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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Our family of seven, ranging from ages 25-55 stayed at Santa Lucia lodge from December 31st-Jan 4th 2013. As you can imagine, or may know from experience, arranging a trip for a group of adults can have its challenges. Santa Lucia Lodge was extremely helpful, informative, and accommodating from our first contact via e-mail to the end of the trail...

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1Thank TKulyk
Bewdley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2012

We only stayed here for a few days, but it made a big impression on us. It has genuine Eco lodge credentials, and is a properly community led tourist lodge. Santa Lucia sits at the top of a hill, surrounded by primary and secondary rainforest. The views acros the mountains and down to the valley are spectacular and you really...

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4Thank Little_Beret
Monrovia, California, United States
Reviewed 25 July 2012

We stayed at the Santa Lucia lodge for two weeks. It was truly a once in a lifetime kind of experience. It is the most pristine forest environment I have ever been in. If you like to the feeling of really getting away from it all (which I do), this place if for you! The Lodge is almost like a...

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3Thank JacobPinger
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in June 2012. The location is magical with views over the cloud-forest. The 2km trek up to the lodge was not as hard as I had expected. Wellies were offered at the trailhead - accept them and choose yours very carefully - they will be your constant companions! The staff were fantastic - friendly...

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3Thank hollybush2010
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 15 June 2012

My two friends and me had a great stay in Santa Lucia. Since we are traveling on low budget we hiked up on our own to the lodge, which is no problem at all. It took us around one hour. You can find the way easily. The view from the lodge is just great and the countryside is beautiful. The...

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1Thank Carina J
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 April 2012

After a somewhat arduous hike we reached the lodge of Santa Lucia. We went with a group of 24 people including four small children. The large group stayed in the lodge and the families in the cabins. The cabins are beautiful if not rustic. The lodge rooms are also rustic but exactly what you would want in this surrounding. The...

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Thank Ann335
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2011

I had three days in the Quito Area between destinations and decided to stay at the Santa Lucia Cloud forest lodge. I wanted to get out of the city and go somewhere that was beautiful interesting and Ecuadorean. I liked the idea of going to the cloud forest and of staying at a lodge owned and operated by a local...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 December 2011

This hike-in lodge is a wonderful way to see the cloud forest 2-3 hours from Quito. The setting is beautiful as the lodge sits on top of a hill and has views in all directions. When we were there we had only sun (unusual) and saw some amazing sunsets. A variety of hikes - some easy and some strenuous -...

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1Thank aeaasa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 November 2011

This isolated hike-in lodge is a couple of hours from Quito by bus but a world apart. It's on the slopes of the Andes in the cloud forest and is blessed with beautiful vistas, friendly staff (although it's helpful to have some Spanish; the more the better for full enjoyment of the experience) and hikes of differing lengths and difficulty...

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1Thank mikio44
San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 November 2011

We really liked the cloud forest hikes. I'm a bromeliad and tropical plant fiend, so it was of particular interest. Our cottage had the coolest view of the forests rolling out away from us, simply spectacular view. The food is a bit too vegetarian-based, but the taste was acceptable.

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  • Free Parking
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Community-based, Santa Lucia owns a 1800 acre montane cloudforest reserve in the Chocó Andean region, a biodiversity 'hotspot. Just 2.5 hours from Quito, we offer beautifully crafted cabañas on a mountain peak with amazing views over the forest. 80% primary forest, the reserve has over 394 species of birds; 45 species of mammals including pumas and the endangered Spectacled Bear; and thousands of tropical plants native to the region. Ideal for birding and hiking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Lucia Cloud Forest

Address: Barrio La Delicia | Nanegal Grande, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $46 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Stay in the cabanas if you can for the incredible views”
 of 5 bubbles arunachala, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cabins - wake up to an amazing view. You may get lucky as we did and see a toucan!”
 of 5 bubbles TimNamib, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cabinas.”
 of 5 bubbles 477cynthiae, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Its a 1 hour hike or donkey ride in. No power. Very peaceful and remote!”
 of 5 bubbles Teton_McGee, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great view -double to 8 per room. Also cabanas with bathrooms but I loved the communal aspect of sleeping in the lodge”
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