Chirapa Manta

Lodge in Tarapoto

Staying at this tranquil ecological retreat, surrounded by birdlife and butterflies, is like taking a chill pill and waking up in a new, less frenetic dimension. Set among lush vegetation on the banks of the upper Río Cumbaza, a 40-minute drive northwest of Tarapoto, this is where people come for 'wellness,' yoga, detoxification and 'spiritual reconnection.'

The lodge feels totally isolated yet is just a short walk to the charming village of San Roque. The comfortable rooms have electric hot water and well-functioning dry toilets, plus they feature clay walls embedded with colored glass. Guests have access to the kitchen and vegetarian meals are also available. The friendly management also organizes hikes and ecological excursions in the area.