My wife and I stayed at Septimo Paraiso in June 2012 as part of 9 day birding trip in Ecuador with Rudy Gelis of Pluma Verde tours (plumaverdetours.com). If you want a personalized birding tour that you'll see more birds on than one of the big name birding tour companies at half the cost go with Rudy! We had 428 species in the 9 days, which is pretty incredible.
We used Septimo as a base to visit the great birding spots in NW Ecuador.
The food at Septimo is great. When the place has multiple groups they serve food buffet style. A couple nights we were the only ones there and they served us personally. The staff and service are very great. The rooms were very clean and comfortable.
The trails around Septimo are quite productive and we picked up several rare birds on site including White-faced Nunbird and very close looks at Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl.
Septimo also has an onsite bird guide who is quite good as well.
If you're planning a trip to NW Ecuador Septimo Paraiso is a great choice for lodging.
Photos of birds seen on my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46661974@N06
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Septimo Paraiso is a Country Hotel located in the Mindo Valley of Ecuador. The Hotel is set in a middle of the cloud forest and surrounded by wildlife and forest. It is just one hour from the Middle of the World and the Equator Museum; it offers incredible experiences for nature lovers and especially for bird watchers, there are 342 bird species in the reserve. : Also the hummingbirds’ area is fascinating and the walks offer fascinating views. The pool area is very spacious one with natural spring water and other covered and heated, Jacuzzi for 12 guests and several recreation areas. The game room has a beautiful fireplace and the Convention Center offers space for 100 characters. The reading room has a satellite TV and it has a quiet atmosphere, perfect to reading and relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hosteria Septimo Paraiso Mindo