$15 per night
$15 per night
Birdwatchers House, Mindo, Ecuador

Birdwatchers House

Mindo, Ecuador - Birdwatcher' S House, Ecoruta

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Description - Guesthouse

The Birdwatcher´s House provides a comfortable, tranquil base for birdwatchers and travelers to explore Mindo´s famous natural beauty. Guests can recline in a hammock and watch hummingbirds feed in the lush garden, or else explore the surounding cloudforest and its amazing biodiversity - including many hummingbirds.

Located in the cloudforest above Mindo, the House is the perfect location to enjoy the nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, and the region´s many famous birding locations. The House is recently built, and its spacious and bright rooms are kept immaculately clean. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with 24hr hot water.
The owner, Vinicio Perez, is a fluent English speaker and a bird guide with 33 years experience, descibed in the Rough Guide to Ecuador as Mindo's best birdwatching guide. His vivid bird photos enliven the walls creating a homely, welcoming feel. Vicino is keen to share his knowledge of the natural environment with his guests, and can also provide expert bird tours where he guides groups to see many of the area´s famous birds, such as the stunning ´Cock of the Rock´.

An excellent hearty home-cooked meal and vegetarian or other diets are available upon request. Meals served according to birders' schedules; box meals and snacks available. You can also get free coffee, tea and drinking water, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks available for purchase. Find us on Facebook: Birdwatcher´s House

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The space
  • Property type: Guesthouse
  • Guest rooms/units: 7
  • Year built: 2011
Guesthouse accommodations

Lowest price available: $15

  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Guesthouse amenities

Birdwatcher´s House offer guided tours in English or Spanish of the birds of Mindo. To read more about the birds and the guide visit the website

24-hr front desk Breakfast included Gardens Gay friendly Group services Laundry/valet service Linen included Meal plans Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Room service Sports/activities Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Comfortable and luminous rooms, all with ensuite bathroom and 24-hour hot water.

Coffee/tea maker Ensuite Maid service daily Mountain view rooms Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Showers without bath


Birdwatcher's House has moved to a new location, deep in the cloud forest near Mindo. This new location, very calm and tranquil, has breathtaking views and incredible biodiversity right at its doorstep, including many species of hummingbirds.

It´s located at an altitude of 1800 m, just off of the world renowned Nono-Mindo Road, about 12 km from the town of Mindo - 6km from the entrance to Mindo.

Points of interest
  • Birdwatching tours
  • Waterfall Tours
  • Ziplining
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Tubing
  • Rapelling on a Waterfall
  • Chocolate factory

Food and drink
Eating in house
Birdwatcher´s House Restuarant
Breakfast included with your stay, other meals, water, alcoholic beverages for extra charge

Price details

$15 per night

Price per person

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Available discounts

Birdwatcher´s House volunteer price - $15 per day

Location - Guesthouse

Birdwatcher' S House, Ecoruta
Pichincha (Provincia de Pichincha)

Latitude: -0.04461, Longitude: -78.43489

How to get there

From Quito, catch the Flor de Valle bus from Ofelia bus terminal. At the time of writing, buses leave at 8:30am and 3:30pm everyday. Alternatively, you can catch a bus to Los Bancos that leave every hour from the Carcelen station. In both cases, ask to be let off at the entrance to town, 'La entrada de Mindo'.

You can alsontake a taxi from the terminal for approximately $35, or else Vinicio can handle all the transport arrangements for you. Quito to Mindo takes around two hours.

The Birdwatcher´s House is 6km from the entrance to Mindo. Take a taxi and ask to go to Birdwatcher's House, Vincio Perez's place, near Santa Rosa. It should cost about 8 USD.

Bus, car, taxi, motorbike.

Nearest airport: Quito (96km)