2016 Ecuador travel blog

Bus From Quito to Mindo

Equator Monument On the Way to Mindo

River to Casa de Piedra

Footbridge to Hotel

Casa de Piedra



Pool Area

My Cabin

My Cozy Room

Mindo, bird watching capital of Ecuador with more than 400 species recorded, is a town I've wanted to visit for a long time. Located in the cloud forest about 2 hours west of Quito, Mindo is a little tourist destination 4100 feet above sea level with a population of about 3000.

I stayed at Casa de Piedra and walked everywhere. My host Henry Guillen was very informative and directed me to all of the sights around town. There is a short cable car ride over Rio Mindo to a series of waterfalls, a cacao tour to see how chocolate is produced, a butterfly farm, an orchid garden, and more than one bird watching platform where I saw the most colorful birds ever and a pair of toucans.

Single room $24 per night, breakfast included.


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