I stayed in one of the tree-house lodges. So amazing! Every night I was lulled to sleep by the sound of frogs and crickets and every morning I woke up to the sound of birds in the branches outside my windows. The food was delicious and they accommodated my vegan diet. El Carmelo is situated outside of town and close to the road that takes you up to hiking trails, the tarabita, birdwatching and ziplining. While I stayed there I traveled everywhere by foot. El Carmelo is far enough from town to give you peace and quiet, but close enough to walk when you want to . It is an absolutely beautiful location, the gardens are lush and well maintained with hummingbird feeders attracting a variety of hummingbirds. I counted at least 3 different swimming pools. I definitely recommend staying here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are The tree houses lodge, we are situated at The Mindo Valley. Our facilities are: 3 pools, 3 jacuzzies, 2 steam rooms, restaurant service, we also offer you some activities in our hotel like zipline, tubing, visit to our butterfly and orchid farm, trails around the hotel, birdwatching tour, horseback riding, Al of our cabins and rooms were built with products of the zone such as stones, wood, etc, creating a peaceful and harmonious environment respecting the flora and fauna of the place. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hosteria El Carmelo Hotel Mindo