Turtle nests in the protected area of Pacoche

By / 26th February, 2017 / Events, Tourism / Off

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Turtle nests in the protected area of Pacoche

The long beach of San Lorenzo (Manta, Ecuador) is well known for being the site where sea turtles lay their eggs. They return by instinct to the same beach where they were hatched themselves.

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Walk in the San Lorenzo cloud forest to look for the mantled howler monkeys

By / 25th February, 2017 / Excursions, Tourism / Off

Tourism Ecuador: Walk in the San Lorenzo forest

This excursion takes us through a semi humid tropical forest, where we will find banana plants, bamboo, coffee and other fruit trees typical of this area.

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Visit the village of Pile, home to the best Panama hat weavers

By / 24th February, 2017 / Shopping, Tourism / Off

Tourism Ecuador:

Home of the best weavers of fine Montecristi straw hats (Panama Hat)

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Weaver of Pile, the best fine Montecristi straw hats (Panama Hat)

 

On this occasion we have the privilege of visiting a local family at their home in this rural community of Pile where the best hat weavers live and work.

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Watching (observation) of humpback whales in Manabi Ecuador

By / 23rd February, 2017 / Events, Tourism / Off

Tourism Ecuador: Humpback whales

These mammals (jorobadas in spanish) bend their backs to shoot out of the water and fall back with an awesome splash, so they are called “humpback whales”. This happens as part of a ritual in times of mating and reproduction off the coast of Manabi Ecuador, specifically in the warm waters between Puerto Lopez and “Isla de la Plata”, known as “whale sanctuary” area.

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Shopping excursion to the cities of Montecristi and Manta

By / 20th February, 2017 / Shopping, Tourism / Off

Montecristi is the commercial centre of Panama hats. People here work at finishing and selling hats and offer different souvenirs made with straw, vegetable ivory and ceramics.

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The archeological site of Agua Blanca and Los Frailes beach on the Machalilla National Park

By / 20th February, 2017 / Excursions, Tourism / Off

Tourism Ecuador:

Visit the archeological site of Agua Blanca and Los Frailes beach in the Machalilla National Park

In Agua Blanca we see the site where a pre-Columbian culture thrived some 3000 years ago.

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