Pumarinri Amazon Lodge

Top choice lodge in Tarapoto

This thatched-roof retreat on the banks of the Río Huallaga and surrounded by transitional mountain rainforest is a perfect escape from the mototaxi blues. Most rooms are upscale-basic but very comfortable with expansive river-view terraces. It's located 30km east of Tarapoto.

Excursions from the tranquil setting include nearby waterfalls, treks to spot the poison dart frog, boat tours, and bird-spotting some 260 recorded species within a 16km radius. Upon return, the kitchen staff fish your gamitana straight from their own breeding pond.