thank Adriana C
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DeborahRochaMoraes, Gerente de relações públicas at Cristalino Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Dear Adriana,

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your days at Cristalino Lodge. The mixture of lush forest and comfort with qualified staff is the essence of the Cristalino experience!

Regarding yoga programs, we are happy to tell you that we have two other yoga retreats happening this year.

Come visit us in another season and have a whole new experience in paradise!

Best regards,
Deborah

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you are staying at this jungle lodge make sure you have transport from Alta Floresta and that you will be picked up by a lodge boat to take you up river. The staff on the boats are very helpful and certainly look after you and your luggage. On arrival at the pier you will be met by lodge staff and taken to reception for room allocation. Your luggage will be delivered to your room. The rooms are ensuite, comfortable and kept clean by the staff. It is advisable to take a torch as the rooms are a short distance from the main building. In the main building there is a bar, a dinig room with excellent buffet meals, wifi and a meeting room. Nearby there is a library and a souvenir shop. All the staff are very helpful providing they understand your language. If they do not understand your language they soon find a member of staff that does. The safaris are by boat and the guide is an expert in most wildlife. Have a look at their web site to see what facilities are available.

Room Tip: All the rooms are in lightly cleared forest with wildlife around you.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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DeborahRochaMoraes, Gerente de relações públicas at Cristalino Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear guest,

Thank you for these comments on your Cristalino experience. We are honoured to receive your compliments! It is nice to read that you have highlighted such a very important aspect of our experience, which is to provide personalized services for our guests. Also, we are happy that you enjoyed your room and the meals during your days amid the Amazon forest.

Our intention is that you fly back home with a happy and relaxed sensation, and the best memories of the Brazilian Amazon! We hope you come back in another season for a new experience in our preserved, tropical paradise.

Best regards,
Deborah

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

From the moment we got on our first boat it was clear we were in very skilled and professional hands and the local guides and staff were brilliant, warm friendly and helpful and wen't out of their ways to cater for the sometimes demanding needs of a group of birders like us.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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DeborahRochaMoraes, Gerente de relações públicas at Cristalino Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Dear Trevor,

We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your birding experience at Cristalino Lodge. It is an honour to know that you felt well catered by our warm, friendly staff. Our dream is to exceed guest's expectations - at all times and in all places.

Feel very welcome to visit us again in our Amazon sanctuary!

Warm regards,
the Cristalino family

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Additional Information about Cristalino Lodge

Address: Avenida Teles Pires 2001, Alta Floresta, State of Mato Grosso 78580-000, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Mato Grosso > Alta Floresta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Alta Floresta
Price Range: RM1,290 - RM1,838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cristalino Lodge is a premier destination in the Amazon for nature lovers. Located in the middle of a 28,167 acre private reserve, an area 30% larger than New York's Manhattan Island, the lodge offers unique outdoor experiences. Built to harmonize with the surrounding forest, the eco-friendly bungalows provide a pleasant and comfortable stay. The lodge is a winner of the World Savers Award, presented by Conde Nast Traveler in 2008, and was selected as one of the 25 best Ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler in 2013, due to its combination of authentic experiences, sustainability ethic and comfort. ... more   less 
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Cristalino Jungle Hotel Alta Floresta

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