Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge & Reserve

about us

Bellavista offers comfortable lodging, its own 700 hectare (2000 acres) private reserve, as well as tasty and varied cuisine and fine wines.

The Colombo-British owners and all who work here believe in genuinely friendly, personal service. We strive to offer the elements for your own special experience both for you and for those accompanying you. Ecotourism as it trully should be: options to explore the many trails of our own reserve with our naturalist guides, or indeed alone…!

Birding, giant tree ferns, cascading waterfalls, the enigmatic Olinguito, fantastic views of forest and plunging valleys.

Come for a few days, or, if time is truly short, for just a day trip.

Explore our forest and then expand your experience with trips to other cloud forest highlights of the Northwest: Cock-of-the-Rock, Umbrellabird, canpy zipline and more waterfallls.

highlights

 
 

Forests of high biodiversity, with a profusion of little-studied wildlife and plants.

Bellavista is at the southern edge of the species-rich Choco/Andean region

The first area so designated in South America, by Birdlife International in 1997

Bellavista is located on the equator, flowers are in bloom year round.

A cup of coffee or a nice long drink gazing at hummingbirds sound nice?

Bellavista’s resident mammals include the endangered Spectacled Bear, the Mountain Lion, the Andean Coati, Kinkajoo, the Tayra (Giant Weasel) , and the newly discovered Olinguito!

 

Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge & Reserve

3 days / 2 nights + Cock of the Rock package

Our three-day trip is a wonderful way to become acquainted with the special environment of a cloud forest so close to Quito – only one hour 50 minutes away! This package includes an excursion to see a local avian wonder – the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock…. We offer our guests a unique stay in paradise, above the forest canopy, surrounded by myriads of hummingbirds! You will enjoy our generous servings of gourmet food, the fabulous views of forest and mountains, and our extensive network of safe, well-marked trails. Plus a special excursion to watch the famous Cock of the Rock!

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