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Casa Divina Lodge

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

We spent 3 glorious nights and 4 incredible days as part of the Complete Birding Package. Our bird guide, Alex, was wonderful...cannot believe the spectacular birds we saw everyday (over 55 unique species which do not "live" in the US). Getting up at 4am and spending a full day hiking, waiting and watching was really an experience beyond our expectations.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

I found Casa Divina on Tripadvisor and chose it for its great reviews, but it's really better in real life! Everything is included...transportation to and from Quito, zip lining, birdwatching with expert guides, hiking to waterfalls, butterfly farm visit, river tubing, a night hike, delicious food and beautiful accommodations. All of that for a reasonable price. Molly and Ephraim were... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Casa Divina was a great place to spend a few days in the cloud forest . The food was good and service excellent. The lodge has many tours to choose from; however you are sure to see interesting birds and species while walking the grounds.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We spent four nights in a suite. Lodge buildings are quite beautiful with highly polished wood floors and, in our suite, a gorgeous bathroom. Casa Divina offers quiet and lovely flora plus the opportunity to see cloud forest birds. We appreciated the delicious meals and generally fine service. During our stay we hiked one of the self-guided trails. It was... More 

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casadivina, Owner at Casa Divina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Divina Lodge! I'm sorry about your experience on one of the trails here on the reserve. We are currently working with our gardener/maintenance staff to widen certain parts of the trail that have eroded and will be putting up rope and hand rails along the length the trail to avoid any... More 

Paris, France
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We highly recommend to nature lovers to go to Casa Divina, the place is beautiful, calm and Molly & Efrain are just perfect! We also had a rich experience birds watching and discovering cloud forest with Casa Divina's team was really a great experience! We hope to come back next year!!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

We spent three nights with Molly and Efrain and their beautiful family at Casa Divina in November 2015. We had a marvellous time. The cabins are made with loving care, in the middle of a bird filled forest; and the food served family style is a delight! We were able to relax to the fullest and learn all that Efrain... More 

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

I cannot say enough good things about our stay at Casa Divina! My wife and I stayed there for one whole week. Everyday we went out with our guide Efrain to hike and see birds and wildlife. Efrain is very knowledgeable but also very friendly making our week a most pleasurable adventure. The lodging is comfortable with a superb view... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

I spent a few days at Casa Divina in May before going to the Galapagos Islands. It is a beautiful place situated just outside the town of Mindo in the Cloud Forest area. The hosts/owners Molly & Efrain are so nice and helpful. The food is delicious. The birdlife in the area is the star attraction. If you like hummingbirds... More 

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Irving, Texas
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Casa Divina deep in the Mindo cloud forest provided me with a spiritual experience. It is a very peaceful environment. Even though there were numerous excursions and activities within walking distance, it was not necessary for me to leave the lodge. Molly and staff are very courteous, respectful and accommodating. The cabins are very clean with ample space and modern... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Casa Divina was an extraordinary find. My husband and I visited on a three day birding excursion before a Galapagos cruise. From the moment we were met at the airport, the experience was perfect. Efrain is a bird guide extraordinaire! He was gracious and patient and eager that we see as much as possible. Toucans, toucanettes, tanangers, hummingbirds, etc, etc.... More 

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Casa Divina Lodge is located 1.2 km (3/4 mi.) outside the town of Mindo in the western lowlands of the Pichincha Province in Ecuador, South America. About 2 hours northwest of Quito, the valley of Mindo forms part of a larger biodiversity hotspot known as the Andean Choco Region. We are proud to offer comfortable and elegant accommodation in the middle of the cloudforest. The town of Mindo offers many activities for the outdoor, nature-seeking traveler. World class birdwatching is at its best in and around the Mindo area. Please inquire about birdwatching packages and personalized tours.At Casa Divina Lodge we provide delicious home-style meals and comfortable accommodations for those who want an adventure by day and an elegant and cozy place to rest by night. As well as an experienced bird guide, Efrain, owner and builder, is a talented carpenter and has demonstrated his love for wood in each of the hand-built cabins as well as almost all of the wooden furniture in the lodge. We are a family-run business that holds high standards in service to our guests and also towards our employees. We value those that work with us greatly. We are proud to have a dedicated staff that is happy to be here and has been with us for an extended period, making the atmosphere here that much more warm and family-oriented.We welcome families that travel together, as well as guests with young children. We have two children and know what a great opportunity and advantage it is for children to experience a broader sense of the world through travel. We run a small capacity lodge on a private nature reserve, so whether you are dedicated birdwatchers, honeymooners or a traveling family Casa Divina Lodge offers the perfect cloudforest experience.We support community tourism by working with other family-run businesses in the area. We encourage our guests to get out and experience the variety of activities available in the region. For the adventure seekers there is zip lining through the trees, tubing down the Mindo River and rappelling down one of many local waterfalls. Delight your sweet tooth on a rainy afternoon at the local chocolate factory. For nature lovers there is a morning at the butterfly farm, a tour at the orchid garden and the after dinner night hike. For avid bird watchers you can't miss the cock-of-the-rock lek, a visit to the Paz de Las Aves Reserve and humming bird observation.But you won't want to spend all of your time out of doors. Casa Divina is a place where life slows down. A place where you are invited to relax on the sofa with a good book, or in your hammock for a refreshing siesta.Our meals are a healthy blend of traditional Ecuadorian and international fare. And don't forget the desserts. Each evening a unique sweet inspiration is served from the ovens of the Sweet Goddess Bakery. For those who can't get enough of our cooking (or just want to stay in for the day) we offer lunch, snacks, drinks and-of course-coffee and tea all day long. Unlimited filtered drinking water is also available in your room as well as in the main house.Mindo is a small town located in the Ecuadorian western lowlands (more commonly know as cloud forest) where so many ideals come together: the climate is just right (the nickname for this valley is "the land of eternal spring"), the biodiversity will make even the most amateur nature seeker giddy with excitement, malaria does not exist here (no pills, no side effects), and the community is conscientious and moving ahead in the eco-tourism movement. You will see informative signs posted throughout town about the effects of pollution and all households and businesses separate our waste into organic and non-organic bins. The young people from Mindo are proud of their town, their work and the opportunity to have an international experience in a small rural town.Although Mindo still has a long way to go in its development as an "eco-destination," change and progress are happening and it's exciting to be part of the process. We invite you to come and kick up your heels at Casa Divina Lodge and participate in community tourism in the making. ... more   less 

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Address: 1.2km Via a la Cascada Nambillo | Pichincha, Mindo, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range: $279 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Divina Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Request a second-level room to get closer to the treetops.”
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“I think all rooms here would be the same.”
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“All rooms seem great, just let them know if you want to be on the ground level or second floor.”
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“All the rooms are very private.”
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“Our room was up one flight of stairs with a balcony giving us the perfect place to watch the Toucans early morning activities!”
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