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


What our clients are saying about us

  • star rating  Experiencia 煤nica en la selva – En Yarina pasamos cuatro d铆as fant谩sticos. Fuimos en familia con tres hijos adolescentes que no hacen m谩s que recordar lo vivido como una experiencia inigualable. Gracias a ellos pudimos conocer… read more

    February 2, 2014

    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

    September 6, 2014

    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

    January 20, 2017
  • 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  Amazing lodge, amazing guide and amazing atmosphere! – This is an amazing lodge located in a secluded area in Amazon. Everything went smoothly, the lodges are very clean and comfortable and the meals are outstanding. Our guide, Winter,… read more

    November 10, 2021

    star rating  I loved to stay at Yarina. It was really the break I needed from the city life, as it was very calm and relaxing. Our guide, Eduardo, was very good… read more

    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

    September 15, 2013

    star rating  Great guide, awesome athmosphere, tasty food! – We enjoyed everything at our stay at yarina lodge. Eduardo showed us many animals and did as much activities as we want to do. The room has a mosquito net… read more

    July 7, 2021

    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  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  Un lugar de ensue帽o que debe mejorar algunas cosas – He pasado tres d铆as magn铆ficos en la Reserva. En contacto con la naturaleza, el aire puro y una experiencia 煤nica como es el Amazonas.
    Para visitar este lugar hay que… read more

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    March 7, 2014

    star rating  Un lugar en la selva, con comodidad, con cuidado de un excelente personal profesional y humano. Una experiencia inolvidable, en un grupo peque帽o y con gu铆as que aman y protegen… read more

    January 8, 2021