Bellavista is a rustic lodge situated on the fringe of Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve. Built in a dramatic dome shape it has stunning views down the hillsides into the valley below.
Sachatamia Lodge, Cloudforest, Ecuador
Sachatamia Lodge is a privately owned ecological reserve, just over an hour and a half from Quito, nestled in the cool cloudforest near to Mindo. Covering 300 acres, with an average altitude of 1,700 meters above sea level, this is a prime bird watching destination in Ecuador, and also a convenient hub for many other activities. There are 14 simple rooms in the main building and traditional wooden cabins, all with en suite facilities and hot water.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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