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We had a truly memorable stay. Tom, Mariela and their team were great hosts; very welcoming and a lovely, relaxed feel. The food was delicious with lots of veggies from their garden, and we thoroughly enjoyed the heat mealtime conversations, too. Gustavo took us on...More
We booked late after our hotel in Galapagos was flooded. Tom was fantastic to deal with and we where met at the airport exactly as planned. Arrived in the dark and the stream crossing was a bit of a surprise but a wonderful entry to...More
Where do I start, El Monte Sustainable Lodge is a truly amazing place right out of a story book, surrounded by an or-inspiring landscape of mountainous rain forest, many colorful birds and butterflies.
The owners Tom a biologist and his dynamic wife Mariela are very...More
We traveled in August, 2017 and had a fantastic stay. Lovely people, incredible, fresh food at every meal (mostly vegetarian and very healthy and accommodating chefs) much of which is sourced from their own garden, a terrific guide to open our eyes to all the...More
This is a small resort near the cloud forest town of Mindo, Ecuador. The owners & staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. On arrival a forest walk is an informative introduction to the flora and fauna of the cloud forest. The following two days were spent...More
My wife and I happened to be the only visitors at the time so we had the guide to ourselves (luckily). I would imagine if more people were there, you would have to do a good job of planning either upon arrival (probably a... More
My wife and I happened to be the only visitors at the time so we had the guide to ourselves (luckily). I would imagine if more people were there, you would have to do a good job of planning either upon arrival (probably a more practical way due to weather and scheduling) compared to in advance. I found it was best to discuss all of the options in advance and upon arrival, come up with a plan in order to maximize what you did and scheduling. You'll have a great time either way!
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"We liked the room beside the river where the sound of rushing water soothed us to sleep. Quieter rooms also..."