First of all, the place is beautiful. The scenery is breathtaking, the hosts are wonderful & the food is seriously the best I have ever had!! Mostly vegetarian plates, but don't let that fool you. I am a meat and potatoes guy, or was, until I tasted some of the freshest most delightful plates I have ever had at El Mindo, made fresh 3 times a day!!!
There are plenty of activities besides the food such as hiking, bird watching, zip-lining & many more. One piece of advice..don't take the trips to the orchid farm of chocolate factory.....they are sales pitches, not what you want to do if you have made it all the way to Mindo.
Go for the food and the relaxation.....you won't regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Monte Sustainable Lodge is an ecotourism destination in every sense of the word. We emphasize nature here at El Monte, in the form of birdwatching and observation of wildlife in general. Aside from the natural focus of our lodge, we also supply many of the vegetables, eggs and more from our organic garden. Most of our energy is supplied by a microhydro plant. We are located in a 110 acre reserve that is close to the Mindo-Nambillo Reserve of over 40,000 acres. At only 3 kilometers from the town of Mindo we are within access of many the activities, such as the Butterfly Garden, Ziplines, White-water Tubing, waterfalls and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Monte Hotel Mindo