Mindo Cloud Forest

Mindo Cloud Forest, photo by Wikimedia Commons
Mindo Cloud Forest (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

Mindo Cloud Forest, located northwest of Quito, is a subtropical rainforest known for its rivers, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.

The region is home to a variety of wildlife sanctuaries, as well as a diversity of plants, birds and butterflies.

Mindo is one of the most frequently visited rainforest destinations in Ecuador as a result of its high biodiversity and proximity to Quito.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Acuario De Mindo

Set in Mindo, 35 km from Quito, Acuario De Mindo features an outdoor pool and views of the mountain. There is a water park on site and guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units feature views of the lake or river. Average score from 103 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$100

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Coffee Lodge Spa

Offering a garden, Coffee Lodge Spa offers accommodation in Mindo. Quito is 80 km from the property while Mindo's Butterlfy House is 2 km away. Free WiFi is featured in the social areas. Free buffet breakfast is served daily. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$50

 
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Casa Divina Lodge

Located 1,2 km from Mindo city centre and bus station, Casa Divina Lodge features a regional restaurant and a bar. Breakfast and dinner are included in the rates, and a computer is available for guest use. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$140

 
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Las Luciernagas

Featuring a daily continental breakfast, Las Luciernagas offers accommodations in Mindo. Shared bathroom facilities are available here. At Las Luciernagas guests will find a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Average score from 176 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$13

 
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Dragonfly Inn B&B Mindo

Offering a restaurant, Dragonfly Inn B&B Mindo is located in Mindo Nature Reserve. Free WiFi access is available in public areas and there is free parking. The rooms come with seating area, washing machine and outdoor dining area. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$29

 
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See all hotels in Mindo Cloud Forest.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Mindo Real

Mindo Real

Offering an outdoor pool and a hot tub, Mindo Real is located in Mindo, a 5-minute walk from the town centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas and daily breakfast is included. Rooms here will provide you with a cable TV. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$30

 
$309.2
La Bicok Lodge.

La Bicok Lodge.

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, La Bicok Lodge offers accommodation in Mindo. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the mountains, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 84 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$31

 
$319.0
La Posada de Mindo

La Posada de Mindo

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, La Posada de Mindo offers accommodation in Mindo, 60 metres from Mindo's Central Park. There is a games room on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$29

 
$298.9
Reserva Pachijal

Reserva Pachijal

Set inside Mindo’s Forest Reserve, Pachijal Eco-Lodge offers accommodation in an eco-lodge surrounded by gardens 15 km off downtown Mindo. A daily breakfast and a tour trough the primal forest are included. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$30

 
$308.9
Casitas de Madera

Casitas de Madera

Featuring free WiFi, Casitas de Madera offers accommodation in Mindo. Quito is 34 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a seating area. All units include a kitchen fitted with a microwave and toaster. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$42

$428.8
Mindo Green House

Mindo Green House

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Mindo Green House is located in Mindo, hour and half from Quito. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. There is a private bathroom with a bath in every... Average score from 50 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$45

 
$458.7
Dragonfly Inn B&B Mindo

Dragonfly Inn B&B Mindo

Offering a restaurant, Dragonfly Inn B&B Mindo is located in Mindo Nature Reserve. Free WiFi access is available in public areas and there is free parking. The rooms come with seating area, washing machine and outdoor dining area. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$29

 
$298.6
Hostería Arasari

Hostería Arasari

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, an extensive garden and a restaurant, Hostería Arasari is located 600 metres from Mindo Central Park and 200. Free parking is available. The rooms offer wooden furniture and wardrobe. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$30

 
$308.6
Hostal Charito de Mindo

Hostal Charito de Mindo

Hostal Charito de Mindo is located just a 5-minute drive away from Mindo and offers it's guests free WiFi access and a shared kitchen. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$35

$358.6
Hotel Cabañas de Pino

Hotel Cabañas de Pino

Offering an outdoor pool, Hotel Cabañas de Pino is located in Mindo. Free WiFi access is available in this lodge. The property offers free parking. Private bathroom comes with a shower. At Hotel Cabañas de Pino you will find a terrace. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$25

 
$258.3
Casa de Piedra

Casa de Piedra

Featuring an outdoor pool, a garden, a restaurant and a library, Casa de Piedra offers rooms and bungalows with free Wi-Fi and BBQ facilities in Mindo Town. The house is located next to the river, a 3-minute drive from the city centre. Average score from 62 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$40

 
$408.1
Mindo Lago

Mindo Lago

Offering free WiFi and a restaurant, Mindo Lago is situated in Mindo, 80 km from Quito. Pedro Vicente Maldonado is 39 km away. Free private parking is available on site. There is a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries in every unit. Average score from 86 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$45

 
$458.1
Hostal Jardin de los Pajaros

Hostal Jardin de los Pajaros

Offering a heated outdoor pool and a restaurant, the family-friendly Hostal Jardin de los Pajaros is located in Mindo. Free WiFi access is available and sunbeds are offered. Each room here will provide you with a balcony and a cable TV. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$23

 
$237.8
Hosteria Ecologica Nicanchigua

Hosteria Ecologica Nicanchigua

Located in Mindo, 35 km from Quito, Hosteria Ecologica Nicanchigua features a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$45

$457.7

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Tropical Forests
Mindo is surrounded by the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest, at a higher elevation and quite different from Ecuador’s lowland jungles. The forest is best known for its hundreds of species of birds, many of them are in danger of extinction.
Wildlife and Plants
Mindo is home to over 450 species of birds, a great variety of butterflies, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, making Mindo a paradise for eco-tourism.

Birdwatching Tours In Mindo, birding tours of the local surrounding and interior cloud forest are available.
Other Interests:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Waterfalls

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