Mindo Cloud Forest

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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 49 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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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge

Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge

Operated by it's owner, Las Terrazas de Dana offers a restaurant and is located in Mindo. Guests can also enjoy a bar, tour desk, and free WiFi throughout their stay. A terrace with a mountain view and a garden view is standard with all bungalows. Average score from 136 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$99

 
$999.8
Coffee Lodge Spa

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

 
$509.7
Casa Divina Lodge

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 49 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$140

 
$1409.7
Hosteria La Roulotte - Mindo

Hosteria La Roulotte - Mindo

Offering a restaurant in a unique wooden outdoor lounge, Hosteria La Roulotte - Mindo is located within Mindo Nature Reserve. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$53

 
$539.3
Sisakuna Lodge

Sisakuna Lodge

Offering a restaurant with regional food, Sisakuna Lodge is located 7 km from Namdillo Waterfall. It features wooden décor, an organic garden and free WiFi in all areas. The rooms and suites will provide you with a balcony and garden views. Average score from 80 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$48

 
$489.2
Acuario De Mindo

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

$1009.2
Hostería Mariposas de Mindo

Hostería Mariposas de Mindo

Offering an à-la-carte restaurant, Hostería Mariposas de Mindo is located within Mindo’s Cloud Forest. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas along with free access to the butterfly shelter. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$70

 
$709.1
Santarosa Bird Lodge

Santarosa Bird Lodge

Offering a garden and barbecue, Santarosa Bird Lodge is situated in San Miguel de los Bancos, 35 km from Quito. Mindo is 3.3 km away. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 123 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$48

$489.0
Terrabambu Lodge

Terrabambu Lodge

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a restaurant, Terrabambu Lodge offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and Continental breakfast in Mindo. The Sanctuary Waterfall is 2 km away. Average score from 123 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$60

 
$608.9
Mindo Garden

Mindo Garden

Right in front of Mindo River, Mindo Garden features a big garden, a pizza restaurant and a bar. It offers rooms with private bathrooms only 4 km from Mindo Central Park. Average score from 103 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$88 - $100

 
$888.7
Sachatamia Lodge

Sachatamia Lodge

Located in an ecological rain forest reserve, surrounded by a subtropical jungle, Sachatamia Lodge features an a la carte gourmet restaurant, spa facilities and an indoor pool in Mindo. Free Wi-Fi is available only in the main house. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$69

 
$698.5
El Septimo Paraiso

El Septimo Paraiso

A swimming pool and a hot tub can be enjoyed right in the Mindo hills, 96 km off Quito. There are charming wooden walkways through the forest. Guests are greeted with free drinks. Average score from 63 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$90 - $162

 
$908.2
La Providencia de Mindo

La Providencia de Mindo

La Providencia de Mindo is surrounded by nature in the secluded destination of Mindo. This gorgeous house features an on-site river and hiking trails. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$70

$708.1
El Abrazo del Arbol - Farm Eco Lodge

El Abrazo del Arbol - Farm Eco Lodge

Set in the heart of Mindo Forests, El Abrazo del Arbol - Farm Eco Lodge offers eco-friendly accommodation only a 15-minute drive from Mindo. It features a spa, a pool and BBQ facilities. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$70 - $144

 
$707.8

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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