About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Our retreat is situated at one of the entrance points to the Ecuadorian Amazon rain-forest which makes it possible for visitors to get a good taste of the jungle without having to sacrifice convenience and comfort.
Once you are there you’ll be surrounded by a wonderfully lush botanical garden full of trees, orchids, tropical flowers, an organic kitchen garden, exotic butterflies, and birds.
On the other side is La Fundacion Hola Vida, with a waterfall and a natural pool of fresh water, perfect for swimming. While this waterfall is only twenty minutes away by foot, other waterfalls, one or two hours away, furnish breathtaking views and adventurous hiking into the jungle.
Also nearby are pristine rivers perfect for bathing or swimming, and on the other side of the river, you can meet the local indigenous population and enjoy their handicrafts, typical dances and shaman rituals.
Our location is ideal for people seeking adventure, families with children, and large groups.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 24, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to stay off the beaten trail but surrounded by activity
Thank you for sharing your home with our family. We have a great time that was filled with activity. The property is beautiful. People travel 11/2 hours from Banos to visit the waterfall, indiginous communities and Chocolate plantation that are within walking distance. Eme and Phillipo are great hosts.
Thank you so much guys!
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our retreat and we truly feel the same way: we felt like family and are very greatful to have had the plasure of knowing you!
We wish you all the best and hope that our path will cross again.
Come back any time and thak you again!
Tranquil Jungle Cottage
So if you want to be near to the Ecuadorian amazon yet still be able to get there in your own vehicle, this is the place for you. Located in the quiet surrounding area of Puyo, Umberto´s cottage is but 30 minutes from Puyo at the center of many attractions. Our family spent five days here and will have to go back to experience all that we were not able to fit in. There are water parks, caves, animal refuges, river walks, fishing, zip lining, and interaction with the local indigenous groups. Umberto´s eco-lodge is but a 20 minute hike from one of the prettiest waterfalls with swimming hole beneath that I have ever seen.
I highly recommend the attention by staff and the accommodations -- though remote, without WIFI, and sometimes cell service -- it was a perfect get-away from the bustle of modern life.