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Birder or Adrenaline Junkie? The Joys of Mindo

A June 2007 trip to Mindo by Shady Ady

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Quote: Mindo is famous for its widely acclaimed bird population, but there is more to this tiny village than just birds.

Casa de Cecilia

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Hotel | "La Casa de Cecilia"

Casa de Cecilia Photo, Mindo, Ecuador
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For such a small town, Mindo has a wealth of accommodation. It's not surprising considering the internationally acclaimed birding found here and the growing number of adrenalin filled sporting activities. Due to limited funds and wanting somewhere a little secluded left La Casa de Cecilia as the only option. The hostel is located to the south east of the village’s central, scruffy looking park, up a muddy path. It’s quite easy to miss the poorly signed turn off to the lodgings, although following the dim roar of the nearby river helps with the sense of direction.Once found I was impressed with the non-abrasive style of the building, constructed entirely out of wood, which blends in exc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2007

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Centro Informacion Mindo

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Attraction | "Inner-Tubing"

Centro Informacion Mindo Photo, Mindo, Ecuador
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As you walk down the one main road in Mindo, away from the villages park you pass numerous information and tourist agencies offering you the chance to participate in the adrenaline filled sport of inner-tubing. If not interested in spending a day looking at the various birds that bring the majority of tourists to the area, then inner-tubing comes highly recommended and offers a cheap alternative.For those of you who are unaware at what inner-tubing involves let me quickly explain. A number of large inflatable inner-tubes are tied together and after sitting in between these you are then sent floating down the river into a series of rapids, where not only you have to hold on for dear life, you a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2007

Centro Informacion Mindo

Mindo , Ecuador

Mariposas de Mindo

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Mariposas de Mindo Photo, Mindo, Ecuador
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There are numerous activities in and around Mindo to happily fill your day with. Of course the more demanding and exciting sports of rappelling and inner-tubing, alongside a spot of bird watching, for which this area is famous for, are the most popular. Hidden in the corner of the village a 3km walk north east down a dirt path away from the central main square is Mariposas de Mindo, a butterfly farm billed as one of the best in the country. I know I shouldn’t be negative, but if this was the best then I’m very happy I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting any others. I suppose after visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica, any other butterfly farm will just pail in significance.The wa...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 7, 2007

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Shady Ady

Shady Ady
Hinckley, United Kingdom