What kind of weather will I find in Gocta?
The climate is mild and pleasant. On the day the temperature reaches 25 ° C when the sun shines and stands at about 20 ° if it is covered. At night not usually drop below 15 ° C
When is the rainy season?
Rain can fall throughout the year, the rainy season begins in November and runs through April. But even in the rainy season it is unusual not see the sun for more than two days.
Problems of altitude?
Chachapoyas Andes have a not very high altitude in the context of the Peruvian Andes. In our programs, the point of highest altitude we visit is the fortress of Kuelap, at 3,050 meters above sea level, so that the problems of “soroche” (altitude sickness) are not usually frequent. Anyway, if you are very sensitive to the altitude or have a medical condition that can cause problems at this point, consult your doctor before embarking on their journey.
Gocta Lodge is located at an altitude of 1,800 meters, well below the altitude at which the symptoms of altitude sickness arising begin to appear, so it is a very suitable place for a good rest and relaxation.
What should I bring?
Bring cool, comfortable clothing for walking and rain protection. Boots with good grip for excursions, water sandals, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. It is always good to carry water or any liquid to rehydrate.
What is the best season to visit Gocta?
It is difficult to determine the best time to go to Gocta, because every season has its attractions. The rainy season shows a loaded water falls, with an impressive force, with bright green landscape and all the hills plagued by seasonal waterfalls. In the dry season the sun usually look daily, waterfalls are tamed and allow bathing at its base.
Gocta Lodge has a limited phone coverage in times of rain or storm can be interrupted. Do not be surprised if you can not complete your call, please try again later.
Internet at Gocta Lodge
At Valera District, where Gocta Lodge is located, there are no Internet service providers. Therefore, there's no wifi at the lodge.
However, there are phone companies that provide mobile Internet, for you touse use during your stay at the lodge. They are:
- BITEL: Provides good 3G Internet service.
- MOVISTAR: Provides a low speed connection (2G or Edge).
- CLARO: Claro connection is weak and does not allow Internet access at Cocachimba.
Bitel SIM Card sales
At Gocta Lodge we sell BITEL SIM cards, which can be used in your smartphone. You can also use your smartphone as a hotspot, to provide wifi access to your tablet or computer.
- The SIM card cost is S/. 15.00
- The available plans, on January 2016 are:
- MM5 - Cost: S/. 5.00 - 200Mb High-speed Internet - Expires in 2 days
- MM10 - Cost: S/. 10.00 - 250Mb High-speed Internet - Expires in 7 days
- MM30 - Cost: S/. 30.00 - 1024Mb High-speed Internet - Expires in 30 days
- MM50 - Cost: S/. 50.00 - 2048Mb High-speed Internet - Expires in 30 days
- MM100 - Cost: S/. 100.00 - 5120Mb High-speed Internet - Expires in 30 days
NOTE: Once consumed the high-speed Mb, you still have unlimited low speed Internet
Wifi Smartphone rental
At Gocta Lodge we have 2 Bitel smartphones for rental. The rental of these phones runs on time and data, under the following conditions:
- Every hour or fraction: S/. 3.00
- Every 100 Mb or fraction: S/. 5.00
- In case of damage or loss: S/. 500.00
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use a SIM card or Bitel smartphone to provide wifi access to other smartphones, tablets or computers, be aware that if these devices start to update software or applications, or if they contain viruses, consumption can shoot, rapidly exhausting your credit.