About us

Dagmar Penaherrera Almeida

Owner, Born in Ecuador, I speak fluent Spanish, French and English.

Luis A. Vargas Ilianes

Indigenous local guide Born in Canelos, speaks fluent Kichwa and Spanish
Christof Tononi and Tiago

Christof Tononi

Owner born in Switzerland, live since 16 years in Ecuador, I speak fluent Spanish, French, English, German and Italian

Our vision, to share this wondrous forest with people


Huella Verde exists today because of a Swiss Ecuadorean couple desire to make a difference. Never one to shy from a challenge, Christof Tononi and Dagmar Penaherrera bought a property on the spot and embarked on an adventure that continues to this day. The story of Huella Verde started way back in 2007. with Christof and Dagmar's dream of preserving nearly 50 hectares of endangered tropical forest and the multitude of species that call it home.  Through her unwavering devotion, Huella Verde is now one of the most accessible destination from Banos and Puyo, attracting for relax and nature enthusiasts from around the globe and shows the world of a sustainable approach to responsible tourism Our difference persists in be a small exclusive hotel with 2 private bungalows where the owners are pleased to receive the travelers as special guests.