Like a Virgin
Dimitris Voutselas discovers Argentina’s enchanting Mocona Virgin Lodge
Nestled in the northeastern corner of Argentina, on a sprawling 67-hectare private reserve, lies the captivating Mocona Virgin Lodge. What truly sets this place apart is its extraordinary location, deep within the lush Mocona reserve, along the meandering Yaboti river – a picturesque journey that leads to the awe-inspiring Mocona falls just 20 minutes away by boat.
This hidden gem boasts 14 charming rooms, spread across seven houses, each consisting of two cozy cabins. Accommodating up to four people, these cabins offer a comfortable double bed and an extra sofa that easily transforms into an additional bed.
Surrounded by the Yaboti Biosphere Reserve, Mocona Virgin Lodge is committed to sustainability. Consequently, electricity is momentarily suspended during the night, from midnight to 7 am. Don’t worry, though; the lodge provides you with a handy torch to light your way inside and outside your room. A battery-operated water station is also available for your convenience during these hours.
For dining, the lodge offers a selection of delectable dishes, with lunch and dinner options to be preordered in the morning. This approach ensures freshness and minimizes waste, resulting in an exact and satisfying culinary experience.
Within the expansive 67 hectares of Mocona Virgin Lodge, you’ll find a plethora of activities to keep you and your family engaged throughout your stay. From thrilling zip-lining adventures through the jungle canopy and tranquil kayaking on the Yaboti river to trying your hand at archery, enjoying campfire activities and participating in cooking classes, there’s never a dull moment. The reserve also features three scenic trails, allowing you to safely explore the jungle, observe diverse flora and fauna, and perhaps catch glimpses of capybaras and majestic hawks soaring overhead.