WHERE IS BELLAVISTALODGE? Bellavista Lodge / Reserve is located in the Upper Tandayapa Valley, near Mindo in northwestern Pichincha province, Ecuador, under 2 hours from Quito city.
HOW LARGE IS BELLAVISTA RESERVE? 700 hectare (2000 acre) reserve offering trails into primary and secondary cloud forest. Beautiful orchids and abundant bromeliads.
HOW MANY BIRDS ARE THERE IN THE BELLAVISTA AREA? The Bellavista –Nono- Mindo / regionboasts over 450 species of birds, and has won the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Lots of species right aroundthe Lodge!
LODGING AT BELLAVISTA? We offer comfortable accommodation way off the main roads, to suit a variety of pockets (camping included!). Try our new superior Mountain View rooms, with amazing views over the cloud forest towards Pichincha Volcano. Same fabulous views too from our new Bamboo Restaurant “El Amanecer”.
WHAT ABOUT MAMMALS? The delightful Olinguito was only described to science in 2013, and is easy to see here! And Bellavista is part of the Quito Metropolitan District´s “Corredor del Oso” .. with the goal to conserve and protect the Spectacled Bear.
AND TRAVEL /BIRDING / NATUREDISCOVERY DEEPER INTO ECUADOR´S NORTHWEST AND MORE? Tours (birding or naturalist) also offered deeper into the northwest, and also to other parts of this highly biodiverse country.