We stayed at La Selva for four nights in mid-July and had an overall good experience. I do wish we were told about how much construction was still going on - I would definitely recommend making sure that is done before making a reservation as it was quite loud and disruptive.
We stayed in a newly renovated family hut. It was very nice and comfortable, no complaints there. The shower is good and hot and there is electricity until midnight.
The food is truly outstanding. Far exceeded my expectations, for sure. They were also really accommodating of me as a vegetarian, which I appreciated.
Getting to the lodge is quite a trek, but the location is truly beautiful and peaceful. Although we enjoyed the daily excursions, we did feel a little bit bored there. I was expecting to see lots of wildlife and birds, which was not the case there. Our guide did try really hard to find stuff for us, but I was somewhat underwhelmed (perhaps just spoiled by other trips to the rainforest).
Overall, I think it's worth a visit, but I personally think three nights would have been sufficient for us. Thar said, it is expensive and difficult to get to, so if it's a stretch of your travel time and budget, I don't think missing it would be a huge loss either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Selva Jungle Hotel Yasuni National Park
- La Selva Amazon Ecolodge Ecuador/Yasuni National Park