La Hesperia is an 800 hectares cloud forest reserve located in the western range of the Andes at an altitude of 1100 – 2040 meters above sea level. The reserve resides in the province of Pichincha and is only about 90 kilometers from Quito. La Hesperia is striving to become a model of integrated farming where agricultural practices complement our primary objective of preserving the natural forest. Combining conservation and agriculture will enable us to sustain the reserve and promote economic activities that are environmentally friendly and beneficial for the local inhabitants. La Hesperia is also open to receive, students, researchers, volunteers, birdwatchers, and nature enthusiasts.