When first arriving in Tandayapa you will be amazed by the number of hummingbirds buzzing around the feeders, we counted over 10 different species.
This place is built by birders for birders and that shows. Mealtimes can be arranged to fit with your birding times and there are birds all around.
Staff is very friendly, rooms are good, although not luxurious and the same goes for the food.
If you're not into birding you may still enjoy a short stay in Tandayapa, just to enjoy the silence while watching the hummingbirds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tandayapa Bird Lodge comprises of a main building (where ten of the rooms are located), and another outlying building with two further rooms. The main lodge has been designed with convenience in mind;there is no need to hike between your rooms and the dining area. The outer rooms are used for those who wish for more seclusion, away from the main building. The entire lodge is based within verdant cloudforest, on the western slope of the Andes in Ecuador, virtually on the equator. The lodge’s centerpiece is the balcony, where a series of feeders bring in a variety of hummingbirds species daily. Over 30 hummingbird species have been recorded, and usually more than a dozen species come in daily. Forest trails are available on site, and the lodge is situated within a core of excellent birding and nature areas, and so is often used as an extended base to visit these too. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tandayapa Bird Lodge Ecuador