Tahuayo Lodge. In the foreground is the floating boat house, where they refueled and maintained their boats. If you look closely back in the trees you can see the Lodge. That little raft on the right is a gasoline powered water pump.
view of the Lodge, I'm not sure of exactly what. As you can see it
is rather large with buildings connected by walkways all raised on poles
for the rainy season. New Years' is in the dry season with the water
level at minimum.
The Lodge's home page speaks of the 'honeymoon cabins'. This is a view of two of those cabins. As advertised, they are separate but joined by the covered walkways. Our cabin was just to the right of these two, more shaded by the trees. Not totally private as sounds carry very well in the quiet of the jungle, but far better than the condos that the others were in.
Our honeymoon cabin's bed. The cabin is about eight feet by ten feet, solid walls about five foot six inches high with screened openings above, all covered with the leaf roof. The bed is a standard double, planks with a six inch foam mattress. Not the Ritz, but above army cots. The bed has it's own canopy and is provided with fresh sheets every few days. No blanket. None needed. No thermometer, but I seriously doubt that the temperature dropped below 70 at night. There is a narrow shelf below the windows on the right with pegs below for hanging things. To the left a small table and chair.
A covered walkway, this one leading past the showers and flush toilets on the left and the wash basin on the right. That pump I mentioned earlier feeds a water tank on poles standing about 20 feet above the Lodge. You shower and wash in pure Tahuayo River Water. The light blue cylinder by the wash basin is bottled water for brushing your teeth. This walkway leads to the crew quarters, with the Lodge's generator sitting as far away as they could put it from the main part of the Lodge. The generator never ran while I was at the Lodge. There is no need for electricity.
The back building of the Lodge. Several cabins with single beds, maybe the family suites, I didn't poke my nose in other people's lodging. Shared walls - Yuck! But a very nice back porch for relaxing on.
on the back porch. This spot is quite a distance from the dinning
room / main lounge and is a favorite spot to catch a few Z's after a strenuous
morning drifting down the river looking for birds.