It is 4 km from Mindo. This is a good not a bad thing. Mindo is best ignored. We took a taxi from historic Quito to the bus station ? Ofelia ($8); then you find the bus to Mindo (there is now a Mindo website) - 2 hrs, $2.5 - then a taxi to Mindo Garden (($4). We stayed put. You stay in a cabin of 3 bedrooms and hear the gushing Mindo all day and night. It is yards away. You need to scramble up the steep trail across the river to reach the spectacular cable car then the waterfalls. Allow at least 3 hours.
I never tired of the humming birds outside the main building.
Food is great value - breakfast juices tip top and with the scrambled egg I liked the pepper and ham combo.
My wife was ill for one day - it was a restful place to convalesce and the staff were helpful and concerned.
I seem to remember there is a more expensive Eco option in Mindo. Bin that and go here. Around £50 a night is a miracle of value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by hummingbirds and washed by the peaceful sound of Mindo’s river, this is a place specially designed to help you disconnect from your daily life. We're far enough from the town of Mindo to provide that peace but close enough so you won't feel isolated. You can come and simply relax on a family day at our renowned restaurant, or leave everything to our organization and explore the secrets of the cloud forest through walks on our private paths and hikes to the area's greatest points of interest. ... more less
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