Travel to the city of Mindo in Ecuador

The city of butterflies and hummingbirds. A small, picturesque place, and full of beauty. Surrounded by mountains and with the animals as the main attraction. It’s a nice stop and extremely recommended for those who are bird lovers.


Best Time to Travel to Mindo. I don’t think there is a bad time to travel to Mindo.

Days to visit Mindo. With one day is enough to know the basics, we traveled from Quito and we were able to do it. But it makes you want to stay, relax a few days there.

Airport in Mindo. There is no airport in Mindo, so you must get to Quito and then take a bus that takes around two hours to get there. But despite that, it’s worth it.

What to do or to visit in the city of Mindo?

  • Visit the Nathaly Butterfly Garden. A truly magical place to interact with butterflies. We were lucky enough to see many, and they even stood on top of us a few times, but apparently not all the people have the same luck. Preferably choose a sunny day, as the butterflies come out more.
  • Orchids at Cabañas Armonía. If you enjoy the flowers and plants, you can see many orchids in this place. Of many colors and shapes. Its cools too.
  • Visit the Mindo Waterfalls. This requires a little more time and preparation since it requires transportation and walking some time to get there.
  • Bird Watching. One of the high points of this place is the possibility of seeing birds such as hummingbirds, toucans, and other exotics birds. To see toucans, for example, you must get into one of the available trails, and it is recommended to go early in the morning, but if you want to see hummingbirds you can see it in the viewpoint inside the hostel named “the rest”. Also in the butterfly garden and the refuge of birds.

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