Great lodge, especially if you want to go deeper in the jungle. It was a 30 minute plan ride from Quito, 2 hours car ride and 2 hour powered canoe to get to the lodge but worth it!!. Spent 4 nights. I booked the observation tower room which is a must especially if you want some extra comfort. It was $50.00 more for the whole stay and more than worth it. There are only 3 rooms so be sure to reserve. I went in Oct which was the dry season and the river was very low and getting around was more difficult and didn't see as much wildlife because of the season. The food was EXCELLENT and the staff friendly. I was a little concerned being less than 50 miles from the Columbia but no problems at all. Felt safe, a few of the guides speak English but I now understand why everyone asked if I spoke English, there are very few English speaking Ecuadorians. Be sure to visit Quito and the Equator really fascinating.
- Also Known As:
- Cuyabeno Hotel Cuyabeno
- 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. We are a group of conservation biologists with 4 decades of experience in national parks management in developing countries.The Cuyabeno Lodge one of two lodges located right on the lake and one of the few lodges that never is flooded. We recently built a canopy watch tower and 3 new deluxe rooms. We have 24 hours electricity from solar energy and hot showers are available for all our visitors. We are NOT the same as the Cuyabeno River Lodge, the latter being located at 2 hours travel from the Cuyabeno Lakes. ... more less