The lodge is located in the Corrientes Province, north-east Argentina, in the middle of the Ibera Marshlands, within 1,300,000 hectares of Natural Reserve. This area is twice the size of the Florida Everglades. The lodge sits right on the edge of a channel providing direct access to the marsh system and to the Corrientes River, located fifteen minutes south of the lodge.
The Ibera Marshland is a vast system of non-polluted crystal-clear creeks, flowing rivers, shallows and lakes. The Province of Corrientes borders Uruguay, and enjoys one of Argentina's subtropical climate patterns, with temperatures around 25℃ early and late in the season. The Ibera Marshland is almost completely unexplored and uninhabited. It is home to more than three hundred and fifty species of birds (eg Parrots, Southern Screamers, Kingfishers, Ibis, Herons), eighty-five mammals and almost seventy reptiles, and an incredible abundance of flora. During your stay you will have a chance to see species such as Capybara, River Otters, Yacare (Cayman), Howler Monkeys and Marsh Deer. If you are interested in spending extra time spotting the wildlife or the unique bird-life of the Ibera, please let the head guide know on arrival.
Built in a typical Corrientes style, the lodge enjoys a spectacular panoramic view of the vast wetlands. It accommodates up to ten guests in five large rooms, each with a private entrance, private bath, two double beds and air conditioning.
Pira Lodge offers wonderful cuisine based on local meats, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious deserts. A traditional Asado (BBQ) will be held once during your stay, and you can sample different cuts of meat and wonderful salads. Breakfast is served 'al fresco' during part of the season, and a full-cooked breakfast is available, together with fresh fruit, yogurts, home-baked bread and jams and a selection of cereals. Our well-stocked bar is always open, and a wonderful selection of fine wines will be served during lunch and dinner.
A separate building, attached by covered galleries, accommodates the spacious living room, bar and dining room, each with tall doors which open up to the wide veranda.
The lodge was designed to respect the traditional local architecture while offering all of the comforts of a contemporary hotel.
Other activities available are bird-watching, horseback-riding, snorkeling, swimming and canoeing.
WIFI is available at Pira Lodge but you will need to bring your own laptop or tablet.