Our retreat, Eco-Lodge Buganvillas, is situated at one of the entrance points to the Ecuadorian Amazon rain forest. Our facilities and the location make it possible for you to fully experience the rain forest in convenience and comfort.
You will be surrounded by a wonderfully lush botanical garden full of trees, orchids, tropical flowers, exotic butterflies and birds, with an abundant organic kitchen garden.
Only 20 minutes away by foot is the Hola Vida waterfall which flows into a natural pool of fresh water perfect for swimming. Adventurous hiking for a few hours will reward you with more waterfalls, pristine rivers and breathtaking views.On the other side of the river you can meet the indigenous population, see local crafts, typical dances and shaman rituals. Our location is ideal for people seeking adventure, families with children, and large groups.
On the other side of the river you can meet the indigenous population, see local crafts, typical dances and shaman rituals.
Our location is ideal for people seeking adventure, families with children, and large groups.
There are two kinds of accommodations on the property. The retreat is not a hostel! The rooms are solely reserved for the person or persons who have made the reservation.
The main house has a master bedroom, with private bathroom and hot water. The living room, dining room, and a fully equipped eat-in kitchen are the exclusive use of those reserving the master bedroom. This space can be configured so that it can accommodate a group of as many as 5 people who are travelling together.
The cost is $15 per person.
In addition there are three independent bedrooms in the house, each of which can accommodate up to four people. Each bedroom has private bath and hot water.
The cost is $12 per person.
All rooms in the main house face the garden, include a closet, skylight, and fan.
You may purchase some basic food items, drinks etc. at a bodega five minutes away from the premises by foot. There are also a few inexpensive local diners not far from the house. We also offer homemade food prepared by our excellent cook, who specializes in the Ecuadorian cuisine of the coast and Spanish dishes such as el encocado de camarones ,mariscos and la paella. All food is prepared and served under strict health and safety standards. Breakfast is $5 per person. Lunch and/or dinner is $l0 per person.
Bougainvilleas is 27km south of Puyo before the village of Pomona.
It is right next to Hola Vida, a famous waterfall very well known in the area.
There are 3 buses that go to Pomona every day. the tickets are $1.25, they leave from Mercado Mariscal in Puyo and it takes about 45 minutes:
depating times are:
6:15am 1pm 4pm
You can also get there from Puyo by taxi ($10).
Tell the taxi driver you want to go to La cascada de Hola Vida.
Bougainvilleas is right before the foundation.
*Parroquia Pomona, Km 15 Via Macas
telf 09 83455379 /
02 3031283 /
New York: (001) 347 8376885
Free Internet service is available at a community center 10 minutes away by car. A taxi will take you there for $5.00.
Canoe trips in the nearby river and guided hikes in the rain forest are also available at a reasonable price.