Category Archives: 2010

South America – Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador

Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is on the equator, between about 5,000 and 8,000 feet; a 2 hour drive west of Quito.  When the warm air from the ocean hits the mountains, it rises, and as it cools, it condenses and turns to clouds or rain.  The area where it condenses is called the cloudforest.   It was cloudy or rainy, and cool most of the time we were there.  There were a few moments of sun, but they didn’t last long. Continue reading