Salinas and its tourist attractions – Santa Elena – Ecuador

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


The prehistoric origin of the canton Salinas is similar to the three cantons of the province of Santa Elena for its proximity where the influence of Valdivia machalilla culture and then the Huancavilcas in the Spanish conquest marked the populations skills and customs of the natives.

The sea provides artisans of fishing and the industrial sector, the greatest source of natural wealth: fish such as croaker and tuna, sardines, sole, bass,

The boll weevil, the octopus and the crab oysters, lobs

ter, shrimp,



The normal population of Salinas is 68,000 inhabitants distributed between the cantonal capital with its urban parishes Salinas and Santa Rosa, the anconcito rural parishes and José Luis Tamayo (muey) the fishing port of Santa Rosa is known worldwide for its artisanal fishing.


The nightlife is hectic with fun in bars and clubs and clubs that represent artists of our environment and abroad in vernal season, the nightlife comes until dawn.


It has an excellent infrastructure rooms from 4 star hotels such as:

Ø Barceló colon Miramar

Ø Blue hotel

Ø Salinas Suite

Ø Hotel las conchae


Ø Mediterranean

Ø Punta Carnero

Ø Don Mincho

Ø Hostería el reposo de guerrero

Ø Francisco l,ll,l

Ø Sun beach

Ø Oasis












v First of all, the leisure domain is excellent for relaxing

v Water activities and sports

v Enjoy the local cuisine

v Visit the pier on the Salinas waterfront

v Tourist tours on horses on the beach

v Visit the route known as chocolatera, practice cycling


v Activities and beach sports (volleyball, soccer among others)

v Practice guided diving by an expert

v Kayaking or catamaran

v To know the museum of the lovers of sumpa





Posted on: March 20th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


Paragliding is a sport born of a fines of the twentieth century for the inventiveness of mountaineers who wanted to fly down a parachute from the chasm they had ascended.

The dynamic flight is made by moving forward of an obstacle in front of the wind, as a surfer glides by a wave, because this wind when climbing the slopes provides a mass of air sustentadora




Live a real adventure and fun with paragliding Quito (tandem paragliding flights), fly through the skies of Quito with a fixed pilot and enjoy an unforgettable ride.

The tandem or two-seater flight is where you can make your dream come true by taking off the feet of the earth and traveling through the mountains of the Ecuadorian Andes with our pilot staff taking you for an incredible ride. The flight is suitable for all people, from children to older people (in Quito, paragliding, we have flown with children from 6 years to 70 years).



Taking off from the Luminous hill towards the city, we landed at the foot of the hill.The flight schedule of, 8:00 a.m. and the meeting point of the German school Humboldt from there we got in a vehicle to the mountain


The pilot guide will take you to the paragliding experience. He has no knowledge. Get a little chat for the pilot with easy-to-do directions for both the landing take-off.


– Flight team

– Local transportation

– Obligatory insurance YOU MUST BRING

:- Sportswear

– Sunscreen

– Glasses …



Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments



Guayaquil is a port city of Ecuador, known as the gateway to the Pacific beaches and the Galapagos Islands. Along the Guayas River, there is the Simón Bolívar jetty, where the La Rotonda monument is located. In the north, the Las Peñas neighborhood is full of colorful houses. The stairs lined with cafes and art galleries go up to the Santa Ana hill that includes the Santa Ana chapel, a lighthouse and views of the city.

It has an approximate population of 2 515,146 inhabitants.

The city is divided into 16 urban parishes.

The corridor is the traditional musical genre of the city of Guayaquil with the strongest roots of the Guayaquil generation. It is possible to find restaurants with typical international food and specialized in different places of the city such as.

– Rice with stew and meat

– Sausage broth

– Cangrejada

–   Fish soup with onions

–   Noodle Soup

–   Ceviche

Tourist places


Malecón 2000, located in the city of Guayaquil, next to the Guayas River, is a project of urban regeneration of the old Malecón Simón Bolívar, 2.5 km long where you can enjoy the great monuments of Guayaquil’s history, such as the Hemicycle of the Rotunda, museums, gardens, fountains, shopping center, restaurants, bars, food courts, the first IMAX cinema in South America, as well as docks, from where you can board boats for day and night rides on the Guayas River and viewpoints among other attractions.


