In tune with nature’s rhythm, the freshwater swimming pool changes color with the seasons in the Amazon
Despite any philosophical concept, none of the guests at the Juma Amazon Lodge plunge twice into the same river, especially they are diving into the freshwater pool of this forest hotel that is located some 100 kilometers from Manaus, and isolated in the heart of the Amazon.
The pool, which was designed to enable guests to interact fully with the Juma River, has a steel mesh through which water can pass, but not animals. Its appearance is dictated by the rhythm of nature, with the tonality of the water changing according to the two seasons that prevail in Brazil’s northern region. During the flood period, from March to August, the level of the rivers rises and the pool becomes dark brown, while in the other months of the year, during the dry season, the water is clear.
When you are planning a trip to the Amazon, you need to be aware of changes in the landscape depending on the season, as some outdoor activities are also impacted. The season with the greatest accumulation of water is for appreciating the flooded regions of the forest, the igapós, while the dry season is for fishing and spotting alligators.
But accommodation at the Juma Amazon Lodge at any time of the year is guided by the spirit of adventure. Children and adults alike are encouraged to discover more about the habits and characteristics of the animals that live in the forest surrounding the property. This interaction is stimulated within a process of exchange and learning, but always in a safe way; and always in the company of local monitors, who are keen to show guests the natural beauty and teach them how to preserve one of the most important ecosystems in the world.
At the end of each journey immersed in nature, there is nothing better than returning to the hotel to enjoy the evening on the floating deck, whether by cooling off with a drink at the small pool bar, or going for an invigorating freshwater swim.
Covering an area of 7,000 hectares, the Juma Amazon Lodge was built on stilts, the same method the riverside population of the Amazon uses for building their houses. Protected by trees, the hotel’s facilities are built at a height of 15 meters above the ground, which is the maximum level reached by the river during the flood season. In line with the concept of sustainability, the hotel adopts practices such as the use of solar energy and recycling.
Guests can choose from 19 bungalows, all of which have a hammock on the balcony, hot water and a fan. Practicality is the highlight of the six units that face the forest, each covering an area of 40.5 m². If the idea is having greater privacy, then travelers can stay in one of the 12, 32 m² rooms that overlook the Juma River. For a stay that is truly exclusive, however, the 96 m² panoramic bungalow includes a king-size bed and a balcony that surrounds the accommodation, providing impressive views on all sides.
The Juma Amazon Lodge restaurant is both for fans of international cuisine and those who are looking to experience the flavors and aromas of the Amazon. The hotel also has a small bar.
Reservations can be made and further information obtained at www.jumalodge.com.br, by telephone +55 92 3232-2707, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.