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Refugio Amazonas

At a Glance

    Pros

  • surrounded by rain forest
  • children's program
  • sustainable

    Cons

  • no screens
  • noise audible from other rooms

Refugio Amazonas Review

Rooms separated by cane walls in long, thatched buildings, an airy bar and restaurant, and a jungle setting make the Refugio comparable to Posada Amazonas. Rooms are open on one end for forest viewing; kerosene lanterns provide light at night; birds provide wakeup calls. Because it's halfway between Puerto Maldonado and the Tambopata Research Center, travelers spend a night here on the way to and from the center, but it is also a worthy destination in its own right. The Refugio, owned by Rainforest Expeditions, lies within a 200-hectare (500-acre) protected forest that is contiguous with the Tambopata National Reserve. A canopy tower provides a great view of the rain forest. The lodge caters to families, organizing environmental activities for children. It's a four-hour bus and boat trip from Puerto Maldonado.

    Hotel Details

  • 32 rooms.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-30-2012

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