Fodor's Expert Review Muyuna Lodge

San Juan de Yanayacu, 140 km (87 miles) southwest of Iquitos, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru Fodor's Choice

Poised at the edge of a seasonally flooded forest on the tranquil Yanayacu River, Muyuna Lodge is surrounded by exuberant tropical forest teaming with wildlife. Screened bungalows shaded by trees have attractive tile bathrooms, cold-water showers, and porches with hammocks; the nicest ones have river views. The forest behind the lodge holds plenty of wildlife, and you're likely to see cocoi herons, black-collared hawks, squirrel monkeys, dolphins, and much more on daily boat excursions. Kerosene lanterns provide light at night, but the dining hall, where hearty buffet meals are served, has electric lights and outlets for charging batteries. It's worth spending four nights here.

PROS

  • comfortable bungalows
  • abundant wildlife
  • knowledgeable guides
  • varied excursions
  • good value

CONS

  • three-hour boat ride from Iquitos
  • cold-water showers
  • kerosene-lit rooms

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 065-242–858 | -995–918–964

HOTEL DETAILS

17 cabins
Rate Includes: All meals

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