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Tough Luck at Las Tangaras

September 20, 2017

September 2017.  Sadly and shockingly, our reserve managers were robbed at gunpoint at the end of June, 2017, so we closed the reserve, and are still not back to normal operations.  We are hoping it was a freak event, but we aren’t taking any chances. Police are currently investigating the situation.  We hope to reopen with full services for guests in 2018.  Meanwhile, visitation is limited to day visits and camping, with advanced notice.

If you would like to visit and are in Ecuador, please contact our current stewards, at 099-058-7084 or email them at prior to making the wilderness hike into the reserve.  We encourage going as a group, and not alone. For reservations for overnight stays or volunteering, please contact the reserve stewards or Dr. Dusti Becker – P1000794.jpg

A Rufous Motmot often seen around the guest cabin.


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  1. rudy gelis permalink
    October 5, 2017 1:30 pm

    I am sorry to hear about this robbery. It seems Mindo, over the past 15 years, gets ‘hit’ with more regularity. Mindo Gardens about 10 years ago; Las Grallarias about 6 years ago…Plus all kinds of stuff going on in town that isn’t talked about openly. I suspect many robberies are never reported. I only heard about your plight from a restaurant owner in Mindo 2 days ago. And this robbery was in June. Did it happen at your property? Yikes. I asked a local guide and land-owner about news from Las Tangaras en route to La Tarabita and he seemed stumped for answers. Had not heard? I live in Mindo–and am keenly interested in safety, security. Let me know if I can help.


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