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Visit Reserva Las Tangaras.

September 2, 2011

Las Tangaras is an ecological reserve run by Life Net, a non profit conservation organization. Set in the spectacular cloud forest near Mindo (100km from Quito), it provides habitat for native plants and animals and prevents illegal hunting and collection of species.  As a buffer property on the edge of the Mindo-Nambillo Bosque Protector, Las Tangaras provides wildlife with more habitat at elevations typically deforested for agriculture. Our main goal is to protect native species on the property and maintain a small research facility and ecotourisim location that is NOT widely marketed.

We want to encourage a light leve of visitation by “ecologically minded” people such as birdwatchers, photographers and conservation-minded students. Monetary contributions from visitors are required and are used to maintain the reserve.

We offer;

  • Access to the Cock of the Rock lek, with up to 18 cocks displaying at any one time.
  • A network of trails, with camping area and swimming holes easily reached from the research cabin
  • A large diversity of birdlife, including 14 species of hummingbird regularly visiting feeders around the cabin.
  • Self catering kitchen, hot showers, flush toilets.

Prices (2011)

Day pass – $5 – includes access to all trails, outside bathroom, swimming areas etc.
Overnight at cabin  – $12 (plus entry $17)
Camping – $2 (plus entry $7)

This is a remote location, without electricity and basic sleeping arrangements. Visitors are provided with a mattress, blankets and mosquito net but must bring their own sheets, sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner.

Call 06 9824972 for more information and reservations.

The reserve is reached by a sometimes challenging 45 minute trail, starting 3 km from Mindo along the Mindo Nambillo road. From Mindo, walk or taxi ($6) to the trailhead.

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