How to reach
There are frequent buses available forms Quito to Mindo. You can board a bus from the terminal Terrestre Norte, La Ofelia. Quito to Mindo is about 120 minutes journey and it is advised to board the very first bus available so that you can ensure you have ample of time left. Also, at times it is possible that buses may get overcrowded so it is recommended purchasing your return ticket well in advance, especially on holidays. Buses charge about $2,5 one ways. Another convenient option is hiring a taxi or renting a car, but may prove a bit expensive too. Taxi from north of Quito cost around $50-60 to Mindo. If you need more information about how to reach Mindo, don’t hesitate to contact us.
There are numerous hotels and lodges available in Mindo; therefore searching a suitable residing is not much of the task. For backpackers options like dormitories are available starting from $7 per day (Combined bathrooms) to $12 per day with separated bathrooms. There are several budget hotels available for couples with initial rates being $15 to $25 for suits. Being crowded with tourist all year around, Mindo also hosts several expensive hotels ranging from $50 to $100 per night. Food charges are included and they also provide facilities like guides and private bird watching sights. You will easily find hotel suiting all your needs without much work.
Best Time to Visit
Situated at considerably lower altitude than Quito, Mindo’s climate is pleasant all year around and tourists are opened heartedly welcomed all around the year. With no separate rainy or dry seasons, the temperature here generally ranges from 15 degree Centigrade to 25 degree Centigrade. Still, May to December is the best period to visit Mindo as the weather is dry and cool. December to March is generally a bit warmer and rains are highly likely during this period. No matter when you visit Mindo, you will find more than 300 species of bird to soothe your nerves and make your trip as mesmerizing as possible.