What a lovely place in the jungle!! It is just so nice to wake up in the morning to sounds of nature...birds, frogs, crickets, rooster, etc. You KNOW you are in the rainforest when you hear them all day long. Our room was clean and the bed was pertty comfortable. The windows look out to the forest of trees and nests...yes, there was one particular tree that was full of nests. I wish I knew what birds made them but I could see them flitting in and out of those hanging woven nests. Note the photo I posted here.
This lodge does not have electricity in the rooms but that was fine with me. Cold showers are good, too. You do have to take showers because your clothes can get pretty dirty after a day of trekking in the jungle and especially those chiggers that you will want to wash off as soon as possible. They provide kerosene lamps at night. Who wants to stay up late anyway? It's lovely to go to bed with the birds and wake up with the birds. And there were hardly any mosquitos in the room. I was very thankful for that because we were there towards the end of the rainy season.
There is a toucan in the grounds that makes himself at home at the lodge. He squaks at all the tenents and all the dogs. And at the tip of his his big beak it looks like he'd dipped it in a can of paint. So funny.
The food is great. Maybe it's because the jungle makes you hungry, I don't know. I only wish we could have had more Peruvian food instead of American mashed potatoes and Italian spagetti. I love their dinner "bell" by the beat of the drum. They even provide entertainment in the form of drum and guitar music and singing in the evening.
I would come back in a heartbeat.
PS If anyone knows what those birds are that make those nests, please let me know. Thanks.
- Also Known As:
- Cumaceba Hotel Iquitos