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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

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Napo River Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni National Park 170143 Ecuador
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Yasuni National Park
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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge offers wildlife tours, special birdwatching programs, honeymoon trips and family excursions, all in harmony with the rainforest around you. At La Selva, guests are given the opportunity to explore intricate trail systems led by both a local Native Guides and a bilingual Naturalist Guides divided into small groups in order to maximize overall experiences. La Selva’s guides are the key to fulfilling and captivating outings because they already know the area well by seeing, and hearing things guests cannot. They are passionate about the jungle and their years of experience make all the difference between an acceptable tour and an astounding tour in the Amazon. Native guides are from the local communities and behold an awesome amount of ancestral knowledge about the Amazon. The Naturalist Guides that lead guests through the Amazon are bilingual and have studied and trained for many years in order to become a Naturalist and National Park certified guide.
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Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Seating area
Walk-in shower
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Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German

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Napo River Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni National Park 170143 Ecuador
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Mariscal Sucre Airport140 miSee all flights
Coca Airport39 miSee all flights
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Adventure741895 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Just came back from one of my most memorable vacations. I stayed in La Selva for 5 days in the Ecuadorian Tropical Rainforest with my family. Everything related to the hotel exceeded our expectations: beautiful, practical and well designed infrastructure, great food and drinks, excellent service. The daily activities were impecably planned and excecuted. We had 2 extremely knowledgeable tour guides, who were able to show us how all the thousands of animal and plant species live in perfect balance in this human - untouched environment. I highly recommend this experience to anyone!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Customer Service, Ventas at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Adventure741895, Thank you for your lovely comment, we are so happy to know you had a great experience at La Selva and that you were pleased by our staff. It was our pleasure to serve you. Our best wishes, La Selva Team
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BegoJ68 wrote a review Aug 2020
Quito, Ecuador2 contributions1 helpful vote
If I could give them another star I would do it!! We were the first group they received since they re-open after the country’s shut down for coronavirus. They have a complete security protocol which made us feel confident that they care a lot about ensuring the safety of their guests during this special Period. We felt very lucky to have Paul as our naturalist guide and Dario as the native guide. Both made a great team and gave us all the complete details about the jungle, the animals, plants, trees and even more. We got to do a canoe trip at night and had the fortune of having a completely clear night full of stars and Paul explained all about them. We have done other trips to the jungle, since we live in the country, and by far this is the most memorable in many aspects: the amount of animals we saw, the knowledge of the guides, the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and the confort and details of the rooms. The food was great and they had the gesture, especially the chef and Bernardo of preparing special food for my daughter that has to follow some food restrictions due to a health situation. They were on every detail of it. The spa and the jacuzzi is a superb experience since you get to have the massages with the sounds of the jungle. This has definitely been one of the best trips we have done with my family. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear BegoJ68, Thank you for such a great comment. We are so happy to know you enjoyed La Selva and the service provided by our staff. It was our pleasure to serve you. Best wishes, La Selva Team
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Julia R wrote a review Apr 2020
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I was in La Selva in October 2019, but to this day I still dream of the jungle I experienced there. In the first couple of months I had very frequent dreams at night, seeing the birds and the trees, jaguars and monkeys. My actual experience was not too far from these dreams. I saw the most spectacular nature I could ever have wished for, and I was deeply touched to see the animals I've known of since childhood, in their natural habitat. Alligators, anaconda, monkeys (ti-ti monkey <3 ), turtles, parrots, toucans, spiders and insects and some of the other guests saw a jaguar! Most of all, it was a huge impression to see and feel how the jungle with all of its life, is a massive organism, where everything is in harmony. How foolish the norms of civilization seems, when standing still in this paradise. Even the dangerous aspects of life seem to have their place, without violating the harmony. Now the ecolodge experience was equally magical! -Wonderful people there -I feel so lucky to have had Paul as our guide -everything he showed & told us was captivating. Enrique (Pajarito!) was with us on our jungle walks and the canoe, he too was amazing. Across the lagoon he was able to identify the types of monkeys (not visible from the distance), just from the movement of the trees, to mention but one of our guides expert knowledge. In the beautiful dining area (where all meals were beautiful and delicious), we always felt at home, with the hearty greetings of Juanito and Bernardo -I will never forget this! Also our hostess with the mostess was so helpful and friendly -unfortunately I don't remember her name. Last but not least, on our last night I had the best massage ever, just at the edge of the jungle. The masseuse had serious skills! In just 4 days, this place really left its imprint on me. Going back to Coca in the morning (5am) with the canoe, was a very poetic and magical farewell. Hopefully I will have the honor to go back to Amazonia -I'm forever humbled & enchanted! Anyway, I lost my Aries zodiac patch in my room! Maybe I need to go back and get it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: rooms facing the lagoon, you hear the huge paiche fish at night -first I thought it was the...
