The Cristalino Lodge promotes memorable adventures in the tropical forest and provides great opportunities for you to get to know the Amazon, at any time of the year.
The Amazon is a tropical region lying on both sides of the equator, though mostly to the south, and is classified as a tropical rainforest. The temperature is warm, ranging from a high of 35°C to a low of 15°C. At night it can feel comparatively chilly, so we recommend visitors to bring a light sweater. At Cristalino Lodge, there are two well defined seasons: the dry season from June to November, and the green season, from December to May. Both are excellent to visit the Amazon, presenting unique features that enrich your journey.
During the dry season, the river reaches its lowest point in September, when the rocks exposed and there are a lot of rapids -, which is also a great time to see large mammals and birds. During the green season, the forest becomes more humid and the river is at its fullest, covering the rocks and flowing placidly. Rain can fall at any time of the year, but it is much more common and abundant between October and May, although the showers tend to be heavy but short, with the clouds clearing to leave a clear blue sky and a fresh earthy smell in the air. The months of November and June are also wonderful, because they show the transition between the seasons and the sky is especially colorful.
WHEN TO COME
Our visitors have been reporting excellent feedback for their stay, whatever the month.
Our team will be delighted to welcome you at the Cristalino Lodge whenever you are ready for an unforgettable forest adventure.
The forest is lush and full of flowers, especially orchids, heliconias and bromeliads. The river reaches its highest level in March. The humidity is also high. It is a good time to observe monkeys, due to the abundance of food in the forest. It is also a time when many species are making their nests.
A thin layer of mist hangs above the forest early in the morning. It is a landscape that is well worth observing from the top of one of our observation towers. The sunset at this time of the year is particularly colorful. Many species, such as the monkeys, can be seen with their young and butterflies are also frequently observed.
The nights at this time of the year are a bit cooler, sometimes reaching 15°C. The forest is drier and the river reaches its lowest level, revealing rocks and rapids. The butterflies are very active and the chance of spotting larger mammals, such as tapirs and giant otters, on the riverbanks is much greater. The monkeys, on the other hand, are seen in smaller troops, due to the relative scarcity of food in the forest.
It is a sunny time of year when visibility is good. The forest becomes even greener and more luxuriant and many new philodendrons appear at ground level. Higher up, this is an excellent time to watch the monkeys and birds, as the vegetation is full of fruit and other foods.
Centenary Brazil Nut Trees can be seen throughout the year on the beautiful trails at Cristalino Lodge. Photo by Samuel Melim.