Chalalán Ecolodge information
Chalalán Ecolodge is Bolivia’s leading community-based ecotourism project. Built entirely from natural rainforest materials by the enthusiastic San José youth, the lodge’s simple and elegant huts surround the idyllic oxbow lake, Laguna Chalalán. Chalalán is Parque Nacional Madidi’s only formal visitor accommodations and it provides the opportunity to amble through relatively untouched rainforest and appreciate the richness of life. While the flora and fauna are lovely, it’s the sounds that provide the magic here: the incredible dawn bird chorus, the evening frog symphony, the collective whine of zillions of insects, the roar of bucketing tropical rainstorms and, in the early morning, the thunderlike chorus of every howler monkey within a 100km radius.