All the Pantanal lodges will pick you up at the airport, sparing you the need to stay in Cuiabá. If you do find yourself stuck for a night (probably because your flight was delayed), you can grab a clean and decent room literally across the street from the airport at the Hotel Diplomata, Av. João Ponce de Arruda 678 or Avenida do Aeroporto (tel./fax 065/3688-8500; www.diplomatahotel.com.br). A double room costs around R$150. More pleasantly located, but a 20- to 30-minute cab ride into town, is the Hotel Amazon, Av. Presidente Getúlio Vargas 600 (tel. 065/2121-2000; www.hotelamazon.com.br). The hotel is close to the city's shopping and restaurant area. Room rates range from R$140 to R$200.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.