The lodge has a Private Reserve with more than 29,652 acres (46 square miles), an area two times larger than Manhattan island. This pristine forest reserve is home to a large variety of habitats and natural communities, allowing our guests to see wildlife in its natural state of being.
The lodge has a serious management plan with the following goals:
- Conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
- Environmental education activities with the local community - which is part of a series of efforts to promote environmental awareness and people empowerment in the region
- Responsible Ecotourism Activities at the lodge - with small group sizes and several efforts to promote sustainable tourism
- Support research of natural resources through the Cristalino Ecological Foundation
The private reserve is divided in geographical zones with different purposes such as tourism, conservation, research and monitoring. This area is managed by the Cristalino Ecological Foundation in partnership with Flora & Fauna International.