We spent two nights in Yacutinga and were transfixed by the beautiful surroundings. We saw lots of capuchin monkeys, gorgeous hummingbirds, some toucans, a coral snake and more (most of these in the grounds of the lodge itself). I identified many different species of birds.
The food was fantastic and the staff were very kind. My husband wasn't very well while we were there but they were very attentive and understanding.
A few tips. The journey to the lodge is long (about 2.5 hrs) - be aware that there is no scheduled toilet stop. The weather can be fairly torrential rain and waterproof clothes are advisable for the hikes (I was very, very wet at the end of one hike). Don't do this trip if you're not ready for a 'real' jungle experience - a mouse and a frog appeared in our room at one stage! Finally, be prepared to have to be patient and stay quiet in order to see the wildlife - it is not a zoo!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nested in the Interior Atlantic Rainforest this is the first and unique jungle lodge of Argentina. Sustainable tourism. Eco oriented tours within the exclusive Yacutinga's Private Nature Reserve. 80 kilometres away from the fantastic Iguazu Falls and its massive tourism. This Lodge has been built JUST FOR NATURE LOVERS. Native meals, ecotours conducted by ecologist & biologist, 20 rooms and 1 suite with a very intense contact with the Jungle atmosphere. A list of over 570 species of diurnal butterflies, more than 320 species of bird listed. Do not expect to observe plenty of mammals, our ecosystem doesn't allow this kind of gift. Expect for capuchin monkeys, coaties, hundred of butterflies , over 40 to 60 bird species in two days of ecoactivities. There other mammals that sometimes show up. Remember this is not a Zoo, everybody is free here... Including us. We do not offer a luxury accommodation. We offer equilibrium. Thank you for your attention. Carlos Sandoval Owner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yacutinga Hotel Puerto Iguazu