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Banana Lodge
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“Best place in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Most definitely the best lodging option in Misahalli. Just a 5 min walk from the village center, Banana Lodge is a very nice, clean, comfortable, and just plain beautiful place, right on the Misahualli river with easy water access and really cool views of the jungle.

Ana and Eduardo are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and eager to help. Ana speaks English and Russian, and Eduardo is a great tour guide. They have excellent contacts and can arrange any kind of activity: multiple-day jungle treks and river rafting, site tours,community volunteering, shamanic ceremonies... you name it.

They also have great wi-fi, a kitchen where you can cook your own meals if you want to, and a nice area for relaxing and listening to jungle noises with hammocks and a fire pit.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

A very nice lodge on the river misahualli just a short walk from misahualli towncenter. The hosts Anna and Eduardo will help you with anything - they can arrange all kinds of activities including shaman :)

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Property: Banana Lodge
Address: Via al Pununo | 800m del parque central, Misahualli 150155, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Napo Province > Misahualli
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Misahualli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banana Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a little family run hostel located in the green part of Misahualli, in a walking distance (800m) from the center. The name come from banana plants growing in the garden of the Banana Lodge. The garden has orange, lemon, guayava, guava, lichi, coffee and cacao trees and various tropical plants including pineapples. We have a majestic view to a curve of the river Misahualli where also you can swim and primary jungle. You can listen to the nature and smell it right here.We provide accommodation in comfortable rooms with mosquito protection, ventilation and private bathrooms with hot water. Delicious breakfasts are available. The guests can enjoy staying in a hammocks, make bonfire at night, exchange books, use free internet WiFi everywhere and guest kitchen. We also arrange comfortable and adventure jungle tours, indigenous craft courses, rituals of ayahuaska and spanish classes. ... more   less 
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