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Welcome to


Ecuadorian Cloud Forest Reserve

Sustainable Tourism

Our reserve cover an area of 730 ha: 80% of it is primary forest
The guests can taste the local cuisine, rooted in the Ecuadorian tradition
There are more than 400 species of birds, and more than 300 orchids
We are located in one of the most biodiverse regions: the Choco Andino
The wide variety of hiking trails in the alpine region are inspiring
We choose to use renewable electricity to protect our environment
Santa Lucía Cloud Forest Ecuador
By Jeremy Stobrec and Max Carmas

Santa Lucía Cloud Forest Ecuador

Enjoy a refreshing swim in rivers and waterfalls

Student programs

Student travel
Grupo de Estudiantes
Agreements with Universities
Santa Lucia has agreements with National and International Universities, who visit us to study Biology, Ecology or simply to learn more about the local culture.
Taking classes on site
National and International professors teaching Biology classes to students
Clases en el laboratorio
Observaci[on de Vida Silvestre
Making practices
Students can make internships to discover more about the local flora and fauna.
Getting results
Students share the results obtained in their research.
Estudio de Resultados
With its unique location in the cloud forest, Santa Lucía has always been a hotspot for scientists and students.
Be part of our exchange program as a student or as a volunteer!
If you like science and want to discover the biodiversity of the Andean Choco, your research can help you  with your professional path, and support the conservation of the Reserve.
Be part of the activities of Conservation and community work in Santa Lucia, where you can support sustainability with local action programs and good environmental management.
On our reserve, we have been working for many years in several scientific projects.
Check out all our works.

Scientific Research

Bird monitoring

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