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Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve

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Mindo, Tandayapa, Ecuador
+593 2-223-2313
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Part of the Mindo Area of International Importance for Birds, this 1,800-acre reserve features more than 175 species of birds, a wide diversity of plant life and many hiking trails.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (24 reviews)
“humming birds” (13 reviews)
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Mindo, Tandayapa, Ecuador
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+593 2-223-2313
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bellavista is a lovely place with forest for miles and lots of unique birds and animals to see. Great walks to do. Very peaceful and relaxing. The food was great. Our accommodation was pretty basic for what we paid. We were in the treehouse which...More

Thank PowerfulOm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place for wildlife enthusiasts – we had a memorable time and I took over 1000 photos. There was so much beauty and nature everywhere. Lots of people come here for the birds. Most people only booked one night which is too...More

Thank DarwinBeagle
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We did the 2 day/1 night package with BellaVista; it was an amazing experience and wonderful to totally unplug from the world for a couple days (no cell service or wifi)! Do not just do a day trip; you must stay at least one night...More

Thank Indygirl575
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We have just spent a day at Bellavista and yes it was a long journey from Quito and yes there is a long bumpy road for the last 12k but it was sooooo worth it! We were made very welcome with a good breakfast and...More

Thank wheretonext61
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a stunning add-on to your Quito or Ecuador trip! Yes it is rustic but the experience of the birds and trails and Cloud Forest will be imprinted on your heart and soul forever! Richard and Gloria Parsons had the vision decades ago to...More

Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I had the pleasure to visiting Bellavista Cloud Forest in May 2018 as part of a whirlwind tour around the continent to introduce our new associate to the wonders of the Country of Ecuador. Upon arrival at Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, we had a sense...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

If you are thinking of just doing a day trip, but have the time to do an overnight stay I would thoroughly recommend it. The people who only came for the day had a great trip, but I think that staying overnight gave us a...More

Thank jenrh126
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We enjoyed a two night stay at BellaVista in April 2018. Our room was very nice and spacious with lots of birds all round the hotel. We had a few guided tours through the forest and learned about foliage and birds, including Tucans. Even though...More

Thank Soletmer
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The road is a bit challenging, but the driver was excellent as we entered this rehabilitated cloud forest filled with habitat and exotic birds both small(14-16 species of humming birds, 4-6 species of the invisible anti pita) medium(Babette Tuccan) and large(Andean Cock-of the -Rock,plate billed...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great trails with excellent guides. All well marked and ranging from easy to difficult and even severe. The easy trails still have slopes and steps to negotiate and you have to remember that you are 1800m above sea level so you may become breathless, even...More

Thank Ted S
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sueant08
28 December 2015|
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Response from Doug K | Reviewed this property |
Your health care specialist should be able to provide you with appropriate information. Standard precautions for Ecuador would pertain, i.e., tetanus, hepatitis A and B, and diphtheria. Yellow fever is only necessary if... More
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Karen P
15 October 2015|
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Response from TAbaggs1981 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen, We went to Bellavista as part of our Honeymoon trip in June. In short it is a brilliant place if you are content with nature and being off the techno radar. Experiencing the humming birds in such close quarters is... More
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niccis44
16 January 2015|
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Response from James2468 |
You can ask a taxi to take you there from Quito, but it is a 2 hour drive so I wouldn't recommend it. Also the last 30 mins of the drive is down a dirt track. It is also in the middle of nowhere! You are best to book an... More
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