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Cabanas San Isidro

Jeronimo Carrion N21-01 y Juan Leon Mera, Cosanga, Ecuador
Cabanas San Isidro
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cabanas San Isidro is an amazing place for birdwatching. As that was my aim, the review is written from that viewpoint. The lodge is situated among a large tract of land owned by them with good trails on them. The diversity of birds in this area is outstanding. They have 2 sets of hummingbird feeders, one right at the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough great things about this place!! The scenery is breathtaking, bird watching amazing, the people extremely friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. A definite must see if you're in Ecuador !

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a couple of nights before a working assignment in Quito, but had a great time. Stayed here to find/photograph birds and got great shots of some tricky species,like Green-and-Black Fruiteater, plus some more common but still stunning birds like Chestnut-Breasted Coronet and Violet-tailed Sylph. Mitch and Carmen are terrific people who were great to get to know.The... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been going to this place for many years and it is a favorite for me in the Andes of Ecuador. Unpretentious. Gracious host (Alejandro and Carmen are both very welcoming), my favorite food in Ecuador, extraordinary views, breakfast always when you want it. And all of this while protecting a vast area of forest. Thanks always--

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed at Cabana San Isidro the end of January 2015. We had room #1, a HUGE beautiful room with a balcony. I was told that the owner, Carmen, is/was a chef? That would explain why the food was soooooooooooooo good. The soups, the salsas, everything. Seriously, the food was really great. We had an amazingly good bird guide too,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a place one stays to have easy access to a very good group of Ecuador birds. Alejandro was great, treating us really well and accommodating our vegetarian and vegan needs. Pablo was a very hard-working and competent bird guide, The game room was fun, and the grounds are well-tended. This would never be mistaken for a luxury lodge,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I spent 3 days/2 nights here in October with a group of 8 Birders. The accommodations are excellent, the food is wonderful and the birds are fantastic! The rooms are conveniently located with a central meeting room that is great for making bird lists and enjoying a self-hosted happy hour. There are several bird watching areas set up for your... More 

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

San Isidro is high in the cloud forest and maybe a little cooler than you might expect, layers are good. light fleece would be better. Not to worry about the comfort of your room..hot water bottles are provided every night. It isn't freezing, just a damp chilly. The meals here are amazing and Alejandro is a great host with a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went to Cabanas San Isidro just for the day. The deck at the restaurant is beautiful with a breath taking view over the cloud forest. From there you can see a lot of hummingbirds flying around. The owners, Carmen and Mitch gave us a warm welcome. Carmen, who is a professional chef, prepared lunch with local ingredients. It was... More 

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Ocean Park, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 lovely days at these cabanas. Each cabin is roomy and full of light, clean and cozy. All wood inside, big comfy bed, in-room coffee. Each cabin has a small deck that looks out on the cloud forest. The grounds are very well maintained with wide paths to walk to various buildings. The dining room... More 

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