Tag: biodiversity

  • Protected Areas

    Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve

    Situated in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador, the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve is a beautiful nature reserve with a number of biological zones. The reserve covers approximately 752 235 acres of land and is part of the Ecuadorian reserve system. Since it extends from the heights of the Sierra Mountains to the western edge of the Esmeraldas region, it enjoys Andean, Sub-tropical and rainforest ...

  • Protected Areas

    Illinizas Ecological Reserve

    Illinizas Ecological Reserve, also sometimes referred to as Illinizas National Park, is a 149 900ha protected area in the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha. It lies just 55km from Quito and this makes it a very popular tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful cloud forest and the Laguna Quilotoa. Those who enjoy hiking and mountain climbing should definitely head off to Illinizas ...

  • Attractions


    Ecuador is a large country with a varied terrain resulting in a variety of habitats for animal life. Nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy touring the natural areas of the country and spotting Ecuador's wildlife species. The many nature reserves and national parks provide tourists with the ideal opportunity to spot mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. From aquatic creatures to ...