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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Attention, food, rooms, help are all wonderful!!! This place was the one "resort" we stayed at in Ecuador. Efrain and Laura were both wonderful, as was Alex, who drove us there from Quito. Breakfast and dinner were great, wonderful wines, Laura makes a great Margaritia! Spent 2 nights there, took a night hike with Efrain and had a blast. Felt... More 

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Portland,Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spent 3 days & 2 nights at Casa Divina following a short time in Quito, & before heading to the Galapagos Islands. Casa Divina truly lived up to its name....the main lodge/dining room & beautifully designed hand-crafted, rustic wood cottages are surrounded by lush tropical plants, fragrant flowers, a rainbow of birds & butterflies. Owners Molly Brown, & her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Mindo is a lovely little town for nature lovers, aspecially birders. We'd been there a couple of times before. This time we chose Casa Divina based on their website and we were not disappointed. There are just 5 cabanas, of different sizes. Ours was a two floors one as we were with other relatives. The sleeping area and bathroom are... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Casa Divina offers everything that you need for a few days of peace and quiet, the rooms on the first floor have a divine view of the surrounding forest, the food is do die for and Molly and Laura do everything to make your stay truly comfortable - they even kill the amazingly large spiders for you:) Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Casa Divina Lodge is elegantly rustic, set in the beautiful cloudforest of Mindo. We had only a couple of days left in Ecuador after our Galapagos Cruise and chose Mindo because it was close and sounded lovely. We arrived during Carnaval in mid- February. That made the town of Mindo very lively with water and foam spray everywhere. The locals,... More 

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Sydenham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Casa Divina was a real find. Our hosts were gracious, informed, and welcoming. It was lovely to sit in the dining room and watch toucans and other exotic birds as we ate our breakfast. The meals were delicious, very high-quality cuisine. Our room was extremely comfortable, also with great balcony views of nature, especially birds. We walked to the butterfly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Casa Divina in October 2012 after our Galapagos cruise. We were picked up (and returned) right on time at our Quito hotel by a smiling Alex in a new truck. It is a beautiful drive as others have said, however, as you get closer to the lodge the roads will become very rocky and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was the perfect place to stay in Mindo. About a 20 minute walk from the small town, you feel truly out in the middle of the cloud forest. Our cabin felt like a treehouse, although a very nice one made of beautiful wood finishes. The grounds are beautiful, with the various cabins and main lodge nestled in lush vegetation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It was our most surprise in this Ecuador trip. We supposed this lodge seemed to be the lodge for family and had some kinds of clean gardens with gardening, rather than the nature, as this lodge is close to the Mindo town. But, our such idea was not correct and surely reversed. We could not have enough rests in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Surrounded by tropical flora you will love your stay in the cloud forest at Casa Divina. Nestled in banana, bamboo, bromeliads, orchids, and dozens of other exotic plants are a beautiful series of 5 or so guest houses. The birds are a main reason people go to Mindo. From the lodge and the balcony of your room you will see... More 

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Casa Divina Lodge is located 1.2 km (3/4 mi.) outside the town of Mindo in the western lowlands of the Pichincha Province in Ecuador, South America. About 2 hours northwest of Quito, the valley of Mindo forms part of a larger biodiversity hotspot known as the Andean Choco Region. We are proud to offer comfortable and elegant accommodation in the middle of the cloudforest. The town of Mindo offers many activities for the outdoor, nature-seeking traveler. World class birdwatching is at its best in and around the Mindo area. Please inquire about birdwatching packages and personalized tours.At Casa Divina Lodge we provide delicious home-style meals and comfortable accommodations for those who want an adventure by day and an elegant and cozy place to rest by night. As well as an experienced bird guide, Efrain, owner and builder, is a talented carpenter and has demonstrated his love for wood in each of the hand-built cabins as well as almost all of the wooden furniture in the lodge. We are a family-run business that holds high standards in service to our guests and also towards our employees. We value those that work with us greatly. We are proud to have a dedicated staff that is happy to be here and has been with us for an extended period, making the atmosphere here that much more warm and family-oriented.We welcome families that travel together, as well as guests with young children. We have two children and know what a great opportunity and advantage it is for children to experience a broader sense of the world through travel. We run a small capacity lodge on a private nature reserve, so whether you are dedicated birdwatchers, honeymooners or a traveling family Casa Divina Lodge offers the perfect cloudforest experience.We support community tourism by working with other family-run businesses in the area. We encourage our guests to get out and experience the variety of activities available in the region. For the adventure seekers there is zip lining through the trees, tubing down the Mindo River and rappelling down one of many local waterfalls. Delight your sweet tooth on a rainy afternoon at the local chocolate factory. For nature lovers there is a morning at the butterfly farm, a tour at the orchid garden and the after dinner night hike. For avid bird watchers you can't miss the cock-of-the-rock lek, a visit to the Paz de Las Aves Reserve and humming bird observation.But you won't want to spend all of your time out of doors. Casa Divina is a place where life slows down. A place where you are invited to relax on the sofa with a good book, or in your hammock for a refreshing siesta.Our meals are a healthy blend of traditional Ecuadorian and international fare. And don't forget the desserts. Each evening a unique sweet inspiration is served from the ovens of the Sweet Goddess Bakery. For those who can't get enough of our cooking (or just want to stay in for the day) we offer lunch, snacks, drinks and-of course-coffee and tea all day long. Unlimited filtered drinking water is also available in your room as well as in the main house.Mindo is a small town located in the Ecuadorian western lowlands (more commonly know as cloud forest) where so many ideals come together: the climate is just right (the nickname for this valley is "the land of eternal spring"), the biodiversity will make even the most amateur nature seeker giddy with excitement, malaria does not exist here (no pills, no side effects), and the community is conscientious and moving ahead in the eco-tourism movement. You will see informative signs posted throughout town about the effects of pollution and all households and businesses separate our waste into organic and non-organic bins. The young people from Mindo are proud of their town, their work and the opportunity to have an international experience in a small rural town.Although Mindo still has a long way to go in its development as an "eco-destination," change and progress are happening and it's exciting to be part of the process. We invite you to come and kick up your heels at Casa Divina Lodge and participate in community tourism in the making. ... more   less 

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Address: 1.2km Via a la Cascada Nambillo | Pichincha, Mindo, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range: $209 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Divina Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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