Podocarpus National Park, Ecuador

Lodge Lodge


We’d rather let our guests fully enjoy the songs of birds, the dripping of the rain on the leaves, the powerful sound of the river Bombuscaro, the near-touch with hummingbirds chasing each other, the spectacle of colorful tanagers, the silent flight of the marvelous butterflies, the powerful aroma of the Maxillaria splendens orchid, the greenness of the forest … in order to have you leaving with an unforgettable experience… and wanting to come back!

Copalinga is a small scale, family-run ecolodge which offers peace, privacy, and comfort in the natural setting and highly biodiverse environment. It is the perfect spot for nature lovers who appreciate a respite from the noise of modern society.

We have six individual first class cabins, each for two persons, built from beautiful local woods. All cabins have a bedroom, a private bathroom with hot shower and a deck with a view of the natural landscape.

Fruit feeders in front of the restaurant are filled with bananas just before breakfast and lunch are served, so that many tanagers and chachalacas will join you while you

eat. The activity varies throughout the year, from just a few birds to a continuous coming and going all day long. The best months for bird activity on our feeders are usually January-March and August-October, although this can change from year to year.

A more recent attraction for bird watchers is the opportunity to observe the elusive Gray Tinamou in the late afternoon. At a 10 minute walking distance from the cabins, we constructed a blind, behind which we put out corn. The corn is eaten by the Gray Tinamous and others birds and mammals also come in.




Single Rooms
Double Rooms
Cabins / Bungalows
Triple Rooms


Private Facilities
Shared Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Mobile Phone Coverage

Naturalist / Guide

Guide can be arranged
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Animal Feeders
Viewing Hide


Private Trails
Up to 5 miles away


Restaurant / Dining
Shop / Store

Species List - English

  1. Tufted Coquette 1km
  2. Grey Tinamou 1km
  3. White-breasted Parakeet 1km
  4. Buff-tailed Sicklebill 2-10km
  5. Speckled Chachalaca 1km
  6. Little Tinamou 2-10km
  7. Violet-fronted Brilliant 1km
  8. Coppery-chested Jacamar 2-10km
  9. Pauraque 2-10km
  10. Booted Racket-tail 2-10km
  11. Golden-eared Tanager 1km
  12. Masked Flowerpiercer 1km
  13. Grey-chinned Hermit 1km
  14. Olingo 1km
  15. Red-skirted Treefrog 1km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Lophornis ornatus 1km
  2. Tinamus tao 1km
  3. Pyrrhura albipectus 1km
  4. Eutoxeres condamini 2-10km
  5. Ortalis guttata 1km
  6. Crypturellus soui 2-10km
  7. Heliodoxa leadbeateri 1km
  8. Galbula pastazae 2-10km
  9. Nyctidromus albicollis 2-10km
  10. Ocreatus underwoodii 2-10km
  11. Tangara chrysotis 1km
  12. Diglossa cyanea 1km
  13. Phaethornis griseogularis 1km
  14. Bassaricyon gabbii 1km
  15. Dendropsophus rhodopeplus 1km

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Lodge: +593 2 2505129