Located in Mindo Ecuador, welcome to the award-winning Las Terrazas De Dana Lodge

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

BOOK your Galapagos Cruise with our travel agency incorporated in United States "Dana Tours LLC" and get free nights in the lodge!

Visit www.galapagosdanatours.com for more information!

All bungalows include

Private terrace.
Fast Internet Wifi in the bungalows.
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
Laundry service

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 Ecuador

Mindo Ecuador 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.

Mindo Ecuador 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 Ecuador, experts have identified more than 170 species of orchids and bromeliads abound, heliconias, ferns, vines, mosses and lichens.

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Reviews

Peggy (US) – Tripadvisor review

We spent 3 nights at Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge in Mindo. This picturesque retreat is nestled in the sub-tropical jungle outside Mindo. David, the owner, was very welcoming, as was the staff there. This is a 4 cabin property and each cabin is very private with a lovely porch perfect for watching the hummingbirds and relaxing. We spent a lot of time bird watching (guide Alex was fantastic), taking the cable car to the waterfalls, hiking and enjoying the quiet town of Mindo. Many thanks to David for building such a gorgeous retreat.

Humbie (BE) – Tripadvisor review

I stayed with a buddy for 2 nights in early October. At arrival during heavy rainfall we experienced right away the extra mile that David and his staff does for his guests, as he ran out the door to greet us with umbrellas and carried our, quite heavy, luggage up a long flight of stairs up to our lodges. The lodges are amazing and have a stunning view from the balcony on the exotic gardens, where a lot of birds can be seen, and of course on the cloud forest. To finish it off, both breakfast and dinner were very tasty which we enjoyed a lot. Conclusion: when in Mindo, go to Dana, which is actually named after one of the dogs and who is the mascotte of the place!!

Kathleen (US) – Tripadvisor review
We unfortunately only had scheduled one night in Mindo, but were so lucky to have found Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge via Tripadvisor. The experience was everything we had hoped and it lived up to all the superlative reviews. The owner, David, and his assistant, Marlin, are incredibly helpful — suggesting high points not to be missed in a brief stay. The cable car across the valley and the hikes to 6 waterfalls was a high point of our time in Ecuador. David was kind enough to drive us both ways to the site and back. We also were lucky enough to have bungalow 2; from its porch we looked across the Cloud Forrest and it provided an amazing setting for evening wine and morning breakfast. Mindo is 1 and !/2 hrs from Quito and definitely worth the commute.

Joe (US) – Tripadvisor review

My wife and I spent the month of Aug in Ecuador and three nights at “dana las torrozas de” in Mindo EC; the highlight of our trip. Mindo is a typical Ecuador village with not much to offer with exception of the local attractions all good and inexpensive. We found the cloud forest magnificent and staying at dana’s we were surrounded by the forest. Our bungalow overlooked the valley and breakfast each morning on the deck watching the sunrise along with the hummingbirds almost within reach who stayed throughout the day
Since dana’s is about two miles outside the village, Marlin the all-around guy at the lodge drove us where we needed to go and a $2.00 taxi return. David the owner and along with Marlin were quite ready to service our requirements. The rooms are very unique and exceptionally clean. Each has a hot Tube with jets which we used after our visit to the waterfalls, quite an adventure for a couple of old folks.
Now the bonus: The food was outstanding a breakfast consisting of fruit, yogurt, eggs anyway, coffee and juice of fresh fruit. After arriving late, the first night we eat and our room and was pleasantly surprised with dinner that was equal to any. We eat the next two nights at the lodge enjoying trout and shrimp prepared differently each night. I all most forgot David had surprise deserts each night to die for.
If you do visit “dana las terrazos de” lodge say hello to David and Marlin from Annette and Joe.
A wonderful place to enjoy some relaxing days in the cloud forest of Ecuador.

Review on Tripadvisor from Belgium

What a stunning location to spend some great relaxing times. David, the owner, was always present in order to provide the best possible dedicated service to his guests. When we arrived, it was raining cats and dogs. David was welcoming us with umbrellas and carried our luggage to the bungalows. The view of the balconies is just amazing. The place is located in the middle of the Mindo cloud forest and has lot of tropical vegetation. When you wake up in the morning with the rising sun and the birds singing you feel great to start your day. The bungalows are spotless and brand new with all the comfort and luxury you need. The food is excellent, each day you can choose between different options. You can also enjoy the breakfast and dinner on your private balcony while looking at the hummingbirds and lots of other tropical birds. In the Mindo region there are more than 450 different bird species. I don’t post reviews very often, but in this case I just needed to do it, the place is just amazing.

Brian (US) – Tripadvisor.com review

Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge has four brand new stand-alone bungalows, each with a balcony overlooking a beautiful cloud forest valley. The bungalows are modern and spotless. The grounds are loaded with interesting fruit and flowering plants which attract tons of tropical birds, including hummingbirds everywhere you look. It is the perfect example of a modern, clean, small scale operation sitting in the middle of a spectacular and bio-diverse setting.

The rooms come with breakfast included. The food was excellent with several options from a custom menu each day and an offer to accommodate any special requests. The meals always included lots of fresh fruits and juices. You had the choice of eating at the restaurant or having the food brought to your private balcony. I usually enjoyed my breakfast after taking a sunrise walk around the grounds and along the nearby river. We usually ate dinner or lunch there as well. Again, the menu options were always delicious and interesting.

Although you couldn’t ask for more from an eco-lodge, what really stands out about this place is the service. David (owner/resident) was ever-present on the grounds. We would talk each day about the types of things we were interested in doing. If we knew exactly what we wanted, he was on the phone making the arrangements/reservations, etc. Often times he (or Marlon from his staff) would take us. Sometimes they would stay with us or come back to pick us up and always, at a minimum, pre-arrange with the staff at the place we were visiting to get us a cab (always extremely cheap BTW) back to the lodge when we were done. If we were looking for recommendations, he always had excellent ideas for us. Our ride back to the airport with Marlon was a fun all-day adventure in itself including a couple interesting stops along the way and a soccer game in Quito. This was so far above and beyond that I really do not have words to describe it.

Mindo is an easy, pleasant, and interesting 15 minute walk away. I had eight days in Ecuador and originally planned to stay the first four at Las Terrazas. But I decided to stay all eight. This is the perfect lodge and the perfect place to use as a base to explore the region.

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!

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