Perched 950 metre above sea level in Ecuador's wildlife rich Chocó forest, Mashpi is a stunning eco-lodge nestled amid a vast expanse of untamed wilderness. The brainchild of visionary creator and conservationist Roque Sevilla,it is at the centre of the Mashpi Reserve, 1,200 hectares of diverse ecosystems encompassing both cloud and rainforests. While visiting a place like this would usually be synonymous with a more rustic experience, Mashpi Lodge brings a decidedly urban level of comfort and luxury to jungle exploration. Designed with the latest techniques in sustainable construction, the Lodge's huge glass walls and natural tones render it almost invisible amid the verdant foliage. The lodge's Wayra rooms and three spacious Yaku suites are elegant examples of contemporary design, accented with warm, sustainable wood and equipped with deep Phillipe Starcke-inspired bathtubs. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide around the clock show of the surrounding forest's constantly shifting sights and sounds, with subdued LED lighting and automatic blinds allowing you to create the perfect atmosphere.
When you are ready to venture from your room, you have a seemingly limitless natural playground to explore. Experienced guides, many of whom have grown up in the forest, will lead you on expeditions through the reserve to discover the astonishing range of flora and fauna that thrives here. Travel through the canopy via a sky bike suspended high in the trees, gain a 360-degree view of the jungle from the eight-storey observation tower and see the brightly-coloured inhabitants of the hummingbird garden. After a busy day exploring, recharge with a massage treatment in the Samay Wellness Centre before exploring Ecuador's rich culinary heritage in Mashpi's dining room, where you can sample dishes inspired by unique flavours of the forest.
Resort Activities / facilities
Spa, wellness area & Jacuzzi
Restaurant and bar
Extensive network of forest trails
Things to do nearby
Explore the Howler Monkey Trail in search of native flora and fauna
Hike through the forest to a secluded waterfall
Take a tandem sky bike through the tree tops to get a birds eye view
Scale the observation tower to view toucans and parrots at canopy level
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