Forest Profile2018-10-19T19:58:10+00:00

FOREST PROFILE

Experience the natural wonders of Bombolí in the most pristine environment. This ecological reserve offers you a variety of activities such as a walk through a giant fern forest, a visit to the family garden, birdwatching, the opportunity to enjoy a home cooked delicious organic meal and much more. Come and enjoy all Bombolí has to offer and create memories that will be forever a part of you.

ECOSYSTEM

It is a paradise where each visitor may enjoy the humid mountain forest, 10Km of naturally cultivated orchids, thousand year old ferns, and because of the presence of wild mountain turkeys, we can appreciate a bird rich zone with about 150 different varieties that live the whole year round. It is close to the volcanoes: Corazon, Illinizas, Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui, Pasochoa and Pichincha.

Significant portions of these mountain forests are cloud forests. According to the United Nation’s World Conservation Center, cloud forests comprise only 2.5% of the world’s tropical forests; approximately 25% are found in the Andean region. For these reasons, they are considered to be on top of the list of threatened ecosystems. Furthermore, they play an oversized role in the protection of water resources – with several of the largest world’s cities relying on them for their drinking water.

WEATHER

Bombolí Cloud Forest´s weather is best characterized for its humidity due to the amount of green vegetation present. The best time to visit is all year round! The drier season is from May to December and it rains mostly in January to April, less in February and March but it is still wet. The temperature is around 5 C – 14 C.

The precipitation is around 500 to 10,000 mm. The weather allows growing of epiphytes, muss, orchids and other kinds of different and colorful flowers and plants. The reserve has beautiful look out points to the uneven, mountainous terrain (no need for bird towers here).

The endemism in animals is also very high in Bomboli. There are more than 350 species of birds, mammals, and frogs.

ALTITUDE

Bombolí, is located on the road to Santo Domingo, in the western mountain range between 2495 and 3450 meters above sea level, is a reserve of 206 hectares in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest.