Intag Valley is an area with warm climate and extensive cloud forests only two hours west of Otavalo and Cotacachi. It lies within the Chocó bioregion, one of the global hotspots of biodiversity and endemism. Yet Intag Valley is not only a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers; it also offers natural hot springsorganic coffee farmshandicrafts made of several natural products, and many options for adventure sports enthusiasts. Sustainable tourism helps the local economy and offers an alternative development model for Intag Valley in times when the area is more and more affected by extractive activities like mining and logging.