Liana Lodge

Liana Lodge

Puerto Barantilla Selva Viva, Ahuano, Tena 150150 Ecuador
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4.5
#3 of 19 lodges in Tena
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Family
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Spanish
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Free breakfast
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Safe
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Non-smoking rooms
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Puerto Barantilla Selva Viva, Ahuano, Tena 150150 Ecuador
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Mariscal Sucre Airport
139.3 km
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Kiwibackpacker wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful and amazing lodge!
We spend a few days during March here and had a wonderful time. The lodge is located in the middle of the rainforest and offers a variety of great trips to the deeper rainforest, local villages and the animal rescue station AmaZoonico. The staff was very open and heartwarming, making everyone feel most welcome. Every meal had several courses and was absolutely delicious, capable of curing stomach aches that we had gotten in our previous travel time. The rooms were beautiful handbuild lodges, even though they were limited by what can be put up in the middle of the forest they were absolutely comfortable and clean. In the end, the worst part was to say goodbye and we can't wait to revisit! ;)
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring a flashlight to walk at night and follow the instructions of the staff and guides at all...
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Inga_K_K wrote a review Oct 2021
Riga, Latvia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I absolutely loved the lodge! Very relaxing, the nicest staff ever. Simple cabins on stilts, no electricity apart from the main house, same goes for WiFi (I believe some cabins do have electricity, but loved the candle lit option more). At night live fire is available in the main house. Some of the better food experienced in Ecuador served by very kind chef from Otovalo.

Favorite activity was a 5 hour hike through forest, we saw 3 kinds of monkeys and many other things, and then arrived at a lovely clear jungle river. Other activities also quite enjoyable, as well as company of the young but very knowledgeable and kichwa guide.

However no need to even leave the room for a great time - squirrel monkeys resident in the lodge came around several times a day either close to loge or to the trees that could be observed from the balcony, and some birds could be seen almost non stop.

The shower stopped producing hot water at some point - when informed the staff, the local repair team arrived, pronounced it fully functional and departed. So I guess it remains fully functional apart from no hot water situation - I just did not feel like making a further effort in this regard, would stay in the lodge even with no hot water at all.

Great price, very friendly to single travelers.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rodrigo San Martin wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic experience, the food was delicious, beautiful and simple cabins, lot's of activities, the workers very friendly and accommodating, learned a lot from the guides, saw many monkeys from the boat, the lodge and in hikes. We found gold, and the puppy (Puca) meaning red in the Kichwa language was very friendly and cute.

Highly recommend Liana Lodge,
Thank you very much to the Liana Lodge team!👍
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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slimdave wrote a review May 2023
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for just 2 nights, lovely setting and warm welcome. The rating of 5 is taking into account the location, type of property and cleae expectations. We knew there was no electricity and no fan/AC and we were not bothered about that during our stay. The food was excellent, fresh and just so tasty. Nice area to chill and little bar. We did a walk and also went to Amazoonico - both really enjoyable and guide spot on.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gbg75 wrote a review Jan 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been here quite many times now and we are always very satisfied with our stay here. The cabins are really nice and cosy, the guides are very good and there are activities for all ages. It´s the best place to relax for some days in the djungel, it´s calm and silent, the only sounds you can in the night are the sounds of the rainforest. Best of all; the amazing food! Even though we needed special food due to allergies the food was always delicious and varying.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from René H, Manager at Liana Lodge
Responded Jan 27, 2020
thank you very much for your comments describing your positive experiences during your recent stay with us. we would be pleased to welcome you again here in the rainforest
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Julia wrote a review Jul 2023
Adliswil, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three nights at Liana Lodge and it was really a perfect experience from A to Z. The lodge is beautiful and the staff very friendly. We loved our room with the hammock and candle lighting. A very authentic way to experience the jungle and very safe too. We had almost no mosquito bites and were quite relieved to hear that there was no risk of dengue or malaria. Also the excursions with our guide Adrian were a true highlight as well as the food. Overall, we can highly recommend Liana Lodge.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jam2602 wrote a review Jun 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very remote and quiet site on the river. We arrived very late and had a good welcome and boat ride to the lodge. To note that at the sign post by the road mentioning the lodge turn left immediately to go to the boat site. Friendly staff and several activities to choose from. Guide shared his knowledge in his best English. Meals were good. We had not seen the payment details - pay in cash or before arrival (no cash machine) which created a small problem for us.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Pay before arrival or have the cash Take a headlamp as rooms have no electricity
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carter b wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rustic, clean and comfortable. Arrive by boat. WiFi and electricity in main hall only. Candlelight at night. Excellent Cooking. Helpful staff. Quiet. Just you and the the music of the jungle. Took a long hike through the jungle with informative guides. Ate ants that taste like a lemon. The Liana lodge left a nice impression on me.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not for people who expect civilization to follow them into the jungle.
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Parvex F wrote a review Jul 2012
Taverne, Ticino, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On my last visit in July 2012 I saw a family with a small kid of 8 years old. They spent 3 days and enjoyed two animations every day: balsa rafting, tubing, visit of an indigenous family, Rain Forest hiking, visit of amaZoonico the rescue centre for animals, gold washing, etc.
They were enthousiastic, ... and the kid too, worn out and happy. they asked me to pout this message for you.
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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bestestes wrote a review Feb 2014
Estes Park, Co
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When asking the question, "Did you like Banos or Liana Lodge better?" of our group, everyone said Banos. But! No one would miss this stop: exploring the river, hiking the jungle, swimming without being devoured by the fish, eating lunch off of a leaf, and visiting a local home. Those tours are just a few of those included in the price of lodging at Liana. We added the night hike, for 25 bucks extra, don't miss it.

