Caiman Ecological Refuge (suite at Cordilheira lodge)

  • An outdoors common area

Caiman Lodge was established in 1987 and was the first ecotourism operation in the Southern Pantanal. It is located on a 131,000-acre (53,000-hectare) ranch 23 miles (36 kilometers) from the small town of Miranda, in the Pantanal wetlands in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.

It has 2 complexes some distance apart from each other, which don’t share any common spaces: Baiazinha, and Cordilheira.

Baiazinha Lodge has 6 rooms and is located on the shores of a permanent lake (i.e. never dries up) with crystal-clear waters. Cordilheira Lodge has 5 suites and sits between a seasonal lake and a wooded hillside.

  • Location: Pantanal
  • Stars categorization for this lodging: Lodge
  • Our categorization for this lodging: Deluxe category (see our categorization standards below)
  • Quantity of rooms: 11 rooms
  • Important: this hotel only allows guests not younger than 8 years old
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Has free Wi-Fi in lobby (Wi-Fi might be available in other public areas)
  • Offers laundry service (has an extra cost)
  • Does not have public PCs with Internet access for guests
  • Room category included: suite at Cordilheira lodge
  • Approximate room size: can vary from 312 square feet (29 square meters) to 430 square feet (40 square meters). This size includes also the balcony area.
  • Bed options for double room: 1 queen sized double bed or 2 twin beds
  • Bed options for triple room: triple rooms have 2 beds (or 1 bed and 1 sofa bed), one of the beds is a queen sized bed to be shared by 2 people. The bed for the third guest is a standard twin bed.
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom with shower (no bathtub)
  • Private balcony with hammock
  • Living room area
  • Includes 2 separate bedrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • In-room safe
  • No TV
  • No in-room minibar

Important: Room photos are for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and design may vary from room to room.

Our Lodging Categorization Standards

Why have we devised our own lodging classification standards?

Argentinean hotels are often categorized using stars, but with different criteria from those used internationally. These criteria are sometimes abused or outdated and therefore they don't accurately represent neither reality nor international standards.

Read below to learn about our lodging categories*

Nice hotels in good locations, with comfortable rooms including private bathroom, cable TV, phone in room and in most cases also mini bar and internet access. In some destinations, also a small gym.


A perfect choice for travelers who are looking for accommodations with more facilities and room amenities. Deluxe category lodging sometimes has spa facilities and a more luxurious decorative style.


Would you like a room facing the Iguazu Falls, to stay in the world-prized and luxurious Alvear Palace hotel, or to enjoy an beautiful lake view room at the Llao Llao hotel in Patagonia? Enjoy the most unique and exclusive hotels of Argentina with our "Unique & Exclusive Accommodation" category option.

This lodging category is only available in some destinations. In the other destinations the highest lodging category is the deluxe lodging category.

* Please check our detailed information page for each accommodation to confirm the specific facilities and room amenities provided.