Open for reservations on 29/1/2019

Anyone looking to dive into the Amazon rainforest should start with this friendly town off the beaten track. Tena is the white-water rafting center of Ecuador. It’s the perfect place to kick off your trek, with three main rivers for kayaking, rafting, hiking and more. Also known as the “cinnamon capital” of Ecuador, this former missionary outpost is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the green landscape of South America.

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  • Free WIFI
  • Yoga lessons
  • Tours & transportation
  • Parties & social events
  • Arts & cultural activities


Selina is located in Misahualli, a small village nearby with a more laidback jungle vibe than Tena. Here, you’ll be surrounded by wildlife, rapids, and the sights and sounds of the jungle on all sides. Your neighbors may be the famous monkeys that live in town! Selina is one of the few places in town that can boast consistent Wifi. Stop by for a drink or healthy snack at our in-house restaurant, stay in one of our community rooms, privates, or suites, and admire the art from local talent gracing the walls of our friendly, comfortable home.

Getting here

From the airport

The closest airport to Selina Tena is Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador (UIO / SEQM). From Quito, you are 5-6 hrs from Tena by bus, or 3 hrs 30 min by car. Taxis are available outside the airport at all times. It should cost around 12 – 15USD to catch a ride to the Quitos Quitumbe bus terminal. Take a bus to Terminal Terrestre de Tena, then take a taxi to Selina Tena.

From another Selina

The closest Selina location to Tena is Selina Baños. Take a bus or get in touch with us to hear about shuttle options.

By bus

Take a bus from Quito bus terminal Quitumbe. Buses depart daily from 4am to 11:30pm every 30 minutes. When you arrive to Terminal Terrestre de Tena, take a taxi to Selina Tena for 7-12USD (20 minutes).

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