ABOUT US

YACUMA ECOLODGE

Twelve com­fort­able bun­ga­lows present a tra­di­tional Amazon-​style, built from mate­ri­als har­vested from the rain for­est in a sus­tain­able man­ner and com­bined with mod­ern mate­ri­als. Our 24rooms have elec­tric­ity from solar energy, pri­vate facil­i­ties that can accom­mo­date in total 56 people. Water is sup­plied by a nearby spring from where it is pumped into 2 reserve tanks.

The devel­op­ment of Yacuma com­prises three areas

• The first one con­sists of a group of 10 “cabañas” (bun­ga­lows) built in the tra­di­tional Amazon-​style, made from rain­for­est mate­ri­als har­vested in a sus­tain­able man­ner and com­bined with mod­ern mate­ri­als which can be eas­ily taken away from the jun­gle if nec­es­sary. All these cab­ins can accom­mo­date 4 pas­sen­gers in com­fort­able 2 rooms with beds, mos­quito nets and pri­vate bathrooms

• In the sec­ond area we find two bun­ga­lows, each with 2 rooms for 10 peo­ple in total and each room with pri­vate bathrooms.

• A third area com­prises the space between the din­ning room and kitchen.

HOW TO GET THERE

Pub­lic Transportation

If you decide to make this won­der­ful trip in pub­lic trans­porta­tion, you must go to Qui­tumbe sta­tion South of Quito, where you can take the Flota Pelileo bus at 06h00 am or Baños Express bus at 07h00 am these are fixed depar­tures. The cost is $ 8.00 per per­son, and the trip to Tena lasts about 5 hours.

We rec­om­mend the first option to arrive early, which allow you to enjoy the deli­cious food of the area and gives you time to buy your tick­ets at the Cen­tinela bus sta­tion to the 13h00 bus to San Pedro. The travel time is about 2 hours; you should be at the sta­tion a 15 min­utes before depar­ture. When you arrive in San Pedro, our staff will wait for you to take you in canoe to our lodge (30 minutes).

Pri­vate Trans­porta­tion

If you are trav­el­ing in your own car, it is rec­om­mended that you leave Quito before 7h00 am, because it takes you about 5 hours to get to Tena and 2 more hours to arrive in San Pedro. You do not have to worry about leav­ing your car in San Pedro, because there is a park­ing space where a fam­ily is in charge of guard­ing the car.

You can have break­fast in Baeza, we rec­om­mend Gina’s restau­rant (spe­cially trout). For lunch in Tena, we rec­om­mend the Ama­zonas restau­rant or All Deli. Please remem­ber that we will have din­ner wait­ing for you at the lodge on fist day.

When arriv­ing in Tena, take the road towards the new air­port in Ahuano to get to San Pedro, where our Yacuma staff will wait for you.

On you way back to Quito, we rec­om­mend that you visit Mis­ahuallí to meet the mon­keys liv­ing on the beach and after­wards enter the Jumandy caves ($ 3.50 p.p) or you can travel to Papal­lacta and enjoy a bath in the hot springs water ($ 7.00 p.p).

By plane (not always avail­able)

Flights every week, Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day from Quito to Tena city. If you arrive to Tena by plane we will pick you up at the air­port and take you to San Pedro Vil­lage and then by canoe to Yacuma Lodge. (extra cost)

WEATHER

Yacuma is located in the trop­i­cal rain­for­est, which is char­ac­ter­ized by heavy rain­falls dur­ing the year with pre­cip­i­ta­tions among 3,000 and 4,000 mm3 and humid­ity between 85to 95. From Decem­ber to March, it is the dry sea­son, the rainy weather goes from April to July; and from August to Novem­ber the weather is mod­er­ated. The aver­age annual tem­per­a­ture ranges over 77F (25C).