El Séptimo Paraiso Country Hotel & Cloud Forest Lodge lies in Mindo, Ecuador. It is coveniently located just one hour from the capital Quito. It is a superb birding and wildlife location, with wonderful facilities. It is run by a friendly owner, with multiligual staff, where study of the fauna and flora of the surrounding montane forests are ungoing. The over 300 bird species present include hummingbirds, woodpeckers and others which enter the lodge grounds. Photography opportunities are good. Excursions are arranged further afield to see even more great birds, butterflies and plants. Although not always easy to see, mammals include puma, spectacled bear, two-toed sloth and various primates. All in all, this is a highly recommended, quality lodge!