This accommodation is highly recommended by Aracari Travel
Gocta Natura Cabins offers eco-friendly boutique accommodation as part of a wider environmental initiative in the Gocta Nature Reserve. Committed to actively contributing to the recovery of the cloud forest and biodiversity, the initiative which is partly funded by the cabins, also supports local community development projects.
The cabins and nature reserve are located in the Chachapoyas area of Peru’s Amazonas region, not far from the small village of Cocachimba. The Amazonas region of Northern Peru is known for its dense cloud forest as is one of the most biodiverse places on the earth. The area was also the home to the Chachapoya culture, and is now a growing archaeological tourism destination.
Five individual cabins at Gocta Natura Cabins
The property has five individual cabins which were designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Four of the cabins can accommodate 3 adults each, and the fifth one is for two adults. Each cabin features a private deck and garden with spectacular views of the nature reserve. It’s the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and feel at peace and harmony with nature. There is also a social area featuring a fireplace and an outdoor eating area with a clay oven and grill.
Homemade meals and Private Excursions at Gocta Natura Cabins
All meals are provided (including lunch boxes if you’re off on an excursion), and feature delicious homemade cooking using ingredients sourced from natural local produce. Amenities include hot water, hairdryers, coffee, tea and fruited water in the rooms, and snacks throughout the day.
In the heart of the cloud forest, activities include guided hikes or horseback rides through the trees. The area’s main attraction is Gocta waterfall, considered to be the third tallest in the world at 771m. Bird-watching is also a must and other wildlife such as the night monkey (or tutamono) can be seen if you’re adventurous enough to go in search of it!
The owner Rosario also facilitates community visits in the village. Learn to dye natural wool and weave traditional textiles with a local weaver, or visit a sugar cane farm to see how traditional local spirits are produced.
Gocta is also a great base for day trips. Visit the nearby sarcophagi of Karajía, mysterious burial chambers from the Chachapoyas people, or the impressive fortified city of Kuelap.
Interested in staying at Gocta or visiting the Chachapoyas region? Ask us about our 5-day Peru’s Best Kept Secret itinerary.