Peru is renowned for its remarkable natural beauty and unique ecospheres. With an eye on sustainability, ecolodges are beginning to spring up in these beautiful landscapes, offering guests a chance to experience nature first hand. The ecolodges work with the local communities and within the environment to create lodgings that are self-sustainable and part of the ecosphere—not to mention romantic and enchanting, with such beautiful and private atmospheres. Here is a list of the most romantic ecolodges to check out.
Inkaterra is an eco-luxury lodge located in front of Madre de Dios River near Tambopata national reserve. The restaurant is decorated in a rustic-chic style, surrounded by the forest. The large grounds include 35 wooden cabanas, which are the most luxurious you’ll find in the Amazon. The highlights of the offered amenities are their sunset cruise along the river and the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, which is a bridge system 30 meters above the ground that gives visitors unparalleled views of the wildlife. In 2013, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the world’s 25 best ecolodges. Style, comfort, and the experience of a lifetime in the Amazon rainforest.
This ecolodge—which is more like an eco-pod—is suspended on the cliffside in the Sacred Valley, thousands of feet above the ground. To get to the rooms, you have to climb to the top of the cliff using their cables, which are already set up. At night, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the stars and in the morning breakfast will be served to your room. Skylodge is one of the most unique ecolodges in all the world.
Maniti Ecolodge is located in the remote city of Iquitos in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. It’s the largest city in the world without roads leading to it, so you know it’s going to be quiet and secluded. You can have moonlit dinners and enjoy morning trips along the Amazon river. The private bungalows are constructed of secondary growth rainforest materials which blend into the surrounding and make it feel like you’re really apart of the Amazon.
This ecolodge feels like a mini paradise complex. The grounds are teeming with color and life and the centerpiece is their bright blue pool. One of their best rooms is a two-story duplex with a private kitchen, terrace and sun-chairs over looking the pool. Only a five minute walk from the beach, you can enjoy sunset walks along the beach or elect to do it by horseback.
This ecolodge offers visitors a chance to live amongst the forest in one of the most remote places in the world. “For us, the luxury is about the experience,” say Mr. and Mrs. Miguel on their website. “We offer the luxury of approaching something in its original state.” Fall asleep to the sounds of the animals in the Peruvian Amazon and relearn your love for the natural world. Another plus is their swimming pool which you can hangout in to pass the hot, humid Amazon days.