One of our favourite hideaways in the Mindo cloud forest, Bellavista Lodge makes an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful surroundings. Owners Richard and Gloria, a knowledgeable Colombian and British couple who run the property, have been recognised as pioneers of sustainable tourism in the region and their primary intention has always been to protect the natural environment in the long term. They opened the hotel in the 1990’s and have been welcoming guests ever since.
Friendly naturalist guides are on hand to help you understand the inner workings of the forest. Together you can explore the network of trails and waterfalls surrounding the lodge. These vary from gentle strolls to more intense hikes. Food is delicious, and includes a combination of simple Ecuadorian and international fare.