Seamlessly blending lush jungle with urban comfort, Mashpi Lodge is at once enormously elegant and uniquely natural. An Ecuadorean cloud forest hideaway that is exclusive in feeling, the lodge is situated on a scenic plateau that overlooks distant forested mountains and up-close untamed foliage.
A stunningly contemporary piece of architectural design, the lodge offers 22 rooms that aim to immerse guests in the striking landscape through the use of sweeping floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. The flabbergasting restaurant and Explorer’s Bar prepare cuisine and beverages that have been created with a focus on native ingredients and flavours from both the coastal and Andean regions. An indulgent indoor forest experience, this is a show-stopping and immersive addition to the luxurious property.
Why we like Mashpi Lodge
A magnificent open-air panoramic terrace provides a memorable spot for guests to revel in the tremendous sights, sounds and smells of the enveloping cloud forest. A unique spot for early morning bird-watching, guests can sit within touching distance of reams of fluttering native birdlife.
Spend time on the lodge’s phenomenal two-person sky bike, an original and exciting way to explore the forest canopy that involves pedalling a suspended bicycle along a high canopy cable stretched between two points in the forest.
Hike along one of the many different trails at day or night, a great option for birdwatching, or climb to the top of a 30-metre observation tower to really experience life lived at the top of the cloud forest canopy.
- Dining room with full panoramic setting
- Wellness centre with jacuzzi and outdoor yoga deck
- Open-air panoramic terrace
- Reading room and learning area
Mashpi Lodge doubles as a scientist-led research station that operates at the forefront of forest conservation, carrying out ambitious research projects and constantly learning about the diverse ecosystem of the Mashpi Reserve. It has also been built using pioneering techniques in sustainable construction, designed to blend so seamlessly with the natural environment that its glass walls make it virtually invisible at times.
Protruding from the verdant hillside around 60 miles northwest of the capital city of Quito (as the hummingbird flies), the remote Mashpi Lodge in the Ecuadorean cloud forest can be reached from Quito in around three hours.
A member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Mashpi Lodge is praised for offering rich and meaningful experiences and showing a commitment to sustainability.