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Yacuma Ecolodge
Ranked #9 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Tena
Washington, DC
2 reviews
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“An Excellent Choice!”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Yacuma Ecolodge was an excellent choice. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They most certainly exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

During a 2 week visit to Equador we spent a few days at the Yacuma lodge. While the trip to the lodge from Quito (or any other place) can be far and a bit rough, the peace and quiet found in the lodge surely makes up for this many times over.

The lodge keeps a respectful balance with the rain forrest surrounding it. All power comes from solar energy and you're encouraged to use the eco-friendly soaps provided by the lodge, as it is most likely kinder to nature than the stuff you bought at the supermarket.

All meals are served in the eating cabin and while you would most likely eat anything after a day exporing the rainforrest (with qualified guides) the food was actually very good. Activities at the lodge usually include hikes in the rain forrest, visiting the native community around, sailing on the river or other nature oriented activities. A visit to the AmaZOOnas - an animal park by the river - should also be on the list.

The staff at Yacuma were all friendly and helpful. Most of the staff's English-language skills was perfectly acceptable and their knowledge of the area - wildlife and nature - seemed impressive.

There are only two potential downsides at the lodge you should be aware of:
(1) As all power comes from the sun, don't expect to be able to charge all your electronic gadgets at Yacuma. Make sure all is charged before going to the lodge (including all spare batteries you have), and bring a flash light (any size will do) to help you get around in the evenings and read if the power runs out.

(2) The cabins are build so they include two rooms side by side. They naturally have walls between the rooms, but the space above the room is a single shared space - including in the bathrooms. While you can't see what's going on in the other room, you can most likely hear every detail. It didn't bother us, but I'm sure it could be an issue for some.

Room Tip: All the cabins are pretty equal. There's a bonfire near the middle of the camp where people gath...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

My husband and I just spent 3 nights at beautiful Yacuma Lodge. The staff were outstanding and bent over backwards to make our stay a very special experience. They provided nutritious and tasty meals, jungle walks for birding, extensive information on native plants, blowgun demonstrations, etc. The bungalows were clean and well maintained and we were very well taken care of. It was really wonderful to be in the middle of nature with stunning scenery and in a place that showed such respect for the environment . We were able to charge our camera batteries in the reception area at night and although no hot water, the cool showers were welcome after a very hot day. Unlimited drinking water was provided in the dining room only steps away from the bungalows. We loved it!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

This lodge is a great option for families. There are a lot of different activities to suit different ages and interests. The staff are incredibly friendly and couldn't do enought to cater for people's interests and help out where possible. The food was delicious and it was great to meet people from the indigenous community- see how they live and learn a little about their culture. It is great to visit a lodge that really cares about its surroundings and the environment but please be aware that at times there is no electricity so charge your camera up before you arrive. (Hot water also fails at times).

I would recommend arriving in the daylight as the canoe ride to the lodge can seem daunting in the dark and you would miss the stunning scenery.

Room Tip: The small bungalows are very comfortable. There are usually two rooms per bungalow but the soundproo...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Zürich
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

I have been to the yacuma lodge in 2010 and enjoyed it a lot. the people were very kind, the bungalows were exactly as I espected (proper, no insects, lovely furnitures). The food was also excellent and I liked a lot the fact that we were completely in the nature without civilization. but it was at the same time comportable - which is for Swiss expetations not bad! I only can recommend. Katalin from Zürich

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Colorado
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Reviewed 19 November 2009

Was in Ecuador in Yacuma Ecolodge in October, 2009 with my wife and my 4 kids and the only thing I can say is just a fantastic place. We enjoyed the friendly people (quechuas!) and the indigenous guides and the service staff and of course the great food. My kids felt safe and enjoyed the charming and comfort of the bungalows in the middle of the rainforest. Since we are enviromentally crazy guys we loved the fact that they use solar enery for lighting! what a nice surprise which I did not see in Peru or Bolivia jungle lodges where I visited last year. The bungalows are very charming and comfortable and the surroundings are just fantastic. We loved it and we highly recommend it for everybody who loves nature! Wow!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Yacuma Ecolodge
Address: Parroquia Chontayacu, Tena 1716190CEQ, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Napo Province > Tena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Tena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Yacuma Ecolodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yacuma Ecolodge is located within 300 hectares of primary rainforest of the Ecuadorean Amazon Jungle. It offers accommodations in 15 well-appointed bungalows/suites with private facilities, separate reception and kitchen areas. From here we make tours and excursions into the jungle and rivers of the area to observe the forest and fauna of the region. Our tours are leaded by experienced Quechua Indigenous guides. Lighting and hot water is provided by efficient solar panels. Yacuma is Rainforest Alliance and Smart Voyager certified. ... more   less 
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