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Casa Divina Lodge

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 days at Casa Divina during a 2 week tour of Ecuador and Colombia. This was a highlight. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the wildlife in the area. We also did the zip line close by. Our hosts were gracious and wanted to make sure we had an amazing experience. This review is long...

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casadivina, Owner at Casa Divina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your response! We are honored that you are still thinking of your trip with us after almost a year! Each and every guest is very important to us and we do all we can to make sure our guests have a great time.

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Although our family has travelled widely, this is the first time that I have felt so passionate about a place that I have felt compelled to review it! Our daughter lives in Ecuador and has visited Mindo frequently. From the moment we arrived, though, this experience was different for her. She commented what a special place it was. So much...

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Western Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed at Casa Divina Lodge for two nights during a recent vacation in Ecuador that included a week on a luxury yacht in the Galapagos Islands. Casa Divina Lodge was an equally outstanding experience. We could not overemphasize the hospitality and personalized service that was extended to us not only during our stay, but prior to our stay. On...

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casadivina, Owner at Casa Divina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very generous review! I am glad that you thought to call us when you were having trouble on your way to Casa Divina. And am equally glad that we could provide you with some help before you arrived. I appreciate you recognizing all of the work we have put into Casa Divina. It has been a...

Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here for several nights and really enjoyed our stay. As it happened, we were the only guests at the time and felt extra spoiled. Our room was very comfortable. The staff is excellent and very friendly. We are vegans, and the chef prepared vegan food for us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Efrain (one of...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a very belated review of a truly excellent visit we had with Molly & Efrain in April 2016. Efrain picked us up from our lodging in Quito mid-morning after a late arrival the evening before and we had a wonderful next three days. The birding was excellent with something like 12+ different hummingbirds, multiple members of the toucan...

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Colorado
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I spent a month traveling through Ecuador, and Casa Divina was our first destination. We both agree that the food and the lodging were one of our favorites. Casa Divina is so nicely kept and clean. The windows are so large and spotless that you feel like you are part of the outdoors. The entire lodge blends...

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London
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband and I ended up staying nearly a week at Casa Divina Lodge. The place is beautiful, wonderfully designed and furnished in an unfussy way, ecologically thoughtful without being austere. The owners were kind, very knowledgeable, low-key. The bird-watching was just fantastic. We've visited other eco-lodges elsewhere. This was the best.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Casa Devina was magical- a simple but beautiful room which allowed us to feel as if we were sleeping in the exotic vegetation surrounding us,an excellent guide to take us bird watching, efficient arrangements for transfer from Otovalo and to the airport in Quito and friendliness from the staff. Our only criticism was that the portions of food, though on...

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casadivina, Owner at Casa Divina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Divina Lodge. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have received a few comments about the portion sizes served at our family-style dinners and I am happy to let you know that we are serving larger portions of our delicious, homemade cuisine. Thanks for your feedback, as we were...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We arrived at Casa Davina after a 24 hour trip from Australia to be welcomed by Molly to this beautiful lodge. Every aspect of the accommodation, service, meals and location was delightful. We spent hours relaxing,watching the beautiful birds and walking in the 'cloud forest'! We also really enjoyed the casual family atmosphere! Thank you Casa Davina Lodge.

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Nueva York, estado de Nueva York
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed at one of the family bungalows for two nights. It was a perfect place for my wife and our 5 kids. The whole place is spectacular, waking up in the morning with the sound of the birds gave us a sense of total blend with nature. The food was superb, we loved the local coffee and ecuadorian wine,...

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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
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Mindo
Price Range: RM925 - RM1,101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Divina Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Las habitaciones del 2 nivel tiene una mejor vista a las montañas”
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“I was on the second floor of our unit and the view is great.”
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“Room 6 has a great view into the forest for birding from the porch.”
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“Request a second-level room to get closer to the treetops.”
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