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Ecuador - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Mindo Cloud-forest

The steamy Mindo Nambillo Reserve features over 20,000 hectares of lush valleys and rolling cloudforest and is a true paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. Perched in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains between 1400 and 4778 metres above sea-level, Mindo forms part of the Andean Choco corridor, one of the richest biodiversity hotspots on the planet. The dense vegetation teems with wildlife including over 400 species of birds as well as armadillos, peccaries, monkeys and even Spectacled Bears. From Quito, a short 2 hour drive takes you into the heart of the reserve where a number of rustic eco-lodges, shrouded in orchids, bromeliads and ferns, provide the perfect base to explore the cloud-forest.

Mindo Cloud-forest Hotels

$$$$$ Mashpi Lodge Mindo Cloud-forest

Modern Chic, Directors favourites, Eco-friendly

Striking contemporary design at the heart of Mindo’s steamy cloud-forest, the Mashpi Lodge is the first of its kind in South America. Nestled in a 3212 acre private reserve, the lodge was constructed...

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$$$ Bellavista Lodge Mindo Cloud-forest

Eco-friendly

Shrouded in steamy cloudforest, a 2 hours’ drive from Quito, the Bellavista is a rustic eco-lodge perched high on a rocky bluff with captivating views of the surrounding valleys. Nestled in a 700...

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$$$$ Papallacta Hot Springs Resort Mindo Cloud-forest

Remote Location

70km east of Quito where the lush, cloud-forested slopes of the Andes plunge down towards the steamy Amazon basin, the Termas de Papallacta is a charming mountain retreat and one of Ecuador’s finest...

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