San Jorge of Quito Photo Gallery



San Jorge Eco-lodge Quito is an 18th century mountain hacienda situated on the foothills of Ruccu Pichincha volcano.

We are located next to San Jorge Andean Botanical Reserve and inside Pichincha Protected Forest.

Sword billed Hummingbird Ensifera ensifera

The lodge is decorated with beautiful gardens, and hummingbird feeders which attract several hummingbird species including the iconic Black-tailed Trainbearer and the Sword-billed Hummingbird. A number of trails around the lodge lead to native and eucaliptus forests which are ideal to watch native bird and plant species.

San Jorge operates since 1989 providing lodging and natural areas for nature lovers and birdwatchers.


San Jorge Eco-lodge is located 1 hour away for the new airport and 15 minutes away from Quito old town.

Excellent, central location if you are planning day trips to: Colonial Quito, Otavalo Indian Market, Jerusalem Protected Forest, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Papallacta Hot Springs, Yanacocha Reserve, and San Jorge Eco-lodge Tandayapa Cloud Forest Reserve.

Our lodge is not located withing walking distance to any touristic sites in Quito old town.


San Jorge Botanical Reserve is located within 30 minutes walking distance from the lodge.

Our 200 acre, private reserve, protects the last untouched andean forest near Quito. San Jorge Botanical Reserve, marks the beginning of the Hummingbird Route (Ruta del Colibri), one of the world's most famous birding areas, and a major birdwatching destination in South America.

Our reserve is also crossed by a pre-Inca trail which was used by Cotocollao tribe (3500 B.C.) to travel to the tropical region. The archeological findings are exhibited at the mini-museum in the lodge.

With over 90 bird species native the the highland of the Andes, plentiful medicinal plants, 8 sacred waterfalls, ancient pre-Inca trails, and panoramic views of Quito city, San Jorge Botanical Reserve is a must-see place for birdwatchers and nature lovers.


The lodge is divided into The Main & The Upper lodging complexes. All room types have 24/7 electricity, orthopedic mattresses, private bathroom, hot running water and flushing toilet.


Lower Lodging Complex
Upgraded Queen Room
Upgraded Queen Bathroom
Standard Queen Room

Our main, 18th century-style lodging complex has capacity for up to 12 people in simple, double, and triple rooms. Both upgraded and standard rooms include a wood fireplace.

Upgraded rooms in this section are more spacious and include a built in jacuzzi. Upgraded rooms available in single, double and queen.

This lodging complex is situated next to the breakfast room, restaurant, lounge, game room and hummingbird feeders, making it ideal for people who arrive from sea level and want less walking distance from their room to the lodge's main facilities.

Next to this lodging section, our festive "El Cucayo" Restaurant serves delicious and healthy Ecuadorian and international cuisine, carefully brought from our on-site organic garden.


Upper Lodging Complex
Upgraded Queen Room
Upper Complex Bathrooms
Standard Queen Room

The upper, two story, old-styled lodging complex built in 2005, has capacity for up to 40 people in simple, double, and triple rooms. This complex is situated 100 meters above the main lodging complex and the main facilities. Both upgraded and standard rooms in this complex include electric fireplaces.

Upgraded rooms in this section are more spacious and include a private balcony which overlooks the valley of northern Quito. Upgraded rooms available in queen or single.

This lodging complex requires climbing several stairs.


Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Sword-billed Hummingbird
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Purple-throated Woodstar
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Shinning Sunbeam
Tufted Tit-Tyrant


Curve-billed Tinamou, Andean Snipe, Black-chested Buzzard-eagle, White-throted Hawk, Variable Hawk, Plain-breasted Hawk, Carunculated Caracara, Andean Condor, Purple-collared Woodstar, Purple-backed Thorntail, Tyrian Metaltail, Mountain Velvetbreast, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Sparkling Violetear, Sapphire-vented Puffleg, Giant Hummingbird, Green-tailed Trainbearer, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta, Tawny Antpitta, Pearled Treerunner, Ocellated Tapaculo, Unicolored Tapaculo, Tufted Tit-tyrant, White-throated Tyrannulet, White-banded Tyrannulet, Streak-throated Bush-tyrant, Red-crested Cotinga, Black-chested Mountain-tanager, Hooded Mountain-tanager, Buff-breasted Mountain-tanager, Black-crested Warbler, Russet-crowned Warbler, Band-tailed Seedeater, Stripe-headed Brush-finch.


Western Painted Lady
Lesbia Clouded Yellow
Andean Buckeye
Common White Tatochilla