- Costa (Coastline)
Ecuador is made up of many provinces but the one we will be concentrating on is the El Oro Province. This is a coastal province in the southern part of the country. The capital of the province is a town called Machala, one of fourteen different cantons found here.
- Protected Areas
The Puyango Petrified Forest, or the El Bosque Petrificado de Puyango, is a very unusual reserve. It is home to the largest known area of exposed petrified wood, of which a lot comes from the Araucarias family - a tree that is not often fossilized. Forests like this are not easy to come by, as trees that are dying will normally just decompose. However, here we have an excellent example of ...