is an ecological paradise. It has an incredible mix of ecosystems
including fields, wetlands and forests, with influences of the Amazon
and Caatinga. The Pantanal hosts a great variety of fauna and flora, both
aquatic and terrestrial.
is also the largest wetland
area in the world. During the year there
is a seasonal change of the water level. This flooding and drying of the land
has dictated the life and habits of the animals in the area and produced an
inland paradise with an unforgettable spectacle of sounds and colours.
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can explore the wetlands and rivers of Pantanal on foot, horseback or boat. Stay on a farm and live life as a
riding horses and fishing at the local rivers, or stay at a small and cosy family
“Pousada” where many activities such as photo safaris, alligator spotting and
bird watching are available.
anual cicle of flooding is the main reason for the big diversity and amount of fish in
Pantanal. The species with importance for sport fishing activities are
associated with the areas flooded the most. There are about 263 species listed, and 85% of those are from the
Ostariophysi superordem, including fish like Pacu, Dourado, Pintado and
Cascudo. The phenomenon of
"piracema", with the fish migrating upcurrent for reproduction is
observed in Pantanal and during this period fishing is forbidden.
The accommodation is in either Pousadas*
or farms, always catering for a small number of guests. The food is homemade
and generally cooked in wood burning stoves.
*Pousada is a small
family run Inn