Welcome to Kapari Lodge & Spa, a perfect oasis of comfort housed within the tropical forest of the Andean Chocó, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. From our facilities you’ll get access to a protected nature reserve that preserves fabulous species of flora and fauna. At our lodge you can explore an environment with fascinating wildlife at every step and explore the forest through our trails, then rest in one of our spacious panoramic view rooms or with jacuzzi, enjoy an exquisite meal served in the hotel restaurant and relax in our outdoor pool.
In addition, discover at your own pace the beauty of the forest from our bird watching hideaway, learn about the cycle of life in our butterfly garden, enjoy the spa, bar, sports court, games room and different guided nature tours, which will make your visit to Kapari Lodge & Spa an unforgettable experience.
Kapari Lodge & Spa is located just two hours from Quito and thirty minutes from Mindo, in the parish of San Miguel de Los Bancos, surrounded by one of the last remnants of primeval forest in the world.
In this privileged location, with a pleasant climate and close to a main route of easy access sits Kapari, a beautiful lodge with modern facilities, nestled in a natural cliff in the middle of the biosphere reserve of the Andean Chocó biological corridor; a place to enjoy a wonderful megadiverse environment with family and friends,
THE ECUADORIAN ANDEAN CHOCÓ: A MILLENARY RESERVE OF BIODIVERSITY
Discover at Kapari the wonders of the Andean Chocó, a biosphere reserve, declared as such by UNESCO due to its scientific and biological relevance. This extensive reserve is considered a biodiversity hotspot in the Americas, hosting endemic species of flora and fauna, remnants of Andean forests and impressive and invaluable ecosystems.
The diverse climatic floors of the Andean Chocó range from the cold northwestern peaks of Pichincha to the hot tropics, making this a privileged site for the sighting of species in multiple ecosystems, thanks to the different altitudinal floors that preserve around 700 species of birds, 140 species of amphibians, 40 reptiles, among many others.
The evolution of nature has been unique throughout the area of the Andes mountain range, since its elevations have acted, over time, as a geographical barrier; which has preserved intact the species that have never explored beyond the limit of the Andean mountains. Because of this many species of the Andean Chocó are endemic and are not found anywhere else in the world.
Experience in Kapari an adventure within the Andean Chocó and immerse yourself in an extensive landscape of mountain, river and cloud forest, witness the biological richness and wonders that nature has formed through thousands of years. Admire the most varied flora and fauna of this biological corridor while breathing the fresh air of a primary forest, a lung of the world since time immemorial.
COMFORT AND ADVENTURE IN THE CHOCÓ FOREST
ROOMS AND FACILITES
Rest in the heart of the forest and wake up surrounded by landscapes of nature, singing birds and the soft murmur of the river, in the spacious rooms of Kapari Lodge & Spa.
All our suites have a modern and comfortable design, with private bathroom and hot water. Ideal for groups, families, couples and solo travelers, as well as for tourists and adventurers with a special interest in birdwatching, wellness or photography.
Our lodge has 12 suites for single, double or multiple accommodations:
DISCOVER FASCINATING LANDSCAPES
Our 8 panoramic suites are spread over three floors, all offering unparalleled views of the forest and the Rio Blanco. This modern structure surrounded by trees houses spacious suites with comfortable bathrooms and are the ideal place to relax after a day of exploring. We also have two inside suites with two interconnected rooms, an excellent option for families or groups of friends traveling together.
Facilities and Amenities
Kapari is the perfect refuge for inner renewal, we create a new way of feeling the senses. Our SPA, located in the central part of the lodge, offers a wide variety of beauty and body relaxation treatments, including couples or individual massages performed by qualified people.
Pool and jacuzzi above the clouds
The outdoor pool and jacuzzi show an imposing panoramic view of the Chocó Forest and the Rio Blanco. Enjoy under the sun and marvel at the natural surroundings, while you soak in the pool or relax in our jacuzzi after a day of hiking in the majestic tropical forest.
Developed especially for bird lovers and photographers, we have a “hideout”, a space of silence for the sighting of numerous species of birds and some mammals that visit the area. In this place it´s possible to observe some specimens without having to walk more than 200 meters from your room.
From our lodge it´s possible to discover the hidden wonders of the mountains, the valley and the Rio Blanco. We have several ecological trails for day and night walks, nature observation, bird watching, herpetofauna, butterflies, exotic flowers, streams and water springs. The network of trails goes from 1000 to 740 meters above sea level.
Experiencing nature up close and watching the stars is possible from our independent camping areas, from where you can relax under the night sky, share a picnic or a campfire, always with all services at hand.
An area for the organization of events, whether social or corporate, in an elegant bright and spacious room, with comfortable tables and chairs; the ideal space to create unforgettable moments, both at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other meetings such as training, workshops, development of group business dynamics, among others.
Discover the wonderful world of butterflies in Kapari, a perfect habitat that provides healthy spaces for the development of various species. In our Butterfly Garden, we create a site designed to offer them food, shelter and rest. Our guests will be able to live the experience of the liberation of one of them, towards its natural environment.
At Kapari Natural Lodge & Spa you can immerse yourself in nature and its renewed energy. We invite you to be part of our yoga and guided meditation sessions, accompanied by a nutritious conscious diet. Our wellness programs stimulate good health, concentration, increase creativity, anxiety relief, reduce fatigue and insomnia, among other benefits.
In our hotel you´ll find fun for everyone; adults and children can share a pleasant moment in the games room, equipped with various game tables. Have fun with a game of billiards, table football or table tennis, while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings.
Enjoy a delicious, varied and fresh cuisine in the magnificent restaurant of our hotel, we offer a menu for all tastes and needs, prepared with natural ingredients. Live an extraordinary culinary experience, surrounded by the sounds of the forest and the natural beauty that encircle our restaurant tables beautifully arranged outside. In this space you´ll also find a bar with varied drinks and cocktails.
A strong environmental and social commitment of Kapari Lodge is the protection and recovery of the native forests of the Chocó region, so we have adapted spaces to maintain plant nurseries, where the life of the future trees that´ll populate this splendid natural environment begins, starting with the Kapari Nature Reserve. Two species new to science stand out in our nursery, whose discovery is in the process of publication.
Transfers & Guided Tours
Travel and explore without worries thanks to our private transfer service, a professional chauffeur will be ready to transfer our guests directly to the lodge facilities. In addition, explore with us all the attractions of the region with varied options of adventure packages, biking, hiking, rafting, birdwatching and many other interesting possibilities within mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.