Ecuador Cloud Forest Lodges
Mashpi Lodge - offers nature lovers an oasis of calm and luxury. Sustainable and eco-friendly, the lodge was conceived as a wilderness retreat offering refined elegance while also adhering to strict environmental standards;
Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge - The Bellavista Reserve is located in the spectacular cloud forests of northwestern Ecuador, on the edge of the Choco bio-region, one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. They also offer packages to other reserves in the area for longer nature tours
El Monte Lodge - the Lodge and its owners are dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural beauty of Mindo – Nambillo Forest, one of the most biologically diverse and endangered Cloud Forests in the world.
Polylepis Lodge - at a higher elevation than the cloud forests, is a cozy Lodge with 20 deluxe rooms, which are lost in the middle of ancient forest. Polylepis forests grow at higher altitude, and are vital for protecting the water security. The trees and their root systems slow the movement of glacial meltwater, ensuring its slow release into rivers and streams throughout the year. Their branches also effectively comb and harvest mists and precipitation from the clouds. The trees also prevent soil erosion and flooding, protecting homes and livelihoods. Unfortunately though, only a few Polylepis forests remain – making their conservation of utmost importance.