Another beautiful San Jorge birding lodge. Our room was floor to ceiling glass on three sides with windows that opened very close to the feeders. So we had quite a show going on right outside our windows. Pilar, the incredible chef from Tandayapa, traveled with us to Milpe and prepared more amazing meals. We had a beautiful table set on our porch and the usual 4-course meals starting with the incredible juices and soups. Also a talapia prepared in a sauce that was really astounding. I tried to duplicate it back in New York. The waterfalls are a bit of a hike and if it is rainy, it can be a little slippery. The trails are well marked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve has 2 Eco-Lodges on prime birding & hiking property, located on 260 acres in the Upper Tropical Rainforest. This private reserve offers spectacular scenery, pristine trails, running rivers, 11 waterfalls, over 450 species of tropical birds, mammals, hundreds of butterflies, numerous wild orchids, a wide array of tropical flora and fauna, and swimming at the waterfalls. GRAND OPENING - San Jorge NEW Forest Eco-Lodge with 12 Deluxe spacious rustic bungalow Suites with Views & Private Balcony with 2 queen beds & private bath. See birds from your room - picturesque large windows! Spacious open air restaurant & bar with views; reading room, lounge, 90' high bird observation Tower over canopy, hummingbird & toucan feeders. San Jorge Cliff Eco-Lodge (Scientific Research Center) with 8 double rooms with 2 twin beds & private bath, observatory deck, and active hummingbird feeders. Dine at our open air restaurants with delicious cuisine and beautiful rainforest ambiance, offering superb photography options. Both Lodges offer the ideal retreat for birdwatchers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. Guided Birdwatching, Hiking, and Natural History Tours can be reserved in advance, including transportation from downtown Quito. ... more less