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“Perfect days that lead to perfect endings!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Punta, A1 | Santo Tomas - Sector 8, Iquitos 00000, Peru   |  
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Ranked #13 of 39 Iquitos B&B and Inns
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“Perfect days that lead to perfect endings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

At a 40min. moto-taxi ride from Iquitos, Yakuruna is the perfect distance from town! After a bumpy ride, customary in Peru, ones eyes fall upon the beautiful guesthouse. Five rooms of varying sizes assure one to privacy and complete access at any time to all of Yakuruna's amenities. After placing your bags in your preferred room you can dive off of the balcony into the warm waters of the Nanay. And why climb back up the stairs to jump for the umpteenth time when you can simply drift away in one of their kayaks? Going against the softly flowing river, the likes of which one might see in a magazine, you will eventually come across a passage that transports you to a lagoon even larger than the river itself. But be sure to remember to ask for a fishing rod because who knows how big of a story you might catch! Now it's time to relax, which hammock do I choose. While enjoying a delicious Peruvian beer by the waterfront Paulo or his wife Benedicte will come to ask you, chicken, fish, cappybara, crocodile, vegetarian, your choice. All the meals are hearty and well worth the price! Meals consist of a fresh avocado salad, an entrée, and if you are lucky papaya decadently coated in jungle honey with a squeeze of lime. Oh, and did I memtion the different fresh squeezed juices served with each meal, indescribable. If you don't like the French love songs, classy jazz, ambient Indian mantras, chill reggae, or African drums then put on your own music, it's your house here. You will always be greeted by beautiful smiles from this trilingual family run paradise. Paco will pick you up from the airport, take you to Iquitos or anywhere else you could want to go. This is a good place to wind down if you have been touring Iquitos and the surrounding area. However, if this is your first stop then be sure to ask Paolo about what might be next, his connections range far and wide. Whether it be a jungle cruise, a safari into the wild, or a trip to the famous Niheu Rao center of shamanism to consult the famous Maestro Ricardo, his cousin shaman Julian, or his aunt Muralla Olivia he is the man to set it up. All in all, Yakuruna has all the one could ask for and then more.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Address: La Punta, A1 | Santo Tomas - Sector 8, Iquitos 00000, Peru
Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Iquitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Amazonia, in the village of Santo Tomas, at 40 minutes from the center of Iquitos, rooms to rent in a large house on the banks of the Nanay River.Wonderful site, calm and comfort but also swimming in the river, canoeing, fishing, river trips and visits of Iquitos with our own guide.Meals available upon requestA single room with breakfast: 30 us $A double room with breakfast: 45 us $ Meal per person: 10 us $ (French, Spanish, English, Portuguese) ... more   less 

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