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Meals are prepared by the local host family. Meals are simple but healthy and contain the typical ingredients of the local diet. Tourists are offered three meals each day offer a wide variety of tastes. Vegetarians are more than welcome, and the families will be happy to cater any special needs you may have upon request.

Drinking water
All the drinking water provided. The water comes from a local well and is purified by boiling before served. If you prefer, however, you may purchase bottled water from the shop.

Our Guides
Guests at Arútam Forest Reserve and community will always be guided by native guides who are raised in the community and hold expert knowledge of the rainforest's medicinal and other useful plants. This guide will often share stories from local culture, and lead the way with and incredible eye for spotting the jungle's hidden creatures.

Depending on the group size, additional guides and cooks from the community will accompany the group on treks into the forest in order to setup camps and carry heavy equipment on longer expeditions.

Jose Vargas

In the Arútam community electricity is available. The plugs are flat (US style) and electricity is 110V.

In case of emergency, cellular telephone is available from the community.

The community has one small shop which also serves as bar at night. You can buy simple food items such as candy, biscuits, coca-cola, beers etc. at low cost.