Mindo is located some 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Quito, the country's capital.
Don't restrict yourself to Mindo; Pichincha has plenty of natural and man-made attractions which await the savvy traveler. Pedro Vicente Maldonado and Quito are just two of the many other places you may wish to visit while you're in Pichincha.
Quito, is another good place to visit. It is approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Mindo and offers a diverse range of tourist attractions, such as Basilica of the National Vow, Vulqano Park and Guayasamin Museum. If your itinerary allows why not stop by Cotopaxi National Park, City Museum and Central University of Ecuador before you return to Mindo.
Faith is a vital aspect of every place's make-up, so visit the area's many churches and other religious sites. The best places for travelers to visit when they discover a new place are the ones that provide a window into the culture. Make a trip to Pichincha's history museums.
There's plenty of ways for thrill seekers to enjoy the outdoors in and around Mindo. Hiking and mountain climbing are just two ways active visitors can get their thrills.
You'll be sad to bid "Adiós" (farewell) to this unique area.