Pacoche Lodge & Reserve

About

Pacoche Lodge & Reserve is located in one of the last remaining semi-dry tropical forests, at the Ecuadorian coast, in the province of Manabí. The Reserve covers a 10ha area, and it is inside the Marine, Coastal and Wildlife Refuge, with an area of 13,445ha.

Located at only twenty minutes from Manta, the forest is a green patch in the middle of a semi-desertic area of the coast of Manabí. Its fascinating microclimate serves as habitat for countless species that are characteristics of the area. Pacoche is well-known for the howler monkeys, and over 250 species of birds, from which, 55 are endemic. Its typical and rich flora leads to its name (you will learn about this in your visit). You can find trees like Bamboos, Shawl and Cady. The famous straw hats and the tagua handicrafts (known as vegetable ivory) originate from the Shawl and Cady trees respectively.

Highlights

Birdwatching

Pacoche is a true paradise for bird watching lovers. , two hundred twenty species of birds approximately has been accounted for, of which forty-four of these species are endemic.

Howler Monkeys

There is a family of over 40 howler monkeys at Pacoche Lodge & Reserve. There are more than ten groups of howler monkeys in the entire wildlife refugee.

Cultural Activities

Demonstration of the traditional process of sugar cane extraction in the “Trapiche” (mill).

Services

Pacoche Lodge & Reserve is a garua forest, for which, half of the year the place could be wet. Please come prepared with long trousers, closed shoes, raincoat, sunscreen and repellent.

Hiking

Strategically located and suitable for a complete biodiversity observation, Pacoche Lodge & Reserve counts with three natural trails, that can be hiked with and without a guide. The length of the trail will depend on your fitness, starting with a half an hour walk, and going up to an hour walk.

Outside the reserve, you will be able to do other trails such as:

  • Monkey Path, path of community within the semi-dry Pacoche forest, ideal for watching raptors.
  • Dry forest and marine area, trail San Lorenzo Lighthouse, where you can see spectacular beaches and various seabirds.
  • Coast sidewalks in beautiful beaches such as Liguiqui and San Lorenzo.

 

Restaurant

In Pacoche restaurant you can delight in a delicious national and international cuisine, with our specialty in seafood and meat. The restaurant is strategically located, so you can enjoy a fantastic view of the lush forest and its habitat.

Cabins

Pacoche Lodge & Reserve counts with two comfortable cabins for 4 people each (an extra bed can be accommodated). They are located in the middle of the forest, so you can enjoy, relax and rest; hearing only the birds, the monkeys, the vegetation and the nature that surrounds them. The cabins are equipped with:

 

  • Queen size bed and a bunk bed
  • Balcony with unparalleled views of the forest
  • Spacious private bathrooms with hot water
  • Hammock
  • Fan

 

If you are looking for a hidden and exclusive place, out of the crowd, close to the beaches and surrounded by jungle, this is the perfect place for you.

ROOMS
PRICES 2023
Single47,00
Double83,00
Triple110,00
Quadruple138,00
5 PAX (addition bed)

160,00

INCLUDES: ECOLOGICAL WALK THROUGH ANY OF THE PATHS, BREAKFAST, SERVICE.
CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS DO NOT PAY
Our prices are per person, listed in US dollars.

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