Mindo attractions

Cable Car in Mindo

Tarabita

This unique small motor-powered (2002 Nissan!) cable car takes you soaring across a lush river basin over thick cloud forest to the Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo, where you can hike to a number of waterfalls. Not …
Butterfly Farm in Mindo

Mariposario de Mindo

Mindo's best butterfly garden is like walking through a paint factory with the fans set to slow – a stunning kaleidoscope. Visit in the warmest part of the day, around 11am, when butterflies are most active. If it's…
Waterfall in Mindo

Cascada Nambillo

Popular with local families on weekends, this series of cascades is the easiest to access in the area. However, it still entails either a trip on the tarabita (cable car) or a fairly steep path 2km or so past it. A …
Gardens in Mindo

Armonía Orchid Garden

Check out the blooms at this impressive collection of more than 200 orchids – many viewable with a handy microscope. Naturally, the garden is also full of hummingbirds. You can also rent rooms here at Cabañas Armoní…