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Response from ecoecuador, Public Relations Manager at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Dear @juliorose87! Thank you so much for those well-felt words about the work we do at La Selva. We must mention that part of what we seek is to offer our explorers a life-time moment in this piece of heaven on Earth. There is so much to admire and learn from this magical ecosystem that the best way is to explore it! We are so pleased to learn you had a really good time with our explorations experts; our guides. As for the opportunity you had to spot some magical and marvelous animals during your stay with us, we would like you to know this helps us to generate consciousness around the importance of this ecosystem. We will be waiting for you to come back someday again. We know it is a magical privilege to be part of this natural harmony and hope more visitors have the chance to visit us! Thank you for your words! #wewillbeback, Sincerely, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa Team
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voyageurfoodie wrote a review Mar 2020
Middleton, Wisconsin363 contributions89 helpful votes
We were so fortunate to have experienced 2 nights of our stay when the country shut down for coronavirus. It is just a magical place. We were greeted at Coca airport and then 2 hours down the Napo River transferring to a little canoe for half an hour into the private lagoon of La Selva. Lovely box lunch as we travel was greatly appreciated. Accommodations were beautiful with a large room and balcony. The oversize fan kept us quite comfortable at night. I appreciated the L'Occitane products. The food was marvelous and I really enjoyed that we ate with our guide Paul. He was so knowledgeable about animals and plants in the jungle. We enjoyed two evening canoe rides , one hike to observation tower and then we were given the information that Ecuador was closing its border to incoming flights effective the next day. We were advised to find flights home tomorrow from Quito. La Selva and Paul did so much to help us navigate this difficult situation. The concern to help us return home in light of the fact that their jobs would be on hold for at least 30 days was phenomenal. Yoga is offered 4 times a day and I was able to enjoy a class. Great instructor! I was also able to have a lovely massage in the jungle. I hope we will be able to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from ecoecuador, Guest Relations Manager at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear Voyaguerfoodie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We hope you are back home and safe. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and given the circumstances, we are happy glad the exit from both La Selva and Ecuador went smoothly. It is a difficult time for everyone, and we did the best we could considering the very last minute notice we received, regarding the situation of Covid-19 within the country. We called out all the stops in order to get you back to Quito in time, and we believe our team excelled in such an extraordinary situation. Your feedback is a testiment for all future travelers, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We wish you all the very best, please stay home, so you can travel to La Selva again in the near future! #stayhome #traveltomorrow Sincerely, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa
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goninan_char wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
We LOVED our three night stay at La Selva Ecolodge. The room was huge, netted bed, large bathroom and fantastic little balcony looking over the lagoon. The food was fantastic, staff were very attentive and helpful including arranging a surprise birthday cake and bottle of champagne for me with my mum in Australia. The spa is a lovely touch for a massage and is secluded - just you and nature. Our local guide Henry was amazing and our main guides Robby was incredibly knowledgeable, funny and made our trip memorable. The guides join you for dinner each night which is a nice way to get to know them more too. The groups are small - no more than 5-6 people per guide so it is very personable and they will stay out exploring for as long as you’d like (within limits of course). It was the perfect way to see the Amazon and the wildlife spotting was beyond belief!! Do yourselves a favour and stay here - once in a lifetime, bucket list item!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear goninan_char, On behalf of La Selva Amazon Ecolodge and Spa we would like to thank you for your review regarding your recent trip. Our incredibly talented and knowledgeable guides are always mentioned on our guests reviews and we are very proud of the passion they have for the jungle and wanting to share their knowledge with our gustes. The personal attention to detail during their excursions and the flexibility when being in small groups makes these hikes an amazing experience for everyone. We are glad that you got to enjoy your activities with our guides and we will make sure they get your feedback as it always motivates them to keep working hard. It's a pleasure to see that our guests take advantage of all our amenities and activities, as you say, it is a once in a lifetime experience and taking advantage of all the activities is well worth it. We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kindly, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa
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$771 - $1,708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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la selva jungle hotel yasuni national park
LOCATION
EcuadorYasuni National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.