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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge

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Address: Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
Phone Number: 0987253674
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One of the nicest places in Mindo

Relax, grab a coffee and watch some of the best scenery in town. Beautiful bird watching. We saw tons of birds and loved the scenery. I'm not really a big fan of birds but this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andrea Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relax, grab a coffee and watch some of the best scenery in town. Beautiful bird watching. We saw tons of birds and loved the scenery. I'm not really a big fan of birds but this was spectacular.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in July 2016. We had the option of day-tripping from Mindo but are really glad we had two full days staying here. The accommodation and food were really excellent (and very good value for an ecolodge in Ecuador), the birding was fantastic (we visited the lekking Cock-of-the-Rocks three times, saw all the antpittas really... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there on a birding tour (with an excellent guide, Javier Arias) and it was an amazing experience, Angel Paz helped us find great species (like the Giant Antpitta or the Rufous-breasted Antthrush). The breakfast after the tour was delicious.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Refugio Paz de las Aves is a pristine wilderness located Between Nanegalito and Mindo, at Km. 66, at 5,249 feet. MSL. Angel Paz, his brother Rodrigo, and his family will welcome and guide us through their farm immersed in the clouded forest. At their preserve, we will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most spectacular Ecuadorian birds. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stopped here for coffee and snacks during a day of birding. The planting is lovely and certainly bird friendly as there were many hummingbirds, toucanets, araçari to watch as we sat comfortably in the open-air tree house.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Although there was a big group, everyone was quiet and respectful and we all got to see crazy performing Cock-of the Rocks. We took the full morning tour, so we then walked trails and watched Angel call in rare and secretive Antpittas. The tour ended with yummy coffee, empanada, and Bolon, while we watched colorful birds come into the feeders.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Paz de las Aves to a warm welcome from the Paz family. From the first moment we knew that one night at the refugio was going to be too short a time. We had booked the two day, one night, package; which was AMAZING value for the accommodation, food and hours of birding that we did. Between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night at Refugio Paz de las Aves with a tour, which included dinner and breakfast, and had an amazing time! We were guided by Venicio (Angel Paz' son) on the first night to one spot where the Cock-of-the-Rock males gather in a lek. We had the bird blind all to ourselves allowing for a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge gives bird watchers an opportunity to see several species of birds that are quite rare and elusive. I was fortunate and was able to see 5 species of antpitta plus several other uncommon birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The cock of the rock lek is a unique first row seat to view nature in action. The male birds' show is vibrant and fun to watch. I'm not an avid bird-watcher, but the display was well worth the trip.

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