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With its astounding natural beauty and biodiversity, Mindo is a delightfully short trip from Quito with much to see and do.
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Mindo

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With its astounding natural beauty and biodiversity, Mindo is a delightfully short trip from Quito with much to see and do. Nestled into the lush cloudforest, Mindo grew up as a small outpost of scientific researchers interested in Mindo’s incredible biodiversity, especially the roughly 350 bird species native to the area. Mindo remains a small community, but it now features a variety of excellent accommodationsand restaurants, making it an incredibly pleasant and relaxing place to spend a few days birdwatchinghikingalong meandering streams, and enjoying outstanding hospitality.

Home to over 350 species of birds, Mindo is one of the most gratifying places in Ecuador for birdwatching. Just outside of Mindo proper, the Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo and the Amigos de la Naturaleza de Mindo boast incredible varieties of hummingbirds and other species. Among the birds native to Mindo are the rare and exotic cock-of-the-rock, the toucan-barbet, and the golden-headed quetzal. Partially because the scientific community has a considerable presence in Mindo, birdwatching tours here are outstanding. It is highly recommended to hire a knowledgeable guide for maximal birdwatching opportunities.

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