Mashpi Lodge

Marshpi Lodge perched at 900 meters above the sea level between lower montane rainforest and cloud forests, the Lodge is surrounded by a profusion of plant species, from ferns and bromeliads to large numbers of orchid species, many newly-discovered.


A staggering 500 species of birds – including some 36 endemics – are estimated to inhabit the forest, fluttering through the canopy. Monkeys, peccaries and even puma make their homes inside the Reserve crisscrossed by waterfalls, all between dramatic, verdant hills.


Mashpi is more than a five-star Lodge in the forest: it was conceived and is meant to be one-of-a-kind Travel Experience where the material features of the property are just the ideal complement for an unbeatable contact with the fauna, flora, geological, geographical, ecological, climatic, scenic and historic features of one of the most remarkably biodiverse corners of the world, now protected as a Nature Reserve.

Mashpi is designed to completely immerse you in the forest life, while keeping its creatures safely at bay – a luxury retreat amidst the dense forest and stunning mountain views. The rooms are arranged over three floors, all designed with floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall panoramic glass windows, some on two sides, with the forest just a few feet away.

Captivating views awash with greens and browns, with trunks, branches, vines, leaves, birds and crawling clouds all around. It’s a bit like being on a crystal capsule, observing the forest life from the comfort of the bed.

The Lodge’s towering, two-story Dining Room offers a fully panoramic and dramatic setting for a lively gourmet experience. Mashpi’s chefs draw from the diversity of Ecuadorian cuisine and ingredients, making the most of its location between the Coast and the Andes to offer the best of both worlds.

Mashpi creates its gastronomic identity around native ingredients of generous flavours such as wild garlic, chillangua and other products of the forest. They provide aromas and flavours that will linger on your savouring memory.

The Mashpi experience is about discovering life in the tree tops, trekking along trails, listening to animal calls, absorbing each and every colour, bathing in pure waterfalls, spotting butterflies and birds, encountering amazing creatures, or simply relaxing with a view of clouds playing hide-and seek with the forest.