La Selva

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

The award-winning La Selva Amazon Ecolodge has a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Garzacocha. Relax in light, airy cabanas made from bamboo, tuck into gourmet local fare and take in the sights and sounds of the Amazon.
Perfect forNature lovers who also like their creature comforts, from couples to families.
In the knowTake a trip to the rainforest canopy high in the treetops for some stunning views, spotting a variety of animals and birds along the way.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Where

The Yasuni biosphere reserve in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, about five hours from Quito. To get there, it's a short flight to Coca followed by journeys in a motorized canoe and a traditional paddle canoe.

Rooms at La Selva

The bamboo cabanas reflect their natural surroundings and are inspired by traditional native designs. They are furnished with king-sized beds, rainforest showers and porches or balconies where you can enjoy the panoramic views over the lake- don’t miss the stunning Amazon sunsets. The family suites have extra-spacious bathrooms, and children will love the hammocks and the hot tubs. Large mesh windows circulate the air, and the sounds of the forest will lull you to sleep.

Food and Facilities

Enjoy buffet breakfasts and gourmet local fare for lunch and dinner in the restaurant, overlooking the lagoon, while there’s also a bar where you can try a range of exotic jungle-inspired cocktails. Swim in the inviting freshwater lagoon, indulge in a massage in the spa, with treatments inspired by the natural bounty of the Amazon, or unwind with some yoga or meditation.

Activities at La Selva

There are numerous tours to choose from, including walking trails through the rainforest and thrilling night hikes. Explore the reserve on foot and by traditional canoes, where you’ll come across some of the thousands of species of colourful wildlife, and have a chance to learn about the rainforest’s ecosystem and the many medicinal plants that can be found here.

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