Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge, Mindo

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#3 of 11 in Wildlife in Mindo
A birdwatchers paradise, Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge attracts visitors with its variety of birds including toucans, ant pittas, cocks of the rock, humming birds, and tanagers. The family owned bird sanctuary, established in 2005, offers tours ranging from a couple of hours to overnight, allowing you to view over 80% of the bird species inhabiting the refuge. If you'd like to stay longer, reserve a room in the wooden cabin. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mindo trip simple and quick.
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  • We were so blown away by the amount of humming birds and other species visiting this garden and the enthusiasm of the owner was so infectious we didn't want to leave.  more »
  • This was such a treat! We got to see so many hummingbirds! We went about 3pm and the birds were very active. The staff was very knowledgeable about the different species that were in the garden and th...  more »
  • A super place for Birtwatcher. Many of incredibly close possible bird sightings, also very good photos. Cock of the rock, Quetzal, plate-billed mountain-Toucan, giant Antpitta, Toucan barbet, etc. and a cloud forest backdrop that his same looks.
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Where to stay in Mindo

Mindo is a small town, but it offers an impressive variety of hostel accommodations. Options in rustic hotels near the Mindo River range from basic rooms with few amenities to spacious suites with lots of extras. Riverside establishments work especially well for nature lovers, offering outstanding views and quick access to nature trails. For the ultimate outdoor experience, consider staying at a campground--some offer free Wi-Fi, modern showers, and covered eating areas.
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