[flagallery gid=61 w=620 h=380] Category:Tourist superior lodge Cost: $$$$$ Rooms: 16 rooms equipped with private bath Location: Mindo Cloud Forest, one and a half hour drive from Quito
Who should go here: People who are looking for an ideal place to move away from the stress of daily life and want to connect with nature.
Bellavista is ideal for every nature lover and bird-watcher whose imagination is stimulated by the idea of a Cloud Forest. For anyone who seeks to immerse him or her self in its mysteries, soak in its vast views, discover rare and endemic birds, orchids and other species. Ideal for those who like the outdoors, and those who like to visit places in the wild, and those who enjoy rainforest environments.
Less than 1 hour 45 minutes from the heart of the City of Quito, Bellavista is a private reserve of 700 hectares, at the top of the famed Tandayapa Valley, near Mindo. This area was awarded the with the highest 24-hour bird count in 2006, 2007, and 2008 in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the Americas contest.