A Paradise in the Amazon Rainforest

Located in a stretegic woofland area, Yarina Ecological Reserve accommodates the largest microhabitat biodiversity in the Lower Napo River Region. This means Yarina Shelters more species of birds, plants, reptiles and insects per hectare than other areas of the Lower Napo region.

Yarina Ecolodge

The miracle of nature in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the most biodiverse site on the planet and explore the pristine lands of Yarina Ecological Reserve! A wildlife-filled universe, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore hundreds of flora and fauna species and learn more about the magical and ancient knowledge of the native Kichwa culture.

A tropical humid forest spanning over 400 hectares, located a one-hour canoe ride from El Coca city, in the zone of influence of Yasuní National Park, right in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.

An unforgettable experience

Feel the joy, peace and harmony of Mother Nature

Every little corner in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon is mesmerizing. Spectacular green landscapes, birds singing and a stunning golden twilight will fascinate you during the daytime, and a beautiful starry sky and nocturnal wildlife symphony will delight your senses at night, making you feel as if you were in another world.

Here only the present exists, and it is enjoyed to the fullest!

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Excursions and unique activities

Adventures and new discoveries

A lover of nature and wildlife? At Yarina EcoLodge you will find more than five different species of monkeys, over 380 species of birds, and hundreds of medicinal plants. You will get to know the “Ceibo,” the great tree of the jungle, as well as explore cacao plantations.

Our staff will guide you on a hiking tour along the trails and marshlands of the forest. You will go on canoe trips across rivers and lagoons and will explore beautiful bright-colored species of birds. Our staff will also guide you on a visit to a Kichwa family, and you will have the opportunity to meet the Shaman, bearer of native legacy and wisdom.

Our Programs

Learn about the Ecuadorian Amazon from experts

Yarina Ecological Reserve is a founding member of the Yuturi Preservation Group, a group dedicated to protect and preserve the Ecuadorian Amazon forest as well as its wild fauna and flora. The Yuturi Group works along with other organizations also involved in the preservation of the forest, and part of their projects encompass working directly with the local communities.

Yarina Ecological Reserve was created more than twelve years ago as a program to educate local indigenous populations on the importance of local wildlife preservation as well as of its surroundings. However, the reserve grew and developed new and key ways of working not only with the local people, but with national and foreign visitors as well. So much so that today it is considered one of the best and most important wildlife rescue centers in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We are sure you will love discovering the magic and charm of the Amazon, and learning about the best ways to preserve this natural wildlife asset.

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Yarina EcoLodge – founding member of the YUTURI Preservation Group
with over 35 years of a brilliant history


What our clients are saying about us

  • star rating  Everything was perfect! – We stayed at Yarina lodge for 3 nights.
    Everything was really perfect, the Tours we did, the food we got, the clean room and the sympatic and helfpul staff.… read more

    August 13, 2021

    star rating  excelente lugar – si tuviera otra oportunidad volveria es magico el sitio unicos en el mundo
    asi que le digo a todos que van a visitar seguro viviran un mundo diferente de buena… read more

    July 15, 2016

    star rating  muy bueno!! excelente – Super recomendado!!! En la Amazonía Ecuatoriana, Parque nacional Yasuni.

    Una experiencia que superó mis expectativas! El lugar increible, la comida muy buena. La cocinera tenia mucha experiencia, los platos… read more

    Mercedes P
    January 22, 2015
  • star rating  Nice place. Great staff. Just set your expectations. If you are also visiting the Galapagos on this trip, come to Yarina first. The animals are everywhere in the Galapagos,… read more

    August 9, 2023

    star rating  Excellent stay at rio napo – Our stay at yarina lodge was perfect. The lodge with its cabins is nice and cosy, very well tended to. The staff is super friendly and helpful and the food… read more

    September 30, 2022

    star rating  Ha sido una de las mejores experiencias en lo que va del año, sin duda es un lugar al que se tiene que volver – La atención ha sido demasiada buena, desde la llegada nos trataron de la mejor manera, hemos descansado muy bien, las cabañas son muy cómodas la comida muy rica, muy bonito… read more

    Alfonso G
    July 8, 2023
  • star rating  Aventura en familia – Las diferentes actividades son totalmente fuera de lo común. Si son amantes de la naturaleza y aventura es para ustedes. Los guías brindan tal seguridad que terminamos haciendo… read more

    August 9, 2021

    star rating  Hermosa experiencia , hermoso lugar. – Muy recomendado si buscás mucha aventura ,una cama cómoda y comidas muy ricas.
    Excelentes excursiones ya sea caminando por senderos a traves de la selva ,como también en bote a… read more

    Sebastián C
    June 4, 2015

    star rating  Into the jungle – Yarina is a perfect place for a close to wildlife experience.
    The care of the lodge is very good and all the staff is super nice.
    Livio our guide is… read more

    June 9, 2023
  • star rating  Muy tranquilo  – Siempre estoy aquí y cada vez la atención es mejor, al principio les costaba, pero ahora son muy serviciales.
    El lugar es lindo y las habitaciones son limpiadas cada día.… read more

    September 6, 2014

    star rating  was great from the beginning to the end – A visit like this is not only about the place, but people as well. And I can clearly tell you that the staff was amazing. The English-speaking guide was really… read more

    December 26, 2022

    star rating  An unforgettable experience! 10 pot of 10! – This lodge is absolutely beautiful and clean. The service is remarkable. The food is super yummy and presented on the plate like in a 5 star restaurant.
    Our guide Wilson… read more

    Ayelet L
    January 21, 2023