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Santa Lucia Cloud Forest

Barrio La Delicia | Nanegal Grande, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Santa Lucia Cloud Forest
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here as part of a university research module where we carried out our own projects. We stayed in the lodge in rooms of 2, 4 and 8 bedrooms. It's hard to imagine how they built the cabins and lodge at such high altitude and only using materials which surround it. It was amazing in the mornings and evenings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A beautiful place for trekking and bird watching with breathtaking views and wonderful staff. Can honestly say I would recommend it highly as its treasure is the solitude and the escape from your busy life. Thank you Pauline, marucio and the gang for a wonderful experience and I hope to see you again. Warmest regards Dr taha hadidy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is hard to imagine how they managed to built such lovely cabins given the approx 400m altitude everything needs to come up by mule or be carried by hand. When the cloud clears, the view from the cabin and from the lodge is awe inspiring. Be prepared for no power in cabins - torch or candlelight after dark. This... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve (80 km NW of Quito) in March 2015, which was exactly the WRONG time to try to see birds, hike or stay dry. Despite this, the private cottages are AMAZING -- hand built, with beautiful wood -- hard to believe all the work that had to have gone into the construction. Likewise,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The cabins are genuinely one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever stayed in (including comparing to luxury resorts) and to a very high standard with large, artistically designed windows overlooking a cloud forest valley. No electricity and en suite showroom is very basic but with hot water. People are very friendly and our guide Eddy was brilliant -... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful scenery, amazing staff, I have never been anywhere so spectacular. Gives a very refreshing concept on the success of Cloud Forest ecotourism outside the now degraded Mindo. Incredible birdwatching available even just from the lodge, though the many trails offer much more. And don't forget to play football with the staff!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed for a couple of days after touring the country in May 2007, not 2013 as per the date of this review, can't recommend a visit here enough. We walked with a guide, Eduardo, and Pancho up the trail. This was approximately 4km long, and took us up to the lodge which is 2km up. The sights of the forest... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband, son, and I stayed at Santa Lucia for three nights and four days in August 2013, and it's hard to think of better adjectives than those that already appear in other reviews. The location is stunning, the staff is friendly and attentive (without being intrusive), and the birdwatching is superb. Our guide, Eddie, made every effort to answer... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed in Santa Lucia for 2 nights and had an amazing time. The tough, sweaty hike up to the top of the mountain where the lodge is located is worth every second. The views from the lodge are stunning – you get 360 degree views of pristine cloud forest. The birdwatching is superb, we saw around 50 species of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It's difficult to write a fair review of a place which can't easily be compared to anywhere else by virtue of its location and the fact that it is run by a community rather than by a commercial enterprise. We are a family of 4 who were the only visitors during our stay. The views were spectacular. The tranquility was... More 

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