Casa Divina Lodge – Ecuador Eco Lodge

Casa Divina Lodge - Ecuador Eco Lodge

ELEGANT GAY FRIENDLY ECUADOR ECO LODGE IN THE CLOUD FOREST

At Casa Divina, we offer elegant and comfortable lodging in the middle of the Ecuadorian cloud forest.

Our Mindo vacation rentals at this Ecuador eco lodge have four private hand-built wood cabins in a gorgeous natural jungle setting, where our guests are immersed in the beauty and sounds of nature.

Casa Divina is just one-and-a-half KM from Mindo, a charming village in the western lowlands, about two hours by car from Quito, and is well-known for its amazing biodiversity.

Managed by an Ecuadorian/American couple, our Ecuador eco lodge has been in operation since 2007. Our visitors will enjoy the perfect combination of local knowledge, love for the Ecuadorian cloud forest and top-notch birdwatching in a relaxed, family-friendly accommodation.

Casa Divina’s gourmet kitchen serves delicious family-style meals where international fare and Ecuadorian cuisine are combined to create amazing, flavorful meals.

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Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel – Gay Owned Hotel in Quito, Ecuador

Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel

RIGHT IN THE PINK ZONE OF QUITO

In the heart of Quito’s vivid district “La Mariscal”, near the historic center of town, you’ll find Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel. We’re easy walking distance from local bars, great restaurants and shopping, and just 40 kilometers from the airport – a small oasis of comfort, quiet and tranquility offering a delightful mix of European tradition and modern conveniences.

The Mariscal district is also Quito’s “gay-zone” with gay clubs, bars and discos not far from our front door. Quito is very gay-friendly – you’ll often see men kissing and walking hand in hand on the streets. Our Quito hotel is within easy walking distance from many restaurants, shopping and entertainment options.

When you arrive in Quito, we’ll give you a warm reception and help you discover all that this amazing city has to offer and make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel is in a restored colonial house with a rooftop terrace, bar and a patio.

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Gay Quito Travel Guide – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Quito Travel Guide - The Nomadic Boys

Panting for breath after walking just 5 steps…that was our first memory of Quito as soon as we touched down at the Mariscal Sucre airport. Standing proud at 2,850 metres (9,350ft) high, tucked away in the Andes Mountains, Quito is the second-highest official capital city in the world after La Paz in Bolivia. And bloody hell you certainly feel it!

Other than panting for breath every 5 minutes, Quito packs a punch for gay travellers. It’s not only a cultural gem with a really pretty Old Town to explore, it also has an impressive and vibrant gay scene. The capital city of Ecuador is also located right by the equator line from which it takes its name. Locals nickname Quito as “la mitad del mundo” or the middle of the world.

We spent half a year based in the middle of the world during our big trip to Latin America and fell in love with it. It’s an inexpensive place, extremely pretty, never too hot and never too cold. It’s also a very rewarding destination due to the variety of food to try and the variety of hot guys to meet!

We’ve bundled all our first-hand experiences from Quito into this comprehensive gay guide covering the best gay bars, clubs, hotels to stay, things to do and more.

Is Quito safe for gay travellers?

Quito is the touristic and LGBTQ capital of Ecuador – a country that legalised gay marriage in 2019 and was one of the first in the world to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation back in 1998. The city has a very active LGBTQ community, along with quite a diverse LGBTQ scene and a popular Pride every June that has taken place almost every year since 1998.

As a gay couple, we never had any problems in any of the hotels we stayed in. We always felt welcomed and never faced any issues when asking for a double bed. The only thing we’d say about Quito, which applies to all travellers (straight or gay), there are parts of the city which are a bit dodgy, such as the Old Town in the evening after dark.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Sabina Tour – Gay Friendly Tour Operator in Mindo, Ecuador

Sabina Tour

SABINA TOUR – CUSTOM TOURS IN MINDO, ECUADOR

Greetings from the Ecuadorian cloud forest! SabinaTour Operator is local, family-run tour operator dedicated to conserving the Andean Choco Biosphere through sustainable tourism by offering fabulous cloud forest tours for all types of travellers. We are Tour Cert Certified and follow very rigorous international standards to make sure each and every tour we operate directly supports the local community and local conservation efforts. If you are looking for naturalist, adventure, birdwatching, family or photography tours run by a professional, safe and sustainable company – you found us!

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Casa Divina Lodge – Mindo, Ecuador

Casa Divina Lodge - Mindo, Ecuador

ELEGANT LODGING IN THE CLOUD FOREST

At Ecuador’s Casa Divina Lodge, we offer elegant and comfortable lodging in the middle of the Ecuadorian cloud forest.

