Discover Mindo
Surrounded by thousands of hectares of cloud forest and astonishing biodiversity, Mindo is not only the perfect destination for those looking for peace and beauty, but also a remarkable place where adventure is part of the deal!

Places To Stay

Casa Divina Lodge

1.2km via a las Cascadas, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 98 659 4965

Casa Divina Lodge

Bio Hostal

9 de Octubre Av. and Lluvia de Oro St. , Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 99 277 3313

Bio Hostal

Cabañas Bambu

Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 2 217 0216

Cabañas Bambu

La Roulotte Hostel

Road to the Butterfly Garden, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador

La Roulotte Hostel

Things To Do

Mindo Coffee Shop

Cesar Garzon Thomas y Via Saguambi, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 2 217 0230

Mindo Coffee Shop

SabinaTour Operator

1.2km via a las Cascadas, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 98 659 4965

SabinaTour Operator

Bird Paradise

Quito Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 2 2170 045

Bird Paradise

Mindo Biking

Vicente Aguirre Street, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 2 217 0350

Mindo Biking

El Escampadero

Gourmet Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 99 173 7392

El Escampadero

Mindo Butterflies Garden

La Yaguira Neighborhood, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 99 920 2124

Mindo Butterflies Garden

MindoXtrem Birds

1123 Via a las Cascadas, Sector Saguambi, Mindo, New York 11203, New York, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 2 217 0188

MindoXtrem Birds

Where To Eat

Mindo Coffee Shop

Cesar Garzon Thomas y Via Saguambi, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 2 217 0230

Mindo Coffee Shop

Persian House

Quito Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 99 348 3833

Persian House

Bio Mindo

Gourmet Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador

Bio Mindo

La Mecha Ristorante Italiano

Gourmet Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 98 057 4817

La Mecha Ristorante Italiano

La Repostería

Gourmet Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
+593 98 320 7746

La Repostería

Pizzeria El Tigrillo

Quito Avenue, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador

Pizzeria El Tigrillo

On The Map

Things You Need to Know
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  • Map of Mindo
  • Download Mindo Map

  • Mindo Facts
  • The village is located inside of the Ecological Reserve Mindo – Nambillo (19.537 hectares).

    You might spot:

    500 species of birds (32 are andemic)
    90 species of butterflies
    55 species of amphibians
    45 species of reptiles
    200 species of orchids
  • In Ecuador and South America, Mindo was the first location designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Bird Life International.
  • The climate is warm and wet, with a dry season that extends from June to November.
  • It has a population of approximately 3,500 persons.
  • More than 20,000 tourists from Ecuador and around the world visit this diverse destination every year.
  • Ways to Get There
  • A visitor can only get to Mindo by bus, car or bicycle (appealing for big adventurers).
  • By car:
    From Quito:
    Take the highway Calacalí – La Independencia (E28) and in the 78th km you’ll find to your left the entrance to Mindo.
    From Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas:
    Take the higway Troncal de la Costa (E25), then the highway Calacalí – La Independencia to your right and in the 79th km you’ll find to your right the entrance to Mindo.
  • By bus from Quito:
    Go to La Ofelia bus station in the north side of the city and you’ll find different companies doing the journey.

    Bus schedules from Quito:

    Monday to Friday: 8:30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 4pm.
    Saturday: 7:40am, 8:20am, 9:20am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 4pm.
    Sunday: 7:40am, 8:20am, 9:20am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 5pm.
  • Distances to Mindo
  • From Distance Travel time
    Ambato 252km 4.1h
    Cuenca 518km 9.2h
    Esmeraldas 134km 2.0h
    Guayaquil 375km 6.5h
    Ibarra 186km 3.6h
    Loja 725km 12.4h
    Manta 329km 5.6h
    Puyo 345km 6.2h
    Quito 101km 2.0h
    Salinas 505km 8.1h
    Santo Domingo 88km 1.5h
    Tena 280km 5.1h