Welcome to the award-winning Las Terrazas De Dana Lodge

Welcome! My name is David, and I am the owner of Las Terrazas De Dana. I am from Spain, but fell in love with beautiful Ecuador and had to move here! Come stay in peaceful Mindo to relax and enjoy the cloud forest!

All bungalows include

Private terrace.
Fast Internet Wifi
Enjoy breakfast in your private terrace

Room service
Hot tub for 2 people with 4 jets
Queen bed
Satellite DirecTV with Sony 32″ LCD TV

Enjoy visits from hummingbirds
Beautiful pathways through tropical gardens
Relax in balcony chairs

Book Directly with Us and Enjoy

*Upgrades to Superior Bungalow
*Flexible cancellation policy
*Dinner specials
*Flexible check in / check out times

Tour the Beautiful Gardens

Mindo

Mindo is a region about 80 miles northeast of Quito. The area has about 2,500 inhabitants, who work in agriculture and tourism. The zone temperature is between 15 ° C and 24° C throughout the year. Rain is common, but during the months of June and November the climate becomes drier.

Situated in the Andean foothills in Ecuador, Mindo is a small beautiful town offering amazing natural views, scenic beauty and a lot of other attractions for tourists who just want to unwind and let go of the pressures and demands in their lives for the time being.

It is located in a valley, of which 19,200 hectares are protected in what is called the Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo ecosystem which is home to about 500 species of birds and 90 species of butterflies. Also in the park reserve of Mindo, experts have identified more than 170 species of orchids and bromeliads abound, heliconias, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens.

Las Terrazas de Dana reviews!

Andrea (US) – Booking.com review

“Everything on site is newly constructed. Spacious room, comfy bed, big TV, large bathroom, WiFi, delicious food, and friendly hospitality. Beautiful view of Mindo Valley. Owner/operator David Brito speaks fluent English, he was very helpful in many ways throughout our stay. Great place to come home to after a long day hiking. Jetted spa is a lifesaver!”

Paula (BR) – Tripadvisor review

What a wonderful place !!! Not to mention the view is spectacular !!! Breakfast great morning! David is very attentive … he recommended several places to visit !!! Thank you for everything, sure we will be back! Highly recommended !!!

Joaquín (ES) – Tripadvisor review

A wonderful place located in a paradise, facilities and 5 star service. I’ve been enjoying for a week of pure nature that surrounds him, and all this sums tranquility, friendliness and service. Excellent work David. Congratulations. I will come back

Lukas (US) – Tripadvisor review

David, the hotel manager, is very experienced, and it shows. The service is perfect, the ricissima food, especially breakfast is served on the terrace of the room. The location is very good too, near the village but very quiet. Highly recommended!

Everything about the stay was impeccable. The private bungalows are exquisite in their simplicity, and perfect in every way. They allow the stunning scenery to take center stage, and with sweeping floor to ceiling windows allow it to be experienced all day or night. The staff was incredible – very attentive or with a sincerity and genuine interest in my experience which is rare nowawadays. One of my best boutique hotel experiences ever!

Rubén F (AR) – Tripadvisor review

We were only one night as we were passing and we were really looking forward to spending more time. It is incredible for total rest and relaxation, paradise and first-class care place. David and his staff are in every detail as it must be to feel at home.
They have good food service can request in the room and included breakfast is very complete and filling.
The rooms are luxurious, all very good quality and excellent taste and design. A large double jacuzzi to relax after a day of hiking wandered around.
The setting is beautiful, lots of vegetation, birds of all sizes and colors. Waterfalls nearby and the river a few meters for adventure sports. There is a butterfly near worth visiting.
To go back and enjoy.

Travel Blog

01

Oct
Galapagos Islands located off the coast of Ecuador are an ideal vacation getaway for travelers from all around the world. A vacation tour in Galapagos Islands offers the most striking sight of natural abundances available on Earth. The unparalleled charm and beauty of such a natural place on the planet is a holiday destination for tourists across the globe. In fact, this is one of the best places in the planet known for its mysterious history of turbulences that continue to reckon expeditors and adventure enthusiasts. Galapagos Islands today are known to be the most sought after natural destinations among travelers.   The archipelago has been known to be the most enchanting islands that offer adventure lovers a pleasurable experience. The dream expedition will take you to enjoy scuba diving amidst sharks, sea turtles with ample scope to enjoy the pristine ambiance of the region. This is not only a paradise for adventure lovers but even families can enjoy a great trip to these islands. Diverse in nature from other ecosystems, each of these islands have evolved with distinct biodiversity. No one island is similar to another as these are formed ...

22

Sep
Mindo is a small town situated in the spectacular Andean foothills of the Ecuador. The exotic mindo cloud forest region is home to many endangered wildlife species and birds with ample attractions for tourists. The tiny town of Mindo is a popular destination for backpackers. The place is an epicenter of biodiversity that is home to birds and orchids. The Andean scenery along with cool climatic temperature is a perfect vacation getaway for travelers. Orchids are widely found in Ecuador with about 4,000 species and consist of vibrant bromeliads with a variety of rare birds such as cocks-of-the-rock, toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds.   Amidst scores of orchids and private reserves the traveler can traverse the flora laden forest which happens to be the second leading exporter of cut flowers. Even other diverse floral consist of ancient ceders, philodendrons, high tree ferns, giant hibiscus, and more. The tropical ecosystem is so rich in biodiverse flora and fauna mainly because of the moisture, sunlight, cloud cover and mild temperature. The cloud forest is moisture laden due to the wetness or rain that is such a prominent weather condition. Mindo Ecuador is famous for the perpetual rainfall. The moss covered trees in the botanical caldron ...

18

Apr
Written by David Brito on Saturday April 18th 2015 The Amazon Basin covers almost the entire northern half of the continent South America. The Amazon has by far the world's largest water fill. It's with about 7 million km², equivalent to about five percent of the total land area, the largest contiguous landscape area and thus also the second largest contiguous forest on the planet after the boreal forest. The area designated a landscape that is dominated by the huge river system of the Amazon, and thus also includes his 1000 "larger" tributaries. Amazonia is very huge covering very big area including parts of Ecuador. There are many very interesting places in Ecuadorian Amazonia worth to visit where you can see wonders of nature, many interesting jungle creatures and experince fun participating in various activies. So among many  interesting places in Ecuadorian Amazonia we are going to talk about the Yasuni National Park, Cuyabeno Reserve and amazing Ecuadorian city of Tena and its surroundings. The Yasuni National Park The Yasuni National Park is a national park in Ecuador with an area of ​​9,820 km² and a core area of ​​about 5000 km². The National ...