Its history goes back to the XVIII century with several constructions in different locations. The first Public Clock dates from 1800 when Santiago Espantoso bought the house of Temporalidades. In 1842 the Governor of Guayaquil, Vicente Rocafuerte, brought from Europe and gave to the city, the Public Clock that is on top of the Morisca Tower. Initially, it remained at the top of the colonial town hall and was later moved to the Torre del Mercado de la Orilla.


It is recognized for its colonial architectural style and for being the place where the city was born. It is located on the slopes of Cerro Santa Ana and its name is due to the amount of cliffs that the hill once owned1 when the Spaniards settled there, in the XVI century.2


It is located northeast of the city of Guayaquil, at the foot of the Guayas River and next to the traditional Las Peñas neighborhood. It covers an approximate area of ​​13.5 hectares, with an estimated population of 4,105 inhabitants.1

The hill, formerly called “Cerrito Verde” or “Cerrito de la Culata”, is the place where the city of Guayaquil originated, since its foundations were finally founded in 1547.


The Malecón del Salado, named for being on the banks of the estuary of the same name, with an extension of 400 meters, is part of the process of urban regeneration of the city. This is an emblematic work of the Municipality of Guayaquil, which recovered and rehabilitated this arm of the sea, which in other times was a very popular resort, and which today as a park is a pride of the people of Guayaquil anda great tourist attraction.


As a complement to the Malecón del Salado is the Monumental pool of dancing waters. The work, executed by the Municipality and inaugurated on October 30, 2011, has an approximate cost of 3.8 million dollars, was built by the Spanish firm Chesa Ingeniería y Tecnología.


The Historical Park of Guayaquil is a recreational park with a space of wildlife and culture that exhibits species of flora and fauna of Guayaquil, as well as old houses of the urban area that were dismantled from their original location and rebuilt in this place.


The Plaza del Centenario was inaugurated on October 9, 1920, as the crowning work of the celebrations for the commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the independence of Guayaquil. Its history goes back to the end of the 19th century in 1891, when the Cantonal Council resolved to erect the column for the independence heroes of Guayaquil.


Santay Island is located on the Guayas River, 800 meters away from the city of Guayaquil and belongs to the canton Eloy Alfaro (Durán). The area of ​​the island comprises 2,179 hectares. There are 56 families located in 46 houses, 36 of which are at the entrance of the area


MAAC. This museum exhibits art and culture from Ecuador, Latin America and the Pre-Columbian Era.

The mission of the MAAC is to strengthen the institutional cultural heritage, through exhibitions of a collection of 50,000 Ecuadorian native archaeological pieces and more than 3,000 modern works of art.

The MAAC offers many integrated programs that include exhibitions, conferences, forums, film screenings, stage art, through which it proposes to cover the challenges of promoting cultural heritage at the service of the country’s development.



Posted on: March 8th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: They are located at 1000km. From the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean, declared by UNESCO HUMAN NATURAL HERITAGE in 1978. It consists of large islands, 6 small and 107 rocks and islets

The marine reserve of Galapagos the second largest in the world, contains the last coral reef, its waters have the last biomass of sharks on the planet and the only migration of whale sharks in gestation

PROTECTED AREAS: Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve

GALÁPAGOS CLIMATE: the warmest temperature is between December and May the best time to visit. the galapagos islands is in June and November during this season the climate is a bit cool, the temperature varies throughout the year January to 27 to 32 °, June to September 15 to 21 ° October December from 21 to 27 °


Galapagos is famous for endemic flora and fauna, which makes this site one of the paradises that we can enjoy

Flora: 220 genera of endemic plants have been recorded in the archipelago, 399 native and 119 introduced. There are some species of giant cactus, lava cactus, palo santo, milky, manzanillo, alga robberies, lichen, red and black mangrove, cat, guayabilla, wild mora, tomatillo de galápagos and others

