I researched jungle lodges forever before booking our trip. To be honest, it was not my first choice, but our tight schedule required we stay a specific two nights, and this one was reasonably priced (compared to others) and I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad we stayed here!
Our group of 4 had our own personal guide, even though there were other English speaking travelers there. This meant we could move at our own pace and switch up our plans on the fly. Our guide, Frank, was so much fun and taught us so many things. We would highly recommend him!
The food was delicious and filling, and they have bananas to snack on anytime you feel like you need a bit more. There was always boiled water to drink and fresh juices at every meal. Rooms are rustic (hey - you're in the jungle!!), but clean and bug-free.
-Great and plentiful food
-Good guides, great service
-We saw lots of Amazonian wildlife!
-Beds were very hard, but I think that might be a necessity for the humid jungle environment, because they were hard at another place in Puerto Maldonado too.
-It costs a lot to stay at any of the jungle lodges. Cayman Lodge was actually one of the more reasonable ones from what I could find, so this is not a con for them....just a reality to wanting this experience at all!
-Drinks were a bit pricy compared to a typical bar, but still reasonable when compared to US prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cayman lodge amazonia is a private project created to protect the ecology and environment in harmony and comfort. The natural beauty of this site is crying out to be known and experienced. Everything is recycled to protect nature as much as possible and minimize the effects of our installation in this protected zone. ... more less