We boast 4 private hand-built wooden cabins in a natural setting. where our guests can enjoy the sounds of nature.

Casa Divina Lodge is located one and a half kilometers from the town of Mindo, Ecuador. Mindo is in the western lowlands of Ecuador, about 2 hours from Quito, and known for its mega biodiversity.

Run by an Ecuadorian/American couple, Casa Divina Lodge has been operating since 2007. Here, our guests enjoy a perfect combination of local knowledge, love for the cloud forest and world-class birdwatching in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.

See the Casa Divina Lodge Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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SPOTLIGHT: Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel, Quito, Ecuador

Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of the vivid district “La Mariscal”, near the historical center of Quito, 40 km from the airport and at walking distance of Bars, Restaurants and Shops, Boutique Hotel Casa Joaquin is a small oasis of comfort, peace and tranquility a delightful mix of European tradition and contemporary trend.

The Mariscal district is also the “gay-zone” with bars and discos at walking distance from the hotel. Quito is gay-friendly. You can see man hugging and kissing, walking hand in hand on the streets.

A few highlights of your stay with us:

* Our staff helps you selecting what to visit and how to get there
* Location right in the tourist area with everything on walking distance.
* Cozy bar and rooftop terrace with spectacular mountain view
* Regional fresh fruit at your disposal
* Breakfast buffet with local specialties
* Comfortable stay with plenty of details
* European-Ecuadorian hospitality and decoration, unique design
* Shuttle and tours with bilingual drivers

Our team will receive you warmly and help you with all your needs and questions to discover this amazing city and make your stay comfortable & unforgettable.

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Spotlight: Sabina Tour – Mindo, Ecuador

Sabina Tour

Greetings from the Ecuadorian cloud forest! Sabina Tour Operator is local, family-run tour operator dedicated to conserving the Andean Choco Biosphere through sustainable tourism by offering fabulous cloud forest tours for all types of travellers.

We are Tour Cert Certified and follow very rigorous international standards to make sure each and every tour we operate directly supports the local community and local conservation efforts. If you are looking for naturalist, adventure, birdwatching, family or photography tours run by a professional, safe and sustainable company – you found us!

See the Sabina Tour Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Ecuador Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Casa Divina Lodge – Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in Mindo, Ecuador

Casa Divina Lodge

At Ecuador’s Casa Divina Lodge, we offer elegant and comfortable lodging in the middle of the Ecuadorian cloud forest.

We boast 4 private hand-built wooden cabins in a natural setting. where our guests can enjoy the sounds of nature. Casa Divina Lodge is located one and a half kilometers from the town of Mindo, Ecuador. Mindo is in the western lowlands of Ecuador, about 2 hours from Quito, and known for its mega biodiversity.

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Sabina Tour – Mindo, Ecuador

Sabina Tour

Greetings from the Ecuadorian cloud forest! SabinaTour Operator is local, family-run tour operator dedicated to conserving the Andean Choco Biosphere through sustainable tourism by offering fabulous cloud forest tours for all types of travellers. We are Tour Cert Certified and follow very rigorous international standards to make sure each and every tour we operate directly supports the local community and local conservation efforts. If you are looking for naturalist, adventure, birdwatching, family or photography tours run by a professional, safe and sustainable company – you found us!

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Montanita Beach in Ecuador – Globetrotter Girls

Montanita Beach, Ecuador - Globetrotter Girls

After spending a week in Guayaquil, which was hot and sticky despite frequent rain showers, I was ready for some beach time. A cool ocean breeze sounded just about perfect.

When I looked into Ecuador’s beaches and tried to decide which one(s) to visit, two names came up over and over again: Canoa and Montañita. Both sounded equally as nice but what made me eventually go for Montañita was the fact that it was quite difficult to get to Canoa.

The bus from Quito takes nearly nine hours (with a change in between), and from Guyaquil around six hours. Montañita was only three hours from Guayaquil by bus. And so Montañita it was.

This little beach town is not only the number one surf spot in all of Ecuador, but it’s also known as one of South America’s prime party destinations. People come from as far as Argentina to celebrate there at massive open air parties in which DJ’s play their sets right on the beach, and the music blasts loudly out of giant speakers, resounding throughout the entire bay.

This little beach town is not only the number one surf spot in all of Ecuador, but it’s also known as one of South America’s prime party destinations. People come from as far as Argentina to celebrate there at massive open air parties in which DJ’s play their sets right on the beach, and the music blasts loudly out of giant speakers, resounding throughout the entire bay.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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