Fauna: Galapagos tortoises, terrestrial iguanas, marine iguanas and lava lizards mammals: sea lion or Galapagos sea lion. Birds: penguins or bird bobo and Darwin finches


– Cantonization of Santa Cruz (March 23)

– Cantonization of San Cristóbal (February 18)

– Civic and military parades, solemn session, popular dance, flagging of the city, agricultural fairs, sports championships, fashion shows, election of queens and proclamation

– Cantonización de Isabela (March 16)


– Wahoo a la plancha

– Prawns

– Ceviche de canchalagua

– Desserts (corviche)


– Mann beach

– Charles Darwin scientific station

– Galapagos National Park

– Islote de la tintorera

– San Bartolomé Island

– Sleeping lion

– The tunnels



– Photographs

– Dives

– Wildlife observation

– Swimming

– Flora observation

– Hikes

– Respirator tube

– Kayak

– Cycling

– Climb

Libertador Bolívar – Santa Elena – Ecuador

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Libertador Bolívar – Santa Elena – Ecuador

Libertador Bolivar is a town located 31km from Guayaquil north of the province of Santa Elena has a size of 3100m length of beach its most common flora and fauna: coca lucifera (coconuts) muse x paradisiaca (bananas), beach crawlers, gastropods (snail) western pelicans, (pelicans) u cides (western).

On the spondylus route citizens are trained in cultural and ecological issues to attend visitors

The Bolivar Liberator Commune in the parish of Manglaralto province of Santa Elena has a seawall of 4790 square meters

It offers clients the opportunity to stay in cabins facing the sea

Families offer delicious seafood dishes in a restaurant along the road

In addition, there are shops that promote crafts of all kinds

This place has been characterized by hosting a family tourism

Visitors enjoy walking on the beach, horseback riding, ecological trails, buy their handicrafts, taste the cuisine.

Paragliding is one of the sports that most attracts attention in the community of Libertador Bolívar. Visitors practice it at Playa Bruja is a dynamic flight with an instructor guide. The flight lasts approximately 12 to 15 minutes. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of the activity.

Province of Tungurahua Ecuador and its tourist attractions.

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Province of Tungurahua Ecuador and its tourist attractions.

Tungurahua it is one of the 24 provinces that make up the republic of Ecuador located in the center of the country in the geographical area known as the interandean region or the sierra limits to the north with Cotopaxi to the south -with Chimborazo in the west with the north of the country with morona Santiago to the east with Pastaza and to the northwest with Napo.


Sports Performed in Tungurahua


The Bellavista Stadium is a soccer stadium in Ecuador and is located on Bolivarian Avenue in the city of Ambato, which is also common in the Huachi-Loreto Athletic Ground and the Neaptali Barona Ambato Stadium), as well as on the stage for various events of cultural type, especially musical concerts: Coliseo de Deportes of the city, in the Coliseo Polideportivo Iván Vallejo and in the Plaza de Toros Ambato). You can practice Rafting in its mountains Paragliding and in its mountains The flight in paragliders and in their fields of follow-up discipline that derives from the walk.


Typical Dishes Of Tungurahua

  • Tortillas with chorizo
  • Pan de Ambato
  • Pinllo bread
  • Hen of Pinllo
  • Purple wash with Atocha wind patties
  • Chocolate Ambateño
  • Marshmallow
  • Cane juice
  • Llapingachos
  • Mondongo broth
  • Palmito ceviche
  • Roasted cuy


Tourist attractions:


Tungurahua Volcano: it is an active stratovolcano located in the Andean zone of Ecuador. The volcano rises in the Eastern Mountain range of Ecuador limiting the provinces of Chimborazo and Tungurahua giving name to this last one

Cevallos Park: The Cevallos Park is an urban park located in the town of Ambato, Ecuador

Sangay National Park: The Sangay National Park is located between the provinces of Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua, in Ecuador.

Llanganates National Park: The Llangana National Park is a protected area in Ecuador, it is located between the provinces of Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Pastaza and Napo.


Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


Ecuador is located in the middle of the world, crossed by the Andes mountain range and bathed by the Pacific Ocean. This sets a magnificent stage that can be enjoyed from the top of the sky.


The practice of paragliding in Ecuador is usually practiced in some points of the equator as: on the beaches and from the mountains in the valley of the inter-Andean alley. Paragliding in Ecuador is feasible to practice at any time of the year, although there are recommended seasons to perform this exciting activity.

Specifically, in the Sierra the preferred season is between October and March since between July and August there is too much wind. On the coast, the months between May and December are preferred.


There are several places to practice paragliding in Ecuador, most of them are in the provinces of the Ecuadorian highlands, Pichincha and Imbabura, although they are also practiced in different parts of the country.


So, if you want to fly around the majestic Cotopaxi, see the city of Quito from the top and contemplate the great Pichincha from the air, marvel at the spectacular scenery offered by the Quilotoa lagoon, or if you want to feel the fresh breeze the Pacific coast, do not hesitate to practice paragliding in Ecuador.


The paragliding flights Quito, is where a pilot flies with a passenger without prior knowledge, from Loma de Lumbisi. Its duration is approximately between 12 to 15 minutes.


Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments



It is located 13.5 km away. of Quito, is owned by the Government of the Province of Pichincha and is practically a tourist and commercial city, the smallest in Ecuador.


The origins of the Middle City of the World go back to the First Geodetic Mission which arrived in our country with the purpose of carrying out studies and determining the exact curvature of the planet. This mission, led by the French scientist Charles Marie de la Condamine and of which the Ecuadorian scientist Pedro Vicente Maldonado was a member, determined where the equatorial line passed.


Although this mission never step on the place where now is the Middle of the World two hundred years later, the Ecuadorian geographer Luis Tufiño gave the idea to the Franco-American Committee to build a monument in memory of the Geodesic Mission. One of ten meters of height was raised, of identical structure to the present monument of the Half of the World, in the city of San Antonio de Pichincha, the same one that is to the east of the tourist attraction of which we speak.


For 1979 began the construction of the current monument and the city around it. The previous monument was moved 7 km. to the west, to the city of Calacalí and the construction of the entire tourist complex was completed for 1982.


Its main attraction is the monument to the Middle of the World. The current one is 30 meters high and houses the Ethnographic Museum of the Middle of the World, where different exhibitions of all the ethnic groups and cultures that live in Ecuador are exhibited.


Within the Mitad del Mundo City there are four pavilions with permanent exhibitions. The Guayasamín Pavilion which has an exhibition of different works of the famous Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamín. In addition, it has a sample of cultural goods from Ecuador, that is, pieces of pre-Columbian art, and colonial art from the School of Quito, Caspicara, Pampite, among others. These cultural assets, patrimony of Ecuador, are in charge of the Guayasamín Foundation, created in 1977 by the Master and his children, who are in charge of maintaining it now.


Another is the French Pavilion, where the French Geodetic Museum is located. In this it exhibits all the information about the studies of the Geodetic Mission and information about the Academy of Sciences of Paris. There is also the Pavilion of the Sun where information about the cities of Guayaquil and Cuenca, the two most important cities of Ecuador apart from its capital, Quito, is exposed.


Other permanent attractions are the Planetarium a model of colonial Quito entire miniature, and since not much Insectarium: First Entomological Museum of Ecuador, which is gathering all the vast and diverse insect fauna existing in Ecuador. There are exhibits of live and dissected insects.


In addition to these permanent attractions, weekends and holidays always hold music festivals, dance performances and other artistic expressions in the town square.


Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


Samborondón is a canton in the province of Guayas, in the Republic of Ecuador. It is in front of Guayaquil, separated by the Daule River and facing the Duran Canton, separated by the Babahoyo River; to get from both cantons is the Bridge of National Unity and the North Alternate Bridge.

The Guayas River started precisely at the southern end of Samborondón, in the La Puntilla parish, by the confluence of the Daule River and the Babahoyo River.

