A very magical, wonderful place to stay. Incredibly beautiful surroundings, lovely staff, great food... It couldn't have been more perfect. We were taken on several walks through the forest by a local guide who pointed out lots of plants, trees, birds and animals. We swam in the river under the waterfall, and at night marvelled at the Milky Way.
We booked our 2 night trip directly with the Refugio, they arranged a taxi to and from the Refugio from Santa Cruz, and it worked out much cheaper than doing a tour. We agreed with the taxi driver to go to El Fuerte on our way back, an extra couple of hours driving, and maybe not really worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refugio Los Volcanes is located in the southern part of Amboro National Park and is roughly a one and a half hours drive from the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Tucked away in a deep valley, Refugio Los Volcanes offers spectacular views of sandstone rock cliffs as well as the tropical forests which surround the sanctuary. There are also plenty of hiking trails offering opportunities to appreciate the flora and fauna. World renowned ornithologists such as Ridgeley, Tudor and others have visited Refugio Los Volcanes on several opportunities – their bird lists register more than 200 species- and the local botanist Roberto Vasquez has identified more than 100 species of orchids and bromeliads Our objectives are to contribute to the protection of the biodiversity of Amboró National Park; increase our knowledge by supporting scientific research; and advance sustainable development by creating local employment opportunities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Refugio Los Volcanes Bolivia/Samaipata