This eco-lodge has a keen focus on sustainable tourism and conservation, which is reflected throughout. By using natural building materials and a colourful design scheme that reflects the traditions of the local province, the proprietors have fashioned an authentic and immersive establishment that lends itself well to travellers wishing to escape into nature.
Situated within the dense jungle of the Yacutinga Nature Reserve, you’ll begin to feel at one with nature when standing amidst the towering trees here.
Accommodation & Facilities
Yacutinga’s 20 individual rooms all boast views of the surrounding jungle, 24/7 hot running water, an en-suite bathroom, wood stove and the same charmingly colourful décor found throughout the lodge. Also available is the Yatei Suite, a larger room in a more private location suited well for honeymooners. Guests can choose to make use of the swimming pool – designed to coincide with rainwater flow and optimise water use as a result – as well as a number of gardens, a yoga room and a meditation tower that sits at the top of a palmetto forest.
Served in the lodge’s artfully decorated restaurant that evokes the natural beauty found just outside the window, the cuisine at Yacutinga is prepared using local produce from the nearby town of Andresito. The gourmet dishes made using fresh, balanced ingredients incorporate traditional influences while adhering to international standards. A barbecue area can also be utilised.
As a lodge that strives to leave its guests feeling attuned with the natural world, Yacutinga provides plenty of activities that aim to do just that. A range of guided tours led by the local Guarani people can be taken, with subjects including medicinal plants, local wildlife, animal tracking, entomology and birdwatching. Guests can also take part in conservation efforts orchestrated by the lodge, embark on kayaking and hiking excursions, or receive lessons from one of Yacutinga’s yoga teachers.
For safety reasons, children must be at least 5 years of age to stay at Yacutinga during the winter months (June – September) and at least 8 years of age during the summer (November – March). However, the lodge does offer educational programs that teach families about ecology and conservation, which are designed for families with children aged between 6 and 15.