Gocta Andes Lodge
Just outside the town of Chachapoyas in northern Peru is the spectacular Cocachimba Valley. Here, vivid green forest blankets rolling slopes and a layer of pearly mist entwines itself between the trees. It is a fairytale backdrop to a place full of ancient mystery and there is nowhere better to drink it all in than the magnificent Gocta Andes Lodge.
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sounds of Alpacas grazing outside your window and, in the distance, the low rumble of water tumbling over an age-worn rock face. You get out of bed and go to the balcony and your eyes are flooded with natural beauty, from the craggy cliffs to the emerald flora. Mother Nature really outdid herself when she made this part of the world and you are right in the heart of it.
The Gocta Andes Lodge is the perfect combination of adventure and luxury. It allows travelers to escape the modern world and immerse themselves in the blissful serenity of Peru’s finest wilderness. The exterior of the lodge has been designed to assimilate with its natural surrounding. Natural wood and flowerbeds make regular appearances and the style is attractive without being ostentatious.
The grounds of the lodge feature grazing llamas and alpacas that leisurely chew the grass of the slopes that run from the lodge down into the valley. An outdoor swimming pool sits pride of place in the middle of the lawn, surrounded by sun-loungers and deck chairs. From the pool and the seats, you can feast your eyes on unparalleled views of the valley and the nearby falls. Weather permitting, you might also be able to soak up some Vitamin D and work on your tan.
Inside the lodge are several bedrooms that are simple, yet cozy and comfortable. White décor with a splash of color make the rooms bright and breezy and the minimal furnishings are all that’s needed for a perfect night’s sleep. In the morning, drawing back the curtains allow natural light to illuminate the room. But, of course, you won’t be spending much time in your bedroom when there is so much to explore outside.
After a day of walking through the mountains, nothing beats coming back to freshly cooked food from the lodge’s on-site restaurant. Enjoy multiple courses as you gaze out on the waterfalls and breathe in the fresh, crisp mountain air. To finish off your meal, wash it all down with an exotic cocktail. When you’re fully satisfied, take a seat at one of the communal tables either indoors or outdoors and mingle with your fellow guests. Share stories and tips on the things you’ve seen and done and make lifelong friends in the process.
As you can imagine, the Gocta Lodge is the perfect place for embarking on an adventure. The lodge offers a number of tours to the local attractions, including the Gocta Falls, which you will already have admired from a distance; the Kuelap ruins; and the sarcophagi of Karajia. The guided tours will take care of all the logistic details for you so all you need to worry about is enjoying yourself while you are there and snapping the perfect photo.
The Gocta Andes Lodge is the ideal place to disconnect from everything and unwind, but it is understood that not everyone has that luxury. For those who need to stay connected during their vacation, there is WiFi throughout the entire lodge. However, given the remote location of the lodge and the unpredictable weather, the WiFi signal can fluctuate in strength.
There are some places on earth that captivate your mind and steal your heart entirely and the Gocta Andes Lodge is one of them. From the attentiveness of the staff to the sublime surroundings, you’ll leave this place with nothing but the most wonderful of memories. For more information about booking the Gocta Lodge, please contact us.