La Minga Ecolodge

La Minga Ecolodge

Rio Bitaco Forest Reserve, Colombia

Guest House / B&B / Homestay Guest House / B&B / Homestay


The ecolodge is located within the Rio Bitaco forest reserve, which results in the house being surrounded by a well preserved cloud forest. There is a private road 3 km from the house to the main road on which we have observed more than 300 species of birds during the day and at night!

The house was built in 1991. It is a beautiful house made with bricks and wooden details in the interior. It has two double rooms, each with a queen bed and private complete bathroom. There are two additional rooms, each with two bunk beds, single bed, and an adjacent complete bathroom. There is a fifth half bathroom by the living room. To keep the house warm during cold nights there are two chimneys. One in the living room on the first floor and the other one in the resting lounge between rooms on the second floor.

On the first floor, there is an indoor terrace from which you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Bitaco Valley, the floral garden, nectar and fruit feeding stations, all while you enjoy a nice Colombian coffee.

We have maintained bird feeders in the house and garden for several years. Currently up to 17 species of hummingbirds and up to 30 species of colorful tanagers (including of course, the multicolored tanager), flower piercers, and honeycreepers can be observed and easily photographed. From the house you can also enjoy the view to the surrounding forest where you can find Quetzals and Toucanets.

The ecolodge is located within the Rio Bitaco forest reserve that is a protected area.

La Minga Ecolodge


Single Rooms
Double Rooms


Private Facilities
Hot & Cold Water
Mobile Phone Coverage

Naturalist / Guide

Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Butterfly Garden
Near Stream or River


Nearby Trails



Species List - English

  1. Multicolored Tanager 1km
  2. Golden-headed Quetzal 1km
  3. Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl 1km
  4. Chestnut Wood Quail 1km
  5. Yellow-headed Manakin 1km
  6. Purplish-mantled Tanager 1km
  7. Long-tailed Sylph 1km
  8. Flame-rumped Tanager 1km
  9. Saffron-crowned Tanager 1km
  10. White-booted Racket-tail 1km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Chlorochrysa nitidissima 1km
  2. Pharomachrus auriceps 1km
  3. Glaucidium nubicola 1km
  4. Odontophorus hyperythrus 1km
  5. Xenopipo flavicapilla 1km
  6. Iridosornis porphyrocephalus 1km
  7. Aglaiocercus kingii 1km
  8. Ramphocelus flammigerus 1km
  9. Tangara xanthocephala 1km
  10. Ocreatus underwoodii 1km

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Lodge: +57 316 4455183