if you like to birdwatch, then it is for you. too tedious for me. i would have rather just sat on the porch and watched all the wildlife.
they did not often inform you of when, where, and how long you would be gone for, so it was hard to prepare properly for the escapades. they only had the admenities they listed as part of the package (spa, turkish bath, etc) available for one night. the staff let their kids urinate right by the dinner table/kitchen in front of the guests without saying a word to them - even though it is part of the Ecuadorian culture to go to the bathroom in public, this place is geared for American tourists and should act accordingly. Spend your money elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve has 2 Eco-Lodges on prime birding & hiking property, located on 260 acres in the Upper Tropical Rainforest. This private reserve offers spectacular scenery, pristine trails, running rivers, 11 waterfalls, over 450 species of tropical birds, mammals, hundreds of butterflies, numerous wild orchids, a wide array of tropical flora and fauna, and swimming at the waterfalls. GRAND OPENING - San Jorge NEW Forest Eco-Lodge with 12 Deluxe spacious rustic bungalow Suites with Views & Private Balcony with 2 queen beds & private bath. See birds from your room - picturesque large windows! Spacious open air restaurant & bar with views; reading room, lounge, 90' high bird observation Tower over canopy, hummingbird & toucan feeders. San Jorge Cliff Eco-Lodge (Scientific Research Center) with 8 double rooms with 2 twin beds & private bath, observatory deck, and active hummingbird feeders. Dine at our open air restaurants with delicious cuisine and beautiful rainforest ambiance, offering superb photography options. Both Lodges offer the ideal retreat for birdwatchers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. Guided Birdwatching, Hiking, and Natural History Tours can be reserved in advance, including transportation from downtown Quito. ... more less