Although our fishing season is in winter, the weather here is considerably hot. During the day, temperatures can range from 22 to 35 Celsius (68 to 95 F). Usually, the climate is not as humid or hot as in other parts of Amazon because we are in the Southern part of Amazon in a mountainous area This also means that the nights are cooler (59 to 74).
This jungle is surprisingly friendly. Some no-see-ums and some mosquitoes may be present, but very few in our experience. We suggest that guests bring bug spray in case bugs are present in the early evenings and late afternoons. As for the rest, we remind you that this is a virgin rainforest where all kinds of spiders, scorpions and strange insects live. We recommend guests do not go deep into the Jungle, pass through dense vegetation or turn logs over, fallen leaves etc. We strongly recommend wearing long sleeve shirts and pants and buff face masks during your fishing week.
The Brazilian Real is about 5 R$ per 1 U.S. dollar. Dollar bills in Brazil are only accepted in perfect condition, or new, without breaks or marks. Most places accept credit cards.
We strongly suggest you contact your Credit Card company and request a new CHIPPED card for your travel in Brazil and elsewhere around the world. More and more foreign countries are switching to chipped cards, which are far more secure and more difficult to steal info from. The old magnetic stripped cards are frequently declined or do not work, leaving travelers in a very tight spot. Regardless of the type of credit card you have, be certain to call your credit card company (800 number on the back of the card) to notify them that you will be traveling outside the country. Once in Brazil, there are a couple of options to get Brazilian “Reals”:1) there is an ATM machine close to the hotel, or 2) you can exchange $USD for Reals at the Hotel Concierge. Ask our hostess the best way to exchange to Brazilian Reals