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5 Highlights to Experience in Mindo Cloud Forest by Ecuatraveling

5 Highlights to Experience in Mindo Cloud Forest

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Mindo Cloud Forest is a hidden gem that provides nature lovers and adventurers with an incredible experience. It is located in the center of Ecuador. Only a few hours away from Quito, this stunning, biodiverse sanctuary offers a simple escape into the peace of nature. Here are five fascinating highlights of the fascinating Mindo Cloud Forest that you may look forward to.

Discover the Magnificent Biodiversity

For those who love the outdoors, the Mindo Cloud Forest is a must-visit location due to its outstanding biodiversity. The variety of hummingbirds that live there is one of its most endearing characteristics. These colorful and nimble birds excite the forest with their quick wingbeats and vibrant colors.  For bird enthusiasts and anybody captivated by the beauty of these small creatures, Mindo's dedicated hummingbird feeders provide a close-up view of these tiny miracles.

Follow waterfalls

Waterfall in mindo

The breathtaking waterfalls in Mindo Cloud Forest are one of its most recognizable characteristics. Set off on a journey to find some of the area's most stunning cascades. The Nambillo cascade is a well-liked option since it offers a manageable climb through the forest to a fascinating 40-meter (131-foot) cascade. Don't pass up the chance of refreshing yourself in the waterfall if luck is on your side and the water level is still bearable. So, when making travel plans, don't forget to bring your swimwear so you'll be prepared to cool off and take in the scenery.

Thrilling Adventure Activities

Canopy in Mindo

Mindo provides an adrenaline-pumping ziplining experience for those who enjoy outdoor activities. You could fly above the ground while ziplining through the dense forest canopy. You'll be treated to stunning views of the forest below as you glide from platform to platform, making it a heart-pounding adventure that offers a completely new viewpoint of Mindo's captivating surroundings. You can immerse yourself in the natural forest while having the thrill of a lifetime on this adrenaline-pumping journey.

Chocolate tour

Chocolate in Mindo

In addition to its stunning natural surroundings, Mindo is also known for its delectable chocolate. Take a chocolate tour to learn more about the intriguing process of producing chocolate. You will have the opportunity to visit cacao plantations, see how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and, of course, taste the delicious chocolate for yourself. It is both educational and delicious to learn about the sustainable and organic methods used by nearby farmers and chocolatiers.

Relax and Unwind


Don't forget to take some time for yourself to relax in Mindo's peaceful ambiance after all the exploration and action. The town has charming cafes, artisanal stores, and comfortable accommodations that blend in beautifully with the surrounding landscape. The soothing sounds of the forest, the gentle rustling of leaves, and the symphony of birds provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation.

Written By Laura Bravo