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El Descanso

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

When visiting Mindo I would highly recommend a visit to see an amazing colection of hummingbirds almost within touching distance. You can also see a good selection of cloud forest birds. Plan on visiting for at least an hour. Good place to see toucans also. We saw two in the mid morning but apparently mid afternoon is a good time...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very good place for birding some species of hummingbirds, tanagers, motmot and squirrels, beautiful garden. Natural juices are delicious, need to improve customer service and the meal deal for best experience

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I visited on a day trip from Quito to see the birds. I will be back and I will stay here. It was beautiful and peaceful. I did not want to leave. There were so many awesome birds to see, I could sit on the porch all day. The woman there was so welcoming and helped me look up birds...

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San Dimas, California
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My daughter and I visited El Descanso Gardens as a day trip from Mindo. We were able to spend as much time as we liked, observing the birds drawn to the patio by hummingbird feeders and fruit. We are not birders, but it was enjoyable to see the many varieties of hummingbirds, as well as some toucans feeding. Worth a...

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New York
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Visited here for a bird watching trip with a friend. Was pleasantly surprised with the number of hummingbird and tanager feeders on the deck. You are up close to the birds, so it is easy to get great photographs (see attached). 100's of hummingbirds on the feeders at any given time. Overall, we saw about 17 species on the patio...

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Littleton
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Stayed here 2 nights in the open air dorm (with mosquito nets over each bed) on the top floor. Most rooms that I saw had multiple beds and an en suite bath in each. Middle floor has a couple hammocks to relax in. Clean and comfortable facility; the highlight is the garden where we saw several different species of hummingbirds...

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London
Reviewed 24 March 2016

There are plenty of hummingbirds at El Descanso's garden, you can just sit there, relaxed and have a drink, just watch the buzzing busy lovely birds there. You may also see some other birds as well, or even south american squirrels. They have chairs and drinks provided for guests only visit there for watching hummingbirds too.

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St. Albert, Alberta
Reviewed 9 February 2016

As we had accomodations elsewhere we were interested in just the hummingbird garden tour. Our experience was that it was not worth the 4$ US that we were charged for admission. For the cost we sat on the patio and were able to photograph hummingbirds and various other feathered friends. Unfortunately we were seeing many of the same birds we...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This place worth to stay and visit, it is cozy and comfortable PLUS you breakfast with hummingbirds, tanagers, brillants, emeralds, and if you are lucky enough motmot, toucannets, and more. BEAUTIFUL highly recommended

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The charm of this hotel is that the Humming Birds are four feet away from you while you are eating breakfast. Very nice staff. The prices are extremely affordable. I would prefer more protection on the windows and doors from mosquitos.

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Address: Mindo, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range: $16 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“I didn't stay here, just looked at the rooms for future reference.”
 of 5 bubbles runaboutPgh, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are comfortable and cozy with great views”
 of 5 bubbles HZambonino, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are only 3 private rooms. Two have a standard bed and a set of bunk beds. One has a standard bed and something is a loft. We are retired budget travelers and this was the perfect place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 757kelleyh, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs in the rear for bird watching from your window.”
 of 5 bubbles seafare74, 24 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Only 3 rooms available, reservation necessary! There is also a dorm with shared bathroom beneath the roof with about 6 beds for budget travellers.”
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 of 5 bubbles CanelaMuchacho, 16 Nov 2013 | Read review
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