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鈥檒l 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 Yasun铆 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 鈥淐eibo,鈥 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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Certifications

Yarina EcoLodge 鈥 founding member of the YUTURI Preservation Group
with over 20 years of a brilliant history

Reviews

What our clients are saying about us

  • star rating  Muy tranquilo  – Siempre estoy aqu铆 y cada vez la atenci贸n es mejor, al principio les costaba, pero ahora son muy serviciales.
    El lugar es lindo y las habitaciones son limpiadas cada d铆a.… read more

    Vanessgabb
    September 6, 2014

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

    Una experiencia que super贸 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  Experiencia en la selva – Ambiente r煤stico pero confortable. Oportunidad de vivir una experiencia en la selva, contando con buenos servicios. Incluye excursiones nocturnas. Buena cocina. Excelentes gu铆as. Oportunidad de visitar una comunidad de la… read more

    luisrK3656FB
    August 14, 2016
  • star rating  This is the perfect place to visit the Amazone. It is beautifully laid out in the middle of the forest. The staff is very hospitable and the … read more

    TanjaLubbers
    August 28, 2022

    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  Tranquilidad en la selva! – Pasamos en Yarina, un fin de semana maravilloso.

    Ideal para experimentar una primera experiencia en la selva.

    Hicimos una ruta adentr谩ndonos en la selva, posteriormente estuvimos… read more

    CMelgosa
    September 15, 2013
  • 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

    littleRm
    September 19, 2014

    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

    clar2391
    June 9, 2023

    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

    39mohsena
    December 26, 2022
  • star rating  Un lugar incre铆ble y un alojamiento excelente – El lugar es magico, selva primaria, cada salida es apasionante. Nuestro gu铆a Winter fue muy cordial y nos comparti贸 mucho conocimiento sobre la flora y la fauna. Vimos varias clases… read more

    608lucilac
    January 20, 2017

    star rating  Trip of a lifetime – Great location, hospitality, amenities, overall a wonderful way to experience the Amazon. With Juan Carlos in front of house and Livio guiding us on our adventures, we had the absolute… read more

    Linda B
    November 11, 2022

    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

    Yacuruna
    July 15, 2016