Provincia de Pichincha Hotels

Our Members Say

Write a Review
  • HasTowelWillTravel profile photo HasTowelWillTravel
  • Reviews: 375

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

Maquipucuna Lodge: Ecolodge working for good

This ecolodge is owned by the Maquipucuna Foundation, an organization dedicated to developing sustainable agriculture and tourism in Ecuador. As a guest, you have a variety of lodging options, mostly in a large jungle lodge with private baths and hot running water. The meals are included in the price, and they are delicious. Home-made meals representing (usually) real Ecuadoran cuisine, with the produce coming largely from their organic farm (a prototype as a demonstration for farmers in Ecuador). Overall it is a very good place to visit, off the usual tourist tract.

The fact that you are a part of the foundation, and your money is going towards developing a sustainable environment in Ecuador is worth the experience.

One of the greatest things about the lodge is all the activities. There are miles of jungle hiking, wandering up and down the slopes of the foothills of the Andes. Perhaps you'd like to join in on the morning bird-watching hikes to see the plethora of native avian fauna, or visiting the organic, shade-grown coffee farm. There is a lot to keep you occupied in Maquipucuna, I suggest you check it out.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Birdwatching, Eco-Tourism, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written February 13, 2008
Tip Photo

Along the trails of Maquipucuna

1 more images

Was this review helpful?

Write a Review

Sort by: Most recent | Most helpful

Instant Answers: Provincia de Pichincha

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

80 travelers online now

Top Provincia de Pichincha hotels

Quito Hotels
1105 Reviews - 3079 Photos
Mindo Hotels
47 Reviews - 295 Photos
Cumbay√° Hotels
See nearby hotels
Tulipe Hotels
10 Reviews - 114 Photos
Machachi Hotels
14 Reviews - 81 Photos
Hacienda San Agustín Hotels
See nearby hotels
Hacienda Agato Hotels
See nearby hotels
Cayambe Hotels
22 Reviews - 72 Photos