Sandoval Lake Lodge is an Eco-Friendly Lodge, located inside the Tambopata National Reserve on the shores of the most beautiful lake in Puerto Maldonado. The fact of being inside the Reserve guarantees the good health of the ecosystems located in this area.
What happens when booking a program to Sandoval Lake Lodge ?
When booking a program. You will not only support the Conservation of Natural Protected Areas by Peruvian government as the entrance you pay goes directly to the Reserve Protection fund.
Local families hold shares of the lodge and now receive benefits. Also the lodge works with the community to change their way or earning money with activities that go against the protected areas and now they a part of the eco-tourism project.
Puerto Maldonado is a growing city with a rural population that still hunts for living, and this is the reason most of the lodge is surrounded by communities the generate bad impact in the fauna and the forest. As Sandoval Lake Lodge is located in the National Reserve hunting is nor allowed inside Sandoval Lake Lodge Reserve lands.
Sun rises and sunsets that take place can be seen from a water mirror are spectacular due the colorful reflections of the clouds that have different shades of grey, orange, pink which makes you feel you are in a magical spot in the Peruvian Amazon. This spectacle can only been seen when spending a night in Sandoval Lake Lodge. Sunrises can be seen from a boat or catamaran and sunsets can be seen from the viewpoint behind the lodge.
A family of Giant Otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), lives in Sandoval Lake Lodge which allows guests to enjoy the view then going out their hideout to fish and play. The activity takes place between 06.00 am and 09.00 am when the Giant Otters go inside the water to hide themselves from the direct sun where they stay until 16.00 pm when temperature has decreased and they go back to the Sandoval Lake for a second possibility to seen them play before returning to their hideout.
Just as the Giant Otter, other species of local fauna hide themselves from direct sun going inside the surrounding forest. Guests spending the night at Sandoval Lake Lodge can take the tours into the forest between 09.00 am and 15.00 pm between the Giant Otters experience.
Unfortunately for the non-guests that do not spend the night in Sandoval Lake Lodge arrival in Lake is after the Giant Otters hide from sun and have to return to the place they are staying at before they return to Sandoval Lake
And the last but not the least, only guests spending the night at Sandoval Lake Lodge, will be able to discover the nocturnal creatures that can be seen in the Sandoval Lake.
Helping Conservation and enjoying nature are always the best reason to visit Sandoval Lake Lodge.
Photo by Nicholas Ciorogan