Gocta Andes Lodge is a charming place from which to explore Gocta Falls and the surrounds including the Kuelap Fortress. Maximising on the stunning vistas all the rooms and the public areas face out onto the falls, it's a captivating view, one you could never grow tired of.
It's a comfortable, small hotel with friendly staff, a cross between a guesthouse and a boutique country hotel. There are 16 rooms and 2 suites, each one spacious and furnished in a simple contemporary style. The rooms have large picture windows leading out onto a private terrace or balcony, had we already mentioned the views?
The restaurant serves delicious Andean flavours, starting the day with a buffet breakfast. Weather dependent you can eat indoors or alfresco on the terrace as you take in the captivating falls as they cascade down the cliffside. In the pretty gardens you'll find the infinity pool with loungers around the edge, a delightful spot to spend a little down-time and recharge both the body and mind. You may even come across the odd llama going about its business. The cloudforest surrounding the property is a haven for birds, in short this is a little corner of paradise.
Open: Gocta Andes Lodge is open all year round
Location: The lodge is situated in the Cocachimba Valley overlooking Gocta Falls.
Rooms: The hotel has 16 rooms and two suites. They are spacious and simply furnished but comfortable. Each room has a TV, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water. Ground floor rooms (double) have a terrace and upstairs ones (triples) a balcony. All rooms face Gocta Falls.
Activities: There's quite a range of tours that can be organised from the lodge; tour of Gocta Falls, visit to Kuelap Fortress, guided nature tours and village visits. Longer excursions include day trips to Chachapoyas and Karajia or Leymebamba, Yerbabuena and Revash.
Facilities: The restaurant serves dishes showcasing Andean cuisine, you can dine indoors or on the terrace as you enjoy the views. Each day starts with a buffet breakfast. In the evenings, relax and enjoy a drink after a day out exploring and swap stories with other guests. Other facilities include an outdoor infinity pool, sun room and laundry service.
Dining: Meals are served at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a low risk malarial area.
Communication: There is limited mobile signal at the lodge, there is Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel though this can be patchy when the weather is bad.
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