Most of the activities in Mindo take advantage of its spectacular natural setting and rich variety of flora and fauna. If you are in search of a little adrenaline, there's plenty of outdoor activities to do that will get you your fix.
Bird watchers, nature lovers, and people interested in learning a little more about flora and fauna in the area can hire a local biologist guide either through their hotel, an international or QuiteĂ±o travel agency. If you choose to find a guide locally, you probably wonâ€™t be able to get a bilingual guide, but you will learn a lot about local politics and life. Among the rare bird species spotted in Mindo are the toucan-barbet, the cock-of-the-rock and the golden-headed quetzal.