Photo by MD USFQ


Visitors stay in cabins within 100 meters of the central lab. Each cabin has two rooms with large screened windows for ample ventilation and light. 

In the scientists' section, rooms have two single beds; in the students' section, rooms have two bunk beds. 

Each room includes a full bath with a flush toilet and shower. While we don't have hot water, the weather is usually warm. 

Towels are changed twice weekly, and bed linens are changed once a week. Laundry service is available for stays over a week. Camping gear and mosquito nets are generally unnecessary.

Our facilities include a laboratory building of 600m2 (6000 ft2) fitted with wireless internet access, divided into two floors and distributed as classrooms, library, offices and research space.

Dinning Hall

Our dining hall is located at about 100m from the lab building and overlooks the river. The spacious open-air building can comfortably seat over 60 individuals. The menu is rather international for the most part, but we have incorporated a few typical Ecuadorian dishes that have proven to be popular with all our guests.

Observation Tower

An observation tower (45m) in terra firme forest provides access to the uppermost parts of the canopy.


A network of well-marked trails extends for about 40 km (25 miles), providing access to all habitats for visitors. Restricted trails and long-term research plots (two 1 km² areas with a 100m grid system, separated by 1 km in upland forest) are only available to investigators and their collaborators.