Cotococha Lodge

Explore the Amazon rainforest at Cotococha Lodge . . .

Cotococha Lodge (photos above) is an ecotourism lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon region that works with Rainforest Alliance to minimize its impact on the surrounding environment. There are 22 spacious bungalows built in traditional Amazon style that blend with the incredible rain forest that surrounds it.

There are planned excursions and activities to keep you busy during your stay, exploring the surrounding jungle, river, and local culture. 

Highlights . . .

  • Hike into primary and secondary rainforest to spot mammals, birds and insects.
  • Spot native plants and trees, and learn about their medicinal and ceremonial uses.
  • Early morning birdwatching trip to an island upriver where there are over 30 species of birds including Whitehawk and Blackhawk eagles.
  • Explore the 1740 hectares of private reserve and biological station.
  • Night hikes to spot rare animals and insects, snakes, frogs and spiders.
  • Take part in traditional shamanic cleansing ritual.
  • Visit the local elementary school and clinic funded by Yachana.
  • Try basketweaving and other crafts
  • Watch local families pan for gold
  • Swim and canoe in the Napo river.
"The week at Cotococha far exceeded my expectations with its comfort and sense of luxury. It is fairly accessible too which was a big plus as we did not want to venture too far off the beaten track. But we learned a huge amount about the Amazon - it's people and the wonderful diversity - a week to cherish!"

At Cotococha Lodge all the bungalows are equipped with a private bathroom, a private veranda with reclining chairs or hammocks where you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Social areas are carefully decorated and offer all comfort and cosiness for an unforgettable stay in the Ecuadorian Amazon.