What makes Mashpi Lodge an ideal honeymoon destination?

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A couple shares an intimate moment while gazing into the lush cloud forest from the expansive windows of Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.

Mashpi Lodge is not just a hotel in the middle of the forest, it’s a getaway to an immersive and romantic experience in the heart of one of the most impressive biodiversity reserves in the world. Perfect for newlyweds seeking an intimate connection with nature and each other, this ecological sanctuary promises to be an unforgettable setting to celebrate love. Let’s not forget that getting married is a momentous occasion, and choosing the perfect destination for the honeymoon is an important decision!

The best thing about this honeymoon destination is the fact that every day at Mashpi is an adventure. Here, newlyweds can immerse themselves in the forest on a guided hike, fly over the canopy on the Dragonfly canopy gondola, or enjoy a unique experience observing endemic birds and butterflies. The experiences that can be had here not only enable couples to connect with each other, but also with nature in its purest form.

Mashpi Lodge Varanda View
Mashpi Lodge Varanda View

Honeymoon Destination – The Lodge’s Location

Imagine waking up to the sound of exotic birds and a panoramic view of the biodiversity only Ecuador can offer. Mashpi Lodge is situated in a protected private reserve, just 3 hours from Quito and its International Airport. Due to its secluded location, it is considered an intimate place that guarantees a unique connection with nature, an escape from the daily routine, and a great place to enjoy your honeymoon. 

Mashpi is a combination of both cloud and rainforest, a unique ecosystem characterized by frequent cloud and mist cover. This persistent humidity  and occasional  allow for lush vegetation, bromeliads, orchids, mosses, and lichens to grow.

Surrounded by a thousand shades of green and wildlife around every corner, Mashpi Lodge is more than a hotel—it is a transformative experience. We invite you into this fascinating natural world, where you and your partner will find thousands of species not found anywhere else. Rest assured: An extraordinary experience awaits here that will perfectly set the stage for this new chapter in your life with the person you love the most.

Luxurious Accommodations

The Lodge’s Honeymoon Suites

When it comes to planning the perfect honeymoon, the details are essential. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime occasion that deserves to be celebrated in a magical place that promises to be as unique as you and your partner’s love and everlasting connection.

That’s why at Mashpi Lodge, our honeymoon suites (also known as “Yaku Suites”) are the perfect choice for newlyweds. These come equipped with all the modern amenities you’ll need to make your stay as pleasant as possible, from king-size beds with the finest of linens available. The Yaku Suites  have fantastic views and a luxury bathtub .

Mashpi Lodge Yaku Bathroom
Mashpi Lodge Yaku Bathroom

Amenities and Services for Couples

To ensure a worry-free experience, Mashpi Lodge offers private transportation and transfers, making the arrival and departure process incredibly easy for couples. If it’s a special occasion, the Lodge can also arrange personalized romantic surprises and celebrations, ensuring that every moment throughout your stay is truly unforgettable. Additionally, each exploration itinerary is tailored to your desires and interests, with customized services and activities oriented towards making things as romantic as possible and making your stay wholly unique and exquisitely planned.

Romantic Experiences

Massage and Spa Services

If you’re looking for a relaxing moment, Mashpi offers spa experiences designed to be enjoyed as a couple. Everything is provided with the utmost care, from stress-relieving massages to rejuvenating treatments. Couples can immerse themselves in the tranquility of our outdoor hot tub or participate in yoga or meditation classes together, finding peace and harmony in the cloud forest.

Honeymoon destination
Honeymoon destination

Candlelit Dinners

Gastronomy at Mashpi Lodge is as captivating as its landscapes. Intimate candlelit dinners, personalized menus, and wine pairings await couples, ensuring a memorable culinary experience. You and your loved one can sit back and revel in panoramic views of the tropical forest from the Lodge’s terraces or the privacy of your  own room. Additionally, there are options for romantic picnics to be enjoyed amidst nature, which is a beautiful way to share special moments.

Nature and Wildlife

Nature has that unparalleled magic to stoke the flame of love, and Mashpi Lodge is the perfect setting for couples to experience that magic. Located in the heart of one of the world’s densest and most biodiverse forests, our exclusive retreat offers an unforgettable experience where luxury and the jungle converge like never before.

Biodiversity of the Cloud Forest

The true treasure of Mashpi’s cloud and rainforest is found in the diversity of its flora and fauna. From the splendor of its plants—such as orchids and bromeliads—to the mesmerizing ability of its creatures to camouflage themselves, like the leaf litter toad and the owl butterfly, Mashpi is home to unique species that have adapted to this humid and misty environment.

Among Mashpi’s ecological treasures are its endemic species, including the Mashpi Magnolia and the Mashpi Torrenteer Frog, two species that were previously unknown to science. Each species of bird, amphibian or insect is an amazing testimony to the uniqueness of Mashpi’s ecosystem. These creatures embellish the Mashpi Reserve and play a crucial role in the conservation of the natural habitat.

Mashpi Lodge Velvet Purple Coronet
Mashpi Lodge Velvet Purple Coronet

Night Walks to Observe Wildlife

At Mashpi, mysteries are waiting to be discovered at night. A new world emerges when the sun sets, and our night walks promise a unique adventure through the forest to observe the wildlife that only comes out after nightfall. Sharing a night walk with your loved one is a magical and exhilarating experience, allowing you to enjoy quality moments in an exciting and insightful guided journey into the forest at night. It is an opportunity to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle of life at home so that you can have new experiences in your relationship.

Mashpi Lodge Activities

Located in the heart of one of the most astonishing natural wonders in the world, Mashpi Lodge offers a spectacular opportunity to engage with the mysterious and magical cloud and rainforests of Ecuador.


Mashpi is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The Lodge is in a region that is home to over 400 species of birds, some of which are endemic to this area. Our birding excursions offer the opportunity to watch tanagers, euphonias, toucans, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, trogons, owls, and birds of prey, all accompanied by expert guides who can expertly identify the different species and their songs.


Enjoying the Dragonfly canopy gondola at Mashpi allows couples to glide smoothly over the cloud forest on a peaceful aerial journey. This activity provides a unique perspective of the vastness of the surrounding forest but also offers a particular moment of connection with nature while sharing the awe and wonder of Mashpi with your partner.


Sky Bike

For couples, the Mashpi Sky Bike is a fun and recreational activity in the middle of a forest full of diversity. The romantic setting and shared adventure that the Sky Bike offers is the perfect cocktail of excitement and intimacy. This is the ideal activity for those looking to get away from the more conventional excursions on your honeymoon and add a dash of excitement to create photographic memories that will last a lifetime.

Mashpi Lodge: An Ecological Refuge for Love to Flourish

With its unique combination of sublime nature, exceptional luxury, thrilling adventure, and unparalleled service, Mashpi Lodge is the destination of choice for couples wishing to celebrate their love in an unforgettable way. For those couples seeking to celebrate this new and wonderful chapter in their life in a meaningful and exciting way, Mashpi Lodge promises an unforgettable honeymoon, bar none.

Start planning your romantic getaway today and let us help you create a honeymoon adventure in the midst of a beautiful biodiverse corner that only Mashpi can offer!

Tourists observing a yellow land iguana in its natural habitat at Finch Bay, Galapagos, included in Mashpi package tours.
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