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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Walking up to the lodge ( easy for anyone of moderate fitness) we did not know what to expect. The lodge and cabanas are true works of craftsmanship........absolutely beautiful buildings and the utmost of comfort. Throughout our stay the staff were attentive and so knowledgeable of their surroundings. We stayed for 4 days...

Thank Roddy M
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Everything about the service at Santa Lucia was impeccable, from my email communications with Graciela, to our personal guide Mauricio, to the kitchen staff. My children, ages 5 & 7 loved Santa Lucia, especially the rope swing & active hummingbird feeders, as well as pressing sugar can juice to make our own sugar & helping to plant trees. Our accommodations...

Thank GKilfoyle
San Jose
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My family and I spent 3 days at Santa Lucia. This was without question the most memorable part of our 10 day trip to Ecuador. We made our arrangements through Rodrigo at Maquipucuna Eco Lodge. We were met by Maurizio our guide at Maqui who took us by van to base of Santa Lucia. To get to the lodge one...

Thank arunachala
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I stayed at Santa Lucia for 3 nights in October. Our time there was absolutely wonderful. This is a one of a kind lodge- no roads reach the lodge and this is part of its magic. A steep 1.5 mile hike up the mountain to the lodge is a great introduction to the environment. The lodge has...

Thank nick c
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It's easy these days to put eco in the booking information, but this is the real deal. The concept has been crafted by the people to provide all the comfort you really require with a love and respect for this stunning and beautiful place. The guides are expert; the staff are friendly and helpful and the place is stunningly peaceful....

1Thank TimNamib
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Santa Lucia Ecolodge for 2 nights - it was the best part of our already excellent trip to Ecuador. I somehow stumbled on this location while searching for an off-the-beaten path lodge in the Ecuadorean Cloud Forest. The 2.5 km hike uphill to the lodge was definitely worth the effort. The lodge itself...

Thank Cynthia E
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I could have never planned a more perfect place to spend time. We arrived with very few expectations but we left feeling like part of the family. The hiking access and wilderness feel is what attracted us. The trails, ecosystem, views and wildlife were amazing but the people and the hospitality put it over the top! The accommodations and food...

2Thank Teton_McGee
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We were greeted at the lodge with a refreshing drink, smile and a hug, which was very welcome after the walk up the mountain. The rooms were beautiful and there was a variety of sizes all with amazing views. The dining room was just outstanding and a very suitable place for yoga. Even with a group of us staying together...

Thank Cat B
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Our family of four (with a 4 year old and near 2 year old in tow) just had the honor and privilege to spend five nights at the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve and what an amazing experience we had. We have stayed at many so called “eco-lodges” over the years but this was the first that truly came the...

2Thank Pax001
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2015

You can choose dorm rooms ($35), double rooms with shared bathroom ($45) and the private beautiful builded and located cottages (Cabañas, $85)). The price includes 3 meals and you can hire a guide optionally. The food is good in particular in the evening, they also can prepare tasty vegetarian meals. The lodge is located 1920m above seas level on a...

5Thank Lowyr

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Community-based, Santa Lucia owns a 1800 acre montane cloudforest reserve in the Chocó Andean region, a biodiversity 'hotspot. Just 2.5 hours from Quito, we offer beautifully crafted cabañas on a mountain peak with amazing views over the forest. 80% primary forest, the reserve has over 394 species of birds; 45 species of mammals including pumas and the endangered Spectacled Bear; and thousands of tropical plants native to the region. Ideal for birding and hiking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Lucia Cloud Forest

Address: Barrio La Delicia | Nanegal Grande, Quito 00000, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $49 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Stay in the cabanas if you can for the incredible views”
arunachala, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cabins - wake up to an amazing view. You may get lucky as we did and see a toucan!”
TimNamib, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cabinas.”
477cynthiae, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Its a 1 hour hike or donkey ride in. No power. Very peaceful and remote!”
Teton_McGee, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great view -double to 8 per room. Also cabanas with bathrooms but I loved the communal aspect of sleeping in the lodge”
263catb, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
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