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Urraca Lodge

Accommodation: Self Drive to Macará (Ecuador)

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Accommodation Type: Ecuador Forest Lodge

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The Urraca Lodge, Loja, Ecuador

  • Macará (Ecuador)
  • Hot Water & Electricity
  • Bar & Shop
  • Extensive Trail Networks
  • Jorupe Reserve
  • Open Restaurant
  • Birding Opportunities
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The Urraca Lodge

Settled at 500 m elevation in the newly founded Jorupe Reserve on the outskirts of the Amazon Basin, the Urraca Lodge is located a few km northeast of Macará city close to the border between Ecuador and Peru. The Urraca Lodge has six well lit cabins designed for you to relax amongst Nature. The Urraca Lodge includes an open restaurant and bar where you can watch many endemic and rare birds. Jorupe is also the ideal headquarters for exploring Utuana, another reserve close to the lodge. Dotted around the lodge are giant kapok or ceiba trees you can find on our extensive trail network.

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Urraca Lodge Tours

We provide independent services, which includes lodging, food, and reserve entrance services. However, we also offer Tailored Tours and Custom Designed Tours (Please Enquire for these options).

This is for true aficionados of the richness of tropical environments. Our cabin was a short but always interesting walk from the dining room, surrounded by magnificent ceiba (kapok) trees. Our cameras were in constant use, capturing the beauty of unusual flowers, butterflies, birds, moths, insects – whatever cried out for a photo. We had long walks on the well-kept trails within the reserve or on the roads leading to and from it. There was always something new and interesting to observe and enjoy.

– Elizabeth, Canada

The Lodge Rooms

The lodge can house a total of 12 guests in six beautiful independent cabins, which include a private bathroom.

Facilities & Electricity

Hot water and electricity (110 volts) are provided at the Urraca Lodge. The lodge also includes an open restaurant, bar, and shop. Laundry services are available and we provide biodegradable soap. The lodge provides access to an extensive network of trails in the Jorupe Reserve.


Food at the Urraca Lodge is prepared with the utmost care and attention to the highest sanitary standards. We can accommodate special diets if you send us your requirements 30 days before your visit.

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Getting to the Urraca Lodge

From Loja, take the road to Macará passing by Catacocha. When you are in Macará, take the road to Sozoranga for 15 minutes until you get to the Reserve’s entrance. You will see signs for Jocotoco Foundation on the left hand side near the entrance. Call the security attendant to gain access to the reserve. When the doors are opened, drive for two km and you will arrive at the Urraca Lodge.

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Wildlife at the Urraca Lodge

At the Urraca Lodge, noteworthy birds you can see include:

  • King Vulture
  • Ochre-bellied Dove
  • Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner
  • Blackish-headed Spinetail
  • Watkins’ Antpitta
  • Gray-breasted Flycatcher
  • White-tailed Jay
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Urraca Lodge Trails & The Jorupe Reserve

Strategically placed to maximise birdwatching opportunities in the Jorupe Reserve, from the Urraca Lodge you can enjoy our trails among the giant Ceiba tree.

Trail 1: This trail takes you across dry forest typical of the Tumbesian region where you will find the colossal Ceiba trees growing through the forest canopy.

Trail 2: Trail 2 is highlighted by a special Ceiba tree affectionately known as Goblin’s House due to its characteristic silhouette.

Trail 3: Trail 3 traverses the top of an arid gorge covered in dry forest typical of the Tumbesian region. Ideal for mountain biking, Ceiba trees are encountered on this trail including Ceiba Macho, named for its unusual shape, and another called The Little House.

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Urraca Lodge Rates

Rates Per Night:

  • US$ 146 (Single)
  • US$ 256 (Double)

Price Includes

Prices per room and include:
Night Lodging, Three Meals, Taxes, Services, & Entrance to the reserves.

Price Does Not Include Guiding Service

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