World-renowned Luxury Eco-Lodge in the Yasuni National Park!
Winner of the Ecotourism Award from the World Congress on Tourism and the Environment, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge sits high on Lake Garzacocha. The comfortable cabanas are modeled in native and mixed design, and the food is the pride of the lodge.
La Selva provides lodging in a paradise where anything is possible and where the adventures are limitless. There are a number of possible excursions with an English-speaking guide, some more physically challenging than others. La Selva is home to many trails, a one of a kind observation tower, and a large butterfly farm.
La Selva Lodge is truly amazing!
It will provide luxurious accommodation and is located in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest in the most biodiverse area in the world – the Yasuni National Park. If you are a birdwatcher this is the place to visit. If you love adventure you are in for a treat. And if you are Honeymooning, look no further, La Selva Lodge is one of the most romantic places on Earth!
La Selva Lodge Activities
Enjoy a breathtaking view while La Selva’s experienced Yoga Instructor leads guests through a relaxing session of Inbound Yoga. Begin a peaceful journey becoming one with nature while drifting away from modern distractions and at the same time rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul. These yoga retreats were designed for beginner to expert yoga enthusiasts. La Selva’s retreats are for everyone, regardless of age, stamina or fitness level.
Please note: This service is available upon request
The observation tower located about 20 minutes from the lodge towers 40 meters over the forest floor. Here, La Selva’s guides will take you in the morning for incredible views of the rain forest canopy and all the different bird species that make it their home. Here are amazing opportunities for bird watching and photography. The guides will point out and share interesting facts about the different species of monkeys, birds, and flowers that flourish above the lush canopy.
Available any day during the afternoon, visit La Selva’s unique Butterfly Farm. A short walk from the lodge, watch and photograph butterflies at close range of various stages, patterns, and vibrant colors. The farm is specially designed to breed butterflies and accommodate them in each stage of metamorphosis. It is a truly amazing sight viewing each stage of different breeds of butterflies in caterpillar form, as well as in their cocoons as they start to shake and shed their shell to become the beautiful creature they are destined to be! In the butterfly, expo walk around with what seems like hundreds of butterflies fluttering around, at times even landing on guests to take a rest!
La Selva Spa
Just like the Amazon Paradise, each guest who visits La Selva is unique and deserving of therapies that can be tailored to any wants or desires. Treatments available activate the reflexes to help improve circulation and infuse well-being so that La Selva’s special guests can leave these rejuvenating massages re-energized and refreshed. Enjoy one of these unique massage therapies, adding to the ambiance of these already tranquil sessions.
Please note: This service is available upon request
La Selva’s restaurant boasts a delicious and unique quality of food. The chef uses as many ingredients as he can, such as herbs, fruits, and vegetables, offering exquisite dishes native to the region. La Selva is always more than happy to accommodate any special or vegetarian diet upon request.
La Selva Bar
Enjoy a very unique “Jungle Bar” at La Selva Eco Lodge & Spa!
The beginning of your bar experiences at our resort will be your “welcome” drink upon arrival. Throughout your stay, our friendly bartenders will be more than happy to serve you your favorite cocktail or introduce you to some of our special tropical drinks while enjoying the wonderful lake view from the bar or during meals.
Jungle Expedition Tour
One walk through the virgin forests and you’ll already appreciate the Giant Kapok Tree (Ceiba Pentandra) and the Strangler Fig Tree (Ficus sp), among the most representatives, along with some other plant and animal species that can be seen.
Enjoy a canoe ride on our lagoon, Garzacocha, and discover a great diversity of plants and animals in two different landscapes and ecosystems.
Hikes and canoe rides allow guests to hear the nocturnal sounds and to look for fishing bats, nightjars, some insects and possibly to get a glimpse of the caimans. Walking excursions give us the chance to encounter nocturnal creatures such as; Tarantulas, Whip-scorpions, toads, and frogs, and possibly snakes.
Candle Light Dinner
Leave it to the staff at La Selva to provide an extremely romantic candlelit dinner for two. The private dinner will consist of you and your loved one, and your attentive waiter. Along with the dinner will come pleasant surprises for a special evening neither of you will forget!
La Selva will have a decorated dugout canoe ready with some snacks and wine. A personal canoe paddler will take you and your loved one along the lagoon for you to enjoy the romantic beauty of an Amazonian sunset.
Pañacocha is located between the two largest protected areas in the Amazon, Yasuni National Park, and Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Established in 1994, Pañacocha offers rare exceptional views of 9 different species of primates, 500 species of birds, and 100 different species of fish in the protected waterways, including Lake Pañacocha. Pañacocha also boasts tropical butterflies with endless varieties of colors and patterns. Accompany one of our local naturalist guides to experience the beauty found within this 140,000 acre protected rainforest. (Private visit subject to availability, must book in advance.)