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  • Protected Areas

    Machalilla National Park

    Machililla National Park can be found on the western side of Ecuador along the coastline, making the 60,000-hectare coastal park one of three that can be found in Ecuador. Of this 60,000-hectares, 20,000 hectares is made up of ocean and incorporates many islands, like Isla Salango and Los Frailes beach line. These islands are important feeding areas for many bird species, like frigate birds, ...

  • Protected Areas

    Llanganates National Park

    A destination filled with mystery and legend, the Llanganates National Park boasts some of the most beautiful landscape and grand biodiversity. Contributing to the sheer magnificence of this natural area in Ecuador is the tale of Atahualpa. According to local legend Rumiñahui hid the renowned treasure of Atahualpa or El Dorado in the region. This remarkable legend has resulted in many ...

  • Protected Areas

    Puyango Petrified Forest

    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 ...

  • Protected Areas

    Podocarpus National Park

    In the southern region of Ecuador you will find the 360,000-acre (146,300-hectare) Podocarpus National Park. The park is made up of two primary areas: the upper pre-montane section with tropical cloud forests and the lower subtropical section. You will also find large areas of virgin forest containing three specific species of genus Podocarpus. You will definitely feel like you have just ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Macara

    Macara is a spectacularly peaceful destination in Ecuador. Even though it is one of the important border crossings into Peru, it has not lost it small town charm and nostalgia. It is not really focused on the tourism industry and is therefore not a hive of activity. Macara is known for its agricultural significance in producing rice. Bus services are available to transport you to ...