Pacoche Lodge & Reserve is located in one of the last remaining semi-dry tropical forests, at the Ecuadorian coast, in the province of Manabí. The Reserve covers a 10ha area, and it is inside the Marine, Coastal and Wildlife Refuge, with an area of 13,445ha.
Located at only twenty minutes from Manta, the forest is a green patch in the middle of a semi-desertic area of the coast of Manabí. Its fascinating microclimate serves as habitat for countless species that are characteristics of the area. Pacoche is well-known for the howler monkeys, and over 250 species of birds, from which, 55 are endemic. Its typical and rich flora leads to its name (you will learn about this in your visit). You can find trees like Bamboos, Shawl and Cady. The famous straw hats and the tagua handicrafts (known as vegetable ivory) originate from the Shawl and Cady trees respectively.
Pacoche Lodge & Reserve welcomes all of you, and especially those who want to escape from the stressful daily life, enjoy the beautiful Manabí coast side and live nature in its purest splendor.
Enjoy nature and experience one of the most biodiverse pieces of our planet.
Learn the origin of the vegetable ivory and its relation to Pacoche.
Taste the typical dishes from the zone and learn how to prepare them.
Relax, enjoy and connect to the peaceful environment surrounding you.
See nature at its best, been able to see the birds, and also been able to see the way that they initially harvest the sugar and how they harvested the cocoa bean. And to enjoy a great experience… Was a great experience! US tourist
Pacoche is a great place. We had a really good time here with a group from the US. I, as an Ecuadorian, feel very proud of this place… And so, we can help to protect this area, the monkeys, the birds, and the lovely service in Pacoche ecolodge. We will continue coming back here all the time. Thank you very much! Take care… Fernando Icaza, Ecuadorian Guide
There is nothing similar to Pacoche Lodge & Reserve in the area, seeing and hearing nature at its best combined with great food and beautiful accommodations makes it the perfect place to escape for a few days to rest and relax. Their every day efforts to be part of the Sustainable Tourism community and to preserve the Humid Forest are worthy to support and for that I will be eternally grateful! Tomi Sugahara, Ecuador.