Allegorical cars showing the cultural diversity of Samborondón, province of Guayas, part of a parade scheduled for Saturday 10, starting at 10:00, and in which there will also be folkloric groups and comparisons encouraging the opening day of Carnival celebrations .

The agenda includes “a series of traditional activities and entertainment, with the aim of promoting tourism in the so-called Equestrian Capital of Ecuador,” the municipality said in a statement.

On January 28, the Cabildo organized an artistic, cultural, gastronomic and sports festival, with horse and boat rides and a soccer tournament for journalists. One exhibitor was Fernando Vargas, who has dedicated his life to pottery, a great Samborondeño tradition. He showed his skill with mud.

Saturday’s parade is called Carnival Traditions and customs Samborondón 2018, which will also involve the thirteen candidates for the Queen of Carnival, an election to be held on Sunday 11, at 2:00 pm, in the Carlos López Jiménez Civic Plaza.

After the contest the orchestra Kaoba, of Manabí, is presented

Beach season 2018 – Santa Elena – Paragliding

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Beach season 2018 – Santa Elena – Paragliding

The Libertador Bolívar commune, in the parish of Manglaralto, province of Santa Elena, has a seawall of 4,790 square meters. In this work there is an area of ​​3,844.76 cubic meters of protective stone wall, another of cyclopean concrete.

The infrastructure has green areas, underground wiring, sanitary facilities and wooden seats. Dionicio Gonzabay, Mayor of Santa Elena, inaugurated the work of this community recognized nationally for its crafts in tagua, bamboo, shell, coral, hammocks, among others.


The municipal representative said that this work seeks to protect the coastal strip of the town and thus avoid the flooding of this sector by water and waves. The idea of ​​this construction is to incorporate more actively the 4,000 inhabitants of this town in the province of Santa Elena, promoting sustainable tourism, near the Ruta del Spondylus. Libertador Bolívar also offers a view of the sea – which is the coastal area – with the practice of paragliding.

The Municipal GAD of Santa Elena and its Municipal Tourism Company have prepared two events that, under the name of Santa Elena del Mar Carnival and the Earth, have the participation of the comuneros and their food, handicrafts and entertainment enterprises.

The first event will take place on Sunday, February 11, in the Libertador Bolívar district, with a party that will include a parade of allegorical cars from 10:00 to 18:00, the election of Miss Turismo and a lively musical show with a Colombian group. of genus vallenato.

You can also find more of their own crafts to enjoy the adventure sport, in paragliding flights. A relaxed and dynamic flight located 2 minutes from the commune of Libertador Bolívar in Playa Bruja.












Paragliding Montañita-Season 2018-Carnival Holiday

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding Montañita-Season 2018-Carnival Holiday

We can enjoy the carnival in any area from cultural to adventure, that is why during this 2018 Carnival holiday, do not hesitate to paraglide.

The carnival is a public celebration that takes place immediately before the Christian Lent, with a variable date (between February and March depending on the year), and which combines some elements such as costumes, parades, and street parties.

We can enjoy the carnival in any area from cultural to adventure, that is why during this 2018 Carnival holiday, do not hesitate to paraglide.

Paragliding is a tourist activity a dynamic flight over the Ecuadorian coast. Besides being an adventure sport, it is a form of expression and freedom.

To do paragliding you are first equipped that includes wearing helmets, co-pilot harnesses since the harness has an airbag system.

This sport integrates the mountain and the air like no other. In addition, you can observe in our viewpoint the ocean with constant winds and feel the sea breeze.

It is a beautiful experience that you must perform in the company of your family and friends (as), dare to feel the adrenaline of adventure sports.

This adventure sport is done 10 minutes before Montañita in the district of Libertador Bolívar in the sector of Playa Bruja, in the province of Santa Elena.

You can also enjoy the landscape of Playa Bruja and the Commune of Libertador Bolívar, the Mayor of Santa Elena inaugurated on December 22, 2017 a tourist attraction for the same as the Malecón de 4790 m2 that is located in front of the beach where You can also find cabins where you can enjoy snacks, cocktails, etc.




