On the road #1
Mindo is a small village known for the number of bird species in its surroundings; more than 400 have been observed. However, during the nice season, the sun shines all day and observing birds is only worth it if a person get up very early, at around 4 AM, and sightings are only possible until about 30 minutes after dawn. After that time, the birds say quiet and hidden. Thus, it's only for really passionate ornithologists; in other words, not for me.
The village of Mindo has a nice climate all year long. At an altitude of 1250 metres, it's never too cold or too hot. The village is surrounded by mountains covered with magnificent forests. A nice activity to do is the visit of the Sanctuary of the Waterfalls.
To reach the waterfalls, a tarabita must be used. In this case, the tarabita is powered by an old car engine (a Nissan 2012 apparently).
A magnificent valley that is named after the Intag River.