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  Feel the Amazon 🐊🦜🌴 – Yarina Eco Lodge was an amazing experience for us. The staff on the lodge was so nice and always helpful. With our great guide Eduardo we had everyday different activities… read more

    June 21, 2022

    star rating  Maravilloso! – Me encantó nuestra visita, Patricio nuestro anfitrión fue muy profesional y atento, Eduardo, el guía, nos proporcionó información adecuada y fue muy diligente, la oferta gastronómica excelente, disfrutamos cada actividad… read more

    July 6, 2021

    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  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  Era todo un sueño desde el momento que llegamos y pusieron un vaso de limonada en las manos. La gastronomía es excelente! La cabaña linda, cómoda y limpia. Todos los… read more

    July 20, 2023

    star rating  Experiencia única en la selva – En Yarina pasamos cuatro días fantásticos. Fuimos en familia con tres hijos adolescentes que no hacen más que recordar lo vivido como una experiencia inigualable. Gracias a ellos pudimos conocer… read more

    February 2, 2014
  • star rating  La experiencia en el Logde es perfecta. Las habitaciones estan limpias y cuidadas, con agua caliente y mosquiteras en perfecto estado tanto en las ventanas como en cada cama. A… read more

    September 19, 2014

    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  Un lugar de ensueño que debe mejorar algunas cosas – He pasado tres días magníficos en la Reserva. En contacto con la naturaleza, el aire puro y una experiencia única como es el Amazonas.
    Para visitar este lugar hay que… read more

    alicia d
    March 7, 2014
  • star rating  Best Amazon experience – We were thrilled with our Amazon trip at Yarina! The grounds were gorgeous and the surrounding forest was lush and full of unique plants, animals, and birds. Our guide, Eduardo,… read more

    Brittney S
    February 22, 2023

    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  Yarina ecolodge – Great experience in a truly beautiful place. The room was very clean and spacious, and equipped with all comfort. The personnel was always helpful and friendly. Food was great and… read more

    August 19, 2021