Cuyabeno Lodge was the highlight of my four month trip around South America. I echo all of the positive comments already made. And after speaking with people who stayed in other lodges in Cuyabeno, the difference here seems to be the passion that the guides and the staff have, as it is one of the first established lodges in the jungle.
Gilbert has superman-vision so we saw so many types of animals and fauna, day and night.
In addition to the previous comments, just one other reminder. This is a rainforest, so it may rain. Bring extra bags to protect your luggage, just in case. A thick poncho will be provided. All of this and more is advised in the packing list which you will receive via email pre-trip, but some guests seemed strangely surprised by the weather. Read the email. You will get sun, humidity...and rain!
Muchas gracias Gilbert for the education (and helping us city girls become nature lovers), Luis for hosting and Lucia and Laurie for the great organisation!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1989, the Cuyabeno Lodge was the first lodge in the park; the owners believed that the rainforest traveler should be accommodated in conditions which would be both in harmony with the surrounding environment and attuned to the needs of the modern visitor. At Neotropic Turis, we, the owners of the Cuyabeno Lodge, are the pioneers in the tourist operation and we built the first Eco friendly lodge in the Cuyabeno National Park. The Cuyabeno Lodge is one of two lodges located right on the lake and one of the few lodges that never gets flooded. We recently built a canopy watch tower and 3 new deluxe rooms. We have 24 hours electricity from solar energy, the only silent electrical motors in the park for excursions and hot showers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cuyabeno Hotel Cuyabeno