For a weekend getaway full of relaxation and serenity, visit Papallacta. This small town located in the heart of the Andes Mountains has many activities to soothe the soul and satisfy nature lovers, and is easily accessible from Quito. From the city’s Terminal Terrestre Cumandá, buses depart roughly every 20 … Read More

Tandayapa Valley.
Less than two hours from Quito, Tandayapa Valley is a beautiful slice of the Ecuadorian amazon rainforest. It is most well-known for the exceptional birding opportunities. In fact, after a short time you´ll appreciate why, this reserve has held the highest 24-hour bird count in the Audubon Christmas bird, … Read More

Slightly outside of the main city of Quito lies Lloa, a humble little town surrounded by mountains and farms. This area makes for a lovely escape from the city, and hosts a few attractions to entertain travelers in Ecuador.

Lloa is very easily accessed from the south of Quito. Daily buses … Read More

To witness an incredible expression of natural beauty, take a day trip from Quito and visit the wonderful Laguna Quilotoa. Transportation is cheap, the scenery is stunning, and hiking the canyon surrounding the lake represents a great form of exercise.
From Quito, a few hours is required to reach the Laguna, … Read More

After 9 months in South America, Mindo Ecuador is the most beautiful and relaxing place I´ve found. Before arriving here I spent a couple of weeks in Quito. It felt so good to step back from the bustling city and get a breath of fresh air. Being a little outside … Read More

Mindo Ecuador is a magical setting in the midst of exotic Ecuador. It is widely renowned for its dense rainforests, rivers, birds and spectacular landscapes. Mindo possesses a mystic beauty. You can wander through its dense rainforests where you can experience the splendor of the towering trees and hear the … Read More

Quito Old Town

Formally known as San Francisco de Quito, Quito Old Town is officially the highest capital city in the world. It is the capital city of Ecuador and the second most populated city of the country. Designated as the headquarters of Union of South American Nations in 2008, the … Read More

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 … Read More

Mindo is a small town situated in the spectacular Andean foothills of the Ecuador. The exotic mindo cloud forest 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 … Read More

Hello all,

In these days we organized a small surprise for Beverly from Bill because of their 25th anniversary…


And the next day, we received this surprise……………



Thanks a lot Beverly and Bill! we hope to see you soon. We are starting to listen Friday´s Veil :D

Hello all,

We are very happy in Las Terrazas de Dana :)

Here is an example of what motivates us to improve and do it better everyday so our guest have a pleasant (and we hope they remember), stay in Mindo Ecuador.

Thanks a lot Dharm and Feruza!!!


Birds are remarkable animals because of their ability to fly. They are found in a huge variety of habitats: from oceans to plains and tropical rainforests. They come in all shape and sizes. Mindo in particular and Ecuador in general is one of the most remarkable places for birds, and … Read More

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 … Read More

Mindo is one of the best places in the world for birding. Bird watching is an activity to observe birds with the eyes in their living environments for fun or purposes of scientific studies. The use of glasses, telescopes or binoculars often proves indispensable. Some birders see birdwatching as passion … Read More

When you come through Quito airport it’s great to visit Mindo which is only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Quito.

Mindo is an amazing place that is especially worth of visit and you will miss a lot if you don’t visit it. It’s a place full of life and water … Read More

Ecuador’s capital, Quito, was named “South America’s Leading Destination” for the second year in a row at the 21st Regional World Travel Awards, considered the Oscars of the tourism industry.

“We are the leading destination in South America, an honor that opens the door for tourists to come and enjoy its … Read More

Ecuador came to the awards ceremony with 18 nominations, and walked away with 15 awards.

The awards ceremony, held at Quito’s Cultural Centre, known also as the Palace of Cristal, made Ecuador’s capital the focus of world attention. It was featured in newspapers, magazines, radio and television shows, web portals and … Read More

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