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This lodge is inaccessible by road. From Coca, a two-hour motorized canoe ride down the Napo River and a gentle paddle to the southern banks transports guests to the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. This is where La Selva Lodge is located, overlooking Garzacocha Lagoon.
‘La Selva’ means rainforest in Spanish, and this lodge is located in the heart of Ecuador’s Amazon. It is a slice of luxury nestled into one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, surrounded by millions of species of plants, animals, birds and insects.
With each day, journey just beyond the lodge’s territories to discover monkeys, caimans, jaguars, turtles, marmosets, frogs and a vast array of bird species. A variety of self-guided and naturalist-guided hikes by day and night reveal the incredible biodiversity surrounding La Selva.
Climb up the 125-foot rainforest canopy tower to see tanagers, parrots, toucans, parakeets, woodpeckers, and hoatzins at eye-level. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is known to contain more species of bird than any other region in Ecuador, and more than the USA and Canada combined.
Winding throughout the property, nature trails connect La Selva Ecolodge with the magnificent forests that surround it. With ample space to explore some of the most impressive unseen areas of the Amazon, La Selva also has plenty of open-air wildlife viewing areas - perfect for an armchair Amazon safari.
For the adventurous and the daring, there’s a jumping board to swim in the lagoon. For those seeking tranquility and relaxation make the most of the intimate spa treatments that take place on the open-air pavilion with peaceful sounds of the forest and natural waters below.
Much of the lodge is open-air and lends itself perfectly to the uninterrupted surroundings of uninterrupted natural paradise. Sundowners on the fully-stocked bar overlooking the lake are a perfect way to see in the evening before heading out on night-time treks or simply relaxing in spacious high ceiling suites.