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
Fast Internet Wifi in the bungalows.
Enjoy breakfast in your private terrace
Hot tub for 2 people with 4 jets
Satellite DirecTV with Sony 32″ LCD TV
Beautiful pathways through tropical gardens
Relax in balcony chairs
Book Directly with Us and Enjoy
*Upgrades to Superior Bungalow
*Flexible cancellation policy
*Flexible check in / check out times
Tour the Beautiful Gardens
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.
Mindo Ecuador is surrounded by the beautiful Mindo Cloud Forest Ecuador, a deep forest which happens to be the home of hundreds of exotic bird species, out of those many of them happen to be under threats of extinction. Mindo is particularly known for its natural beauty that attracts visitors who like the wildlife and unique nature.
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!
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.
Davide (CA) – Tripadvisor review
Great getaway spot with modern comfortable bungalows and a quiet rural setting next to a mountain and near the birding trails. The rooms were spotless and David made sure your stay was as comfortable as ever, ensuring every detail was taken care of. Veronica the chef knows how to cook great meals and Javier is a great birder guide that will take you for a walk to view the local birds right from the reception area. Excellent place to stay, highly recommended.
Matthew M (US) – Tripadvisor review
Nestled on the northern hillside of the Rio Mindo, Las Terrazas overlooks the lush valley giving way to the mountains on the other side.
Impeccably designed and built in a modern style that fits perfectly with the natural surroundings (the north and eastern side of the property is enclosed in a lush bamboo forest), the real treat is the excellent quality of service provided. Nothing is spared in the way of particular attention given to your every want from food to extra towels.
Perfectly situated less than 5 minutes from the Mindo strip, Las Terrazas is a great place for couples or families to relax with a beverage on the enormous patios overlooking the valley. You’ll be greeted by dozens of hummingbirds and butterflies while you relax.
The Mindo Canopy Adventure and the River Rafting (tubing experience by XTreme) are less than 4 minutes away in the car down the path.
Erik (NO) – Tripadvisor review
I booked a stay at Las Terrazas de Dana for the opportunity to relax and also see what activities Mindo has to offer, and here you definitely get both sorts. The place is breathtakingly beautiful with very nice and clean bungalows with lots of space. Outside there is plenty hummingbirds and even the occasional toucan to be seen while enjoying the amazing views. David, the owner, was very attentive and friendly throughout my stay, he helped me arrange activities and drove me around in his 4×4. We even went zip-lining together which was a lot of fun.
Unfortunately for me I got sick on the way over from Quito after eating some bad food, but David helped me out with painkillers and various meals that are good for your stomach. Las Terrazas turned out to be a great place to recover from illness, and thanks to him I got better within a few days. This place is top tier and probably the nicest place I’ve stayed during my trip to Ecuador. Highly recommended!