Marine Iguanas: Unique Creatures of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most extraordinary creatures on Earth, and among them, marine iguanas stand out as true marvels of evolution. These fascinating reptiles have captured the attention of scientists and nature enthusiasts alike. From their intriguing physiological adaptations to their critical role in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, marine […]

El Quimi Biological Reserve: A Hidden Ecological Gem in the Cordillera del Cóndor

Unveiling the Enigmatic Cordillera del Cóndor Nestled in the southern part of the country, between the provinces of Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe, lies the Cordillera del Cóndor — a colossal mountainous massif spanning over 160 kilometres, which hosts the El Quimi Biological Reserve. While the remoteness of Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe has kept […]

Limoncocha Biological Reserve: A Natural Marvel in the Heart of the Amazon

Unveiling the Mysteries of Limoncocha Lagoon The Limoncocha Biological Reserve boasts a fascinating tale, intricately woven into the fabric of the Amazon basin. This enchanting destination is a result of the dynamic relationship between the Napo River and the surrounding landscape, a phenomenon common in the region. As the rains generously drench the area, rivers, […]

Exploring the Riches of Galera San Francisco Marine Reserve

Unveiling the Ecological Marvels of Galera San Francisco Marine Reserve For years, a suspicion lingered about the coastal strip and marine environments near Galera, Estero de Plátano, Quingue, and San Francisco in the southwest of Esmeraldas province. It was believed that these waters held a biological treasure comparable to the renowned Galapagos. Finally, in 2008, […]

Unveiling the Wonders of Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

Exploring the Geobotanical Marvels near Quito Nestled near the vibrant city of Quito, Pululahua emerges as an oasis of tranquility. As the sun sets, moisture-laden clouds drift in from the Pacific coast, enveloping the area in a serene ambiance. Uniquely designated as a “Geobotanical Reserve,” Pululahua stands as the sole protected region in the country […]

Exploring the Splendour of Manglares Cayapas Mataje Ecological Reserve

Unveiling the Beauty of Hydrographic Basins Nestled in the northwest of the country, the Manglares Cayapas Mataje Ecological Reserve stands as a guardian of two vital hydrographic basins: the Mataje river to the north and the Cayapas to the south. These basins, shared with Colombia, define the essence of this protected haven. The reserve encapsulates […]

Chontacuro

It is a fermented drink made from the fruits of the chonta, knownlike chontaduros It is a chicha that often replaces the also common chichacassava. It is a thick drink with a strong, somewhat acid flavor, which is prepared onlywhen the fruit is in season. It is served in pilches or deep mates -mukawas in […]

Chicha de Chonta

It is a fermented drink made from the fruits of the chonta, knownlike chontaduros It is a chicha that often replaces the also common chichacassava. It is a thick drink with a strong, somewhat acid flavor, which is prepared onlywhen the fruit is in season. It is served in pilches or deep mates -mukawas in […]

Maito de Guanta

The maito stands out among the most popular and delicious dishes of exotic gastronomyamazonian. It consists of a preparation of different ingredients, which can befish, hearts of palm, green plantains and cassava, wrapped in a bijao or kwan panga leaf. OfIn fact, the word “maito” comes from northern Quechua and means “wrapped”.The ingredients of the […]

Ayampaco

Among all the exotic delicacies that make up the traditional cuisine of Morona Santiago, the ayampacos are perhaps the most representative snacks and most desired by locals and tourists. This delicious dish is a bijao leaf wrapper stuffed with fish or meat of different types with yucca, chili, garlic and other natural seasonings. It has […]