Mindo is a great place to visit for many reasons. The nature is the greatest attraction for most tourists. The enormous biodiversity is known all over the world. The area around the town has the highest diversity of birdspecies in the world.
For those looking for a bit more action than birdwatching, some adventure travel activities have been developed by the community. Consider going tubing on the wild river or abseiling down into deep cliffs.
The waterfalls near Mindo are a popular attraction too. Hike through the cloudforest to get there and jump into the waterfalls for some refreshment.
Mindo is one of the first community based tourism projects of Ecuador.The community has received several awards for their great efforts topreserve nature in the area. As part of their work they we able toprotect a large area of highly diverse forest from being cut down byfarmers. Mindo is one of the success stories for community based tourism which has inspired others in the region to follow.
Places to stay in Mindo +
Places to stay in Mindo
Mid-range Hotels: Yes
High-range Hotels: Yes
Places to eat in Mindo
There are a lot of different pleasant restaurants available around the main square and on the main road to chose from.
Practical information about Mindo +
Details about Mindo
Watersports, Museum, Climbing, Nature Walks, Extreme Sports, Biking, Camping, Hikes, Clubs and Bars, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding
Events in and around Mindo
Getting to and around in Mindo +
How to get to Mindo
You can catch a bus in Quito to Mindo directly. If you are coming from the coast, go to Santo Domingo and tranfers busses to Mindo there.
Map of Mindo