The commune of Libertador Bolívar is famous for its


gastronomy and crafts. This place has also been characterized for hosting a family tourism. There are no big discos or public dan


ces like in Montañita, it is a good place to rest and relax.


Posted on: November 21st, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments


The province of Esmeraldas has 7 cantons with 430,000 inhabitants, 210,000 urban and 220,000 rural. The city of Esmeraldas has 130,000 and the canton has 180,000 inhabitants. The Esmeraldas province has 15,573.4 square kilometers of surface. Esmeraldas is also known as the “Green Province of Ecuador”. The seaport of Esmeraldas is important for the north of the country. The main economic activities are fishing, agricultural production and tourism in the province.


San Mateo de las Esmeraldas is a city in Ecuador, capital of the Province of Esmeraldas, in the northwestern part of the country. It is located 318 km from Quito. It has a population of 154 035 inhabitants in 2010. It is the eleventh most populous city in the country and one of the most important ports in Ecuador. It offers beautiful beaches with landscapes and warm climate. Its coast, as well as its ecological reserves, make it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country, enjoying a favorable temperature throughout the year. His first settlement was on September 21, 1526 as San Mateo, by Bartolomé Ruiz.


Atacames is an Ecuadorian city, capital of the Atacames canton in the Province of Esmeraldas. It is located in the western area of ​​the province, in the northwest of the country, with a population of 15,463 inhabitants, being the fourth most populated city in the province. Atacames is famous throughout Ecuador for having the largest natural beach in Ecuador and one of the closest to Quito; so that most of the inhabitants of this city make this spa one of the most popular and popular in the country. It has the largest hotel facility in the country. Many citizens visit its beaches on weekends and during the summer, especially in the parish of Tonsupa, where there are dozens of exclusive towers with their summer apartments. The influx of foreigners is constant during most of the year.


Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments


The paraglider makes possible the dream of flying to the human being. Places like Montañita, Crucita, Baños, Yahuarcocha, Quito and others of the Costa and Sierra of our country are known as key sites for paragliding.

This September 15,16 and 17 will be held the first validation of National competition.

The paragliding in Guayaquil takes place in Via la Costa km 13 and a half, we climb with the 4×4 car to the paragliding track Bototillo. We take off from the white hill that has a height of 300 meters above sea level, we can observe the city of Guayaquil, its mangroves, gulf and thin lines that are nothing other than the branches of the Salado estuary.

Between the branches that rub the van during the journey, small fruits jump, of their interior they emphasize white fluffs. “That’s the buttonhole.” “This is the name of this place, Cerro Bototillo, because these trees abound here,” a native tree that grows in conditions such as those of Cerro Blanco and others, whose flowering lasts only between three and four weeks.

The pilot guide will take you to experience the experience of flying paragliders. You do not have to have any knowledge. It receives a small talk by the pilot guide with indications easy to realize both for the takeoff and the landing.

We land on a large stretch of land waiting for us in front of what will be the church of Terra Nostra.

It includes:

  • Flight equipment
  • Local transportation
  • Photos
  • Obligatory insurance


  • Sportswear
  • Sunscreen
  • Glasses
  • If you are a minor, you need the presence of a legal guardian.

Latacunga and its natural charm-Mama Negra Traditional Fiesta-Ecuador

Posted on: July 22nd, 2017 by opeturmo 3 Comments


Latacunga and its natural charm-Mama Negra Traditional Fiesta-Ecuador

Latacunga is a city of Ecuador, capital of the province of Cotopaxi and cantonal head of the homonymous canton.

It is found in the central Sierra of the country, in the foothills of the Andes mountain range in Ecuador, near the Cotopaxi volcano in the Patate basin. It is located at 2750 meters above sea level and has an average temperature of 12 degrees Celsius.


Known as: “Latacunga, Pensil de los Andes”, “Latacunga Romántica”, “City of Leon”, “the city of the mashcas”. It is a city that in the XXI century demonstrated a sustained development that placed it among the most important cities of the Ecuadorian sierra. All the historical