Canandé Lodge is located in Esmeraldas Province of northwestern Ecuador, two hours from the town of Pedro Vicente Maldonado. The lodge is situated at about 300m altitude—an ideal setting to experience humid Chocó tropical forest.
Known for extremely high levels of biodiversity, this site harbors a long list of endemic and globally threatened birds including the Scarlet-breasted Dacnis, Golden-chested Tanager, Rose-faced Parrot, Great-green Macaw, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Banded Ground-Cuckoo, and Yellow-green Bush-Tanager.
Over 330 bird species have been observed, including the Sapayoa, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Chocó Poorwill, White-tipped Cotinga, and Great Jacamar. Plants, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals abound, including three species of monkeys frequently observed by guests.
The lodge features four bedrooms, each with private bathroom, and has a total capacity of 11 guests. Facilities include a restaurant, hot water, and electricity (110 volts), bar and shop, laundry service, and network of trails.
See the excellent reserve description at the Jocotoco website for more background information.
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