The meals are not well reported on here, and are worthy of a 5 star rating on their own. What a pleasant experience to sit by candlelight and taste the delicately prepared gourmet meals that are scratch made from local farmers harvest. It's all part of the local effort to support each other and the economy.

If we were visiting again, I'd bring a well organized supply of clothing that provided separation between clean and used clothes; once they're wet, they don't dry quickly, if at all. The showers are hot and water plentiful, but you really appreciate clean options in clothing after peeling todays outfit off before an evening shower (also by candlelight) just before dinner.

Riding the bus in and out? No problem, but you will either need to speak a little Spanish or have some printed translations to ask the helpful locals for help navigating the bus stations. We ended up standing in the bus aisle all the way back to Tena from Liana Lodge after being dropped off by boat at the road after check out, the bus was so full. I think the bus ride was a big part of the experience, so I'm not complaining. I may even be jealous that you can travel for a dollar per hour of bus time here, though even with full buses I'm not sure how they cover expenses! Buy tickets with assigned seats at least an hour ahead of the departure time, when possible, for the best luck seating your group together, when originating from a terminal.

Long sleeves and bug spray are a must in the daytime, shorts and t shirt were ok for dinner as the bugs weren't biting after dark, and it felt good to cool down after a day of sweating.

Friendly staff, clean accommodations- we may return someday with more of our children for this once in a lifetime jungle experience at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: February 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Sep 4, 2016
Thank you for your comment and sharing impressions with us, we really hope you will return some day! Kind regards, Liana Lodge Team
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Victoria C asked a question Jul 2018
Boston, Massachusetts9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello! Is the confirmation for my booking just the one email? Seems too easy to be true!
Answer from yaelwolf
Montreal, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes it was an email confirmation for me too.
WorldTourPrincess asked a question Mar 2018
Auburn, Massachusetts69 contributions39 helpful votes
How many guests can your lodge accommodate?
Answer from Liana L
Estiamadas, our Lodge can hold up to 43 guests, with one queen size and one single bed in each cabana. Since there are a lot of single room reservations, we usually have around 10 - 25 guests at a time. Saludos cordiales Leo
carter b wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not for people who expect civilization to follow them into the jungle."
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Kiwibackpacker wrote a tip Aug 2023
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a flashlight to walk at night and follow the instructions of the staff and guides at all times. "
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jam2602 wrote a tip Jun 2023
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay before arrival or have the cash Take a headlamp as rooms have no electricity"
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David W wrote a tip Feb 2017
Ottawa, Canada184 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"As close as possible to the main lodge for anybody with mobility issues"
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Toemaarjongens wrote a tip May 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands161 contributions98 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a lodge without neigbours"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Liana Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Liana Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Amazoonico Animal Rescue Centre (0.9 km) and Laguna del Caiman Negro (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Liana Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Liana Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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