We list bellow the awards that have been presented to the Cristalino Lodge.
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
CRISTALINO LODGE AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Recognized as a Top Performing Eco Lodge by Travelers
Cristalino Lodge received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews. Certificate of Excellence winners include properties that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers, as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. We thank all our guests for visiting us and for taking their time to write their experiences. Through responsible tourism, our guests are also contributing with the conservation of this very special area in the Amazon, with over 11,399 hectares of pristine rainforest where the lodge is located.
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNER - 2015
ANCIENT FOREST FOUNDATION
WILDFORESTS BEST ECOLODGES
The CRISTALINO LODGE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF THE 18 BEST ECOLODGES in the world BY ANCIENT WORLD FOREST FOUNDATION, an organization that is commited to the conservation of forests AND ECOSYSTEMs, as well as the best practices for RESPONSIBLE TOURISM.
The award celebrates the efforts of the global eco-tourism industry in promoting forest conservation. Regional leaders in conservation tourism offering inspiring travel experiences are recognized.
More information on the Wildforests website.
Wildforests Best Ecolodges - 2013
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
World's 25 Best Ecolodges
The Cristalino Lodge was chosen as one of the "25 Best Ecolodges 2013" by the prestigious National Geographic Traveler magazine.
The hotel was featured in their June/July 2013 edition and in a gallery of special photos showing the "World's Best Ecolodges" on National Geographic Traveler’s award-winning website.
The Cristalino Lodge is the only Brazilian ecolodge on the list - and there is just one other in the whole of South America.
The selection process was competitive and the National Geographic editorial staff were dedicated in their efforts to find the best, most authentic and most sustainable ecolodges in 2013. According to editor and partner Amy Alipio, "this year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The chosen ecolodges capture the spirit of exploration and environmental commitment of the organization."
The list of the world's 25 Best Ecolodges can be found on the National Geographic Traveler website.
World's 25 Best Ecolodges - 2013
GLOBAL VISION AWARD WINNER
TRAVEL + LEISURE
The Cristalino Lodge was one of the winners, in the conservation category, of the Global Vision Award 2012, presented by Travel + Leisure magazine.
This is a prestigious award that recognizes "visionaries" for their efforts to "change the world for the better", in the words of the publication.
Established in 2005, the award recognizes the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that are working to preserve the world’s natural and man-made treasures. This year's judges included: Yves Béhar, an award-winning industrial designer; Bonnie Burnham, president and CEO of the World Monuments Fund; Gregory Carr, a conservationist and philanthropist; David Gensler, executive director of the Gensler global design firm; Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Zainab Salbi, the founder of Women for Women International; Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics; Anya Schiffrin, program director of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and John Wood, the founder of Room to Read.
Travel + Leisure - 2012
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
Best 19 Hotels in Brazil
CRISTALINO LODGE was SELECTED AS ONE OF THE 19 BEST HOTELS OF BRAZIL by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER.
In its Stay List 2011, the National Geographic Traveler magazine showed its selection of the most authentic hotels in South America, which takes into consideration hotels and lodgings that reflect the local culture and are committed to community involvement and ethical sustainability.
For more information, see the National Geographic Traveler website.
Best 19 Hotels in Brazil - 2011
WORLD SAVERS AWARD WINNER
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
the Cristalino Lodge was a winner of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards.
Seventeen judges reviewed the 142 applications and looked at how the companies were practicing social responsibility in five areas: cultural and/or environmental preservation, poverty reduction, education, wildlife conservation and health. Thirty-eight finalists were selected and the winners were ranked by compiling the judges’ final scores.
The finalists were honored at the World Savers Awards ceremony, held in New York on September 23, 2008, as part of the Condé Nast Traveler 2nd annual gathering. The Cristalino Lodge was listed in the September 2008 issue as one of 38 businesses around the world that was considered a leader in terms of social responsibility.
Dorinda Elliott, the magazine’s special projects editor, said, "These finalists are the most important examples of how hotels, airlines, shipping companies and tour operators around the world can inspire their partners to improve the world in which we live. The efforts of these World Savers, which range from building schools to providing medical supplies, restocking wildlife reserves and providing micro credit, are examples for the entire tourism industry."
Vitoria Da Riva Carvalho, owner of the Cristalino Lodge, responded that, "We are proud of this international recognition by Condé Nast Traveler for the environmental conservation work being carried out in the Cristalino Private Natural Heritage Reserve."