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Bird Garden Guesthouse- A treat for birders in the city

July 5, 2015
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We came into the Quito and rolled into a quite part of La Mariscal and were happy to have checked into Bird Garden Guesthouse. As beginner birds we were impressed with the bird photography concept of the hotel. There were so many beautiful photos taken by Roberto and Lorena the owners who are both professional national guides.

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The room we were booked into was #7 and had a nice double bed and an extra large single bed. All of our luggage fit nicely into the huge closet and we had a lot more space than we needed. The bathroom was basic but the showers were nice and hot. This was a treat given how much Quito’s temperature can drop in the evenings and the mornings.

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The location of Bird Garden was great for exploring Quito. We took the local buses into the center of town to see the old historic buildings and churches. At night we would walk down the street to Mariscol Foch which is an area full of bars and restaurants. Most of the hotels and hostels were located on the same street at the these noisy restaurants and bars so if you wanted to be in the area we would suggest Bird Garden as it was in a quiet street.

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After Quito we went to Mindo, the birding capital of Ecuador. Lorena was very helpful in giving us information about the different places to visit and had many recommendations. We really enjoyed our stay and will surely be back to give her our list of seen birds in Mindo!

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