As well as being a top ten world class fly fishing location (Forbes, 2010) the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge offers various activities when the fishing day is over. Guests can relax in the 20 meter swimming pool overlooking the Agua Boa river while enjoying the tranquillity of the stunning environment that the Amazon provides.
There is wireless internet access in the Lodge building and chalets, and a Lodge computer available for guests to use. International satellite television, snooker, ping pong, and an assortment of books are all available in the Lodge building. For the more energetic guests, you can always challenge the guides to a game of football or volleyball!
There are two well-maintained jungle trails, one of approximately 3/4 hour, and one of 1 1/2 hours. These provide an ideal opportunity for our guests to explore the rainforest at first hand. Our knowledgeable guides will accompany any guests that would like to take advantage of the trails.
If wildlife spotting or photography is of interest to you, we would be happy to arrange for one of our experienced guides to take you on a boat excursion to locate the numerous exotic birds and mammals the Amazon has to offer.
The Agua Boa provides a world-class fishing experience, but we encourage all of our guests to take a little time to experience the exceptional flora and fauna that inhabit the Agua Boa. We believe it is every bit as special as the fishing.
The trail system
We have an extensive trail system at the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge. The trails wind through savannah and flood forest. They are well maintained and are well marked so that guests can wander without worry of getting lost. The bird and wildlife is absolutely spectacular if you take your time. The best hours to walk the trails are in the early morning and late evening. In the middle of the day, most jungle animals rest. That said, in a normal year we have had up to 25 jaguar sightings. During the prime hours, jacamars, parrots, macaws, parakeets, toucans, aracaris, ant birds, cotingas, flickers, manakins, woodpeckers and hummingbirds are among some of the birds you might expect to see on the trails. Tapir, nutria, agouti, peccary, bands of squirrel, howler monkeys and collared peccaryare also a common sight on the trails of the Agua Boa.
With normal water levels, the beaches on the Agua Boa are spectacular. White sand and clear water make for some of the best swimming in the Amazon. At any point in the day, your guide will be happy to hang a hammock on a nice beach to let you enjoy a swim. There is not a problem with either fish or animals.
There are relatively few insects on the Agua Boa due to its acidic waters, but there are a few hours in the day when you will want to make sure you are extra cautious. In the evening and early morning, the no see ums will be a problem. You won’t feel them bite, but you may feel them itch. Some people are allergic to no see ums so please take caution your first few days. With repellent and long pants, you will hardly notice them. If you take care during these hours of the day, you should not have problems.