Jaguar Ecological Reserve


  • Jaguar Ecological Reserve


The Jaguar Ecological Reserve is a 1200-hectare federally registered reserve (R.P.P.N. - Reserva Particular de Patrimonio Natural) in the heart of the Pantanal. The Jaguar Reserve is owned by a local Pantaneiro family who has pledged to preserve it. For over a decade guests have enjoyed the homely comforts of a family-run lodge, the expertise of local guides, and the spectacular setting. This area has some of Brazil's most beautiful scenery and many of The Pantanal's finest wildlife habitat. 

The Reserve and the surrounding ranches are one of the best places in Latin America to see a jaguar, and sightings are frequent when cruising on the Cuiaba River. While we can't promise that you will see a jaguar or puma, we know that you will see other breathtaking wildlife during your stay. Smaller cats such as the ocelot, as well as tapir, giant anteater, peccary, howler monkey, caiman and hundreds of bird species, are regularly seen here.

As well as spotting jaguars on a boat trip, you can expect sightings of giant otters and numerous bird species. The lodge also offers guided walks through the Pantanal which are an excellent way of observing the local wildlife, culture and scenery of the region. Night drives allow you to experience the nocturnal world and its wildlife.

The Jaguar Ecological Reserve is one of the southernmost ecotourism lodges along the Transpantaneira, and the extra driving time is well worth the effort. The remote location offers the opportunity to enjoy the Pantanal at its most pristine. Wildlife tends to be more abundant near the Reserve than at other lodges closer to Pocone and Cuiaba and without doubt the jaguar sightings along the Cuiaba River are better than anywhere else in the world.

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Client Rating for Brazil 5/5 from 54 reviews

Simple rustic charm. Very local feel. 45 min drive to Porto Jofre each day but bird and some animal viewing en route. Local accompanied nature trails.

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Jaguar Ecological Reserve

Jaguar Ecological Reserve

Jaguar Ecological Reserve in the Pantanal is a small family-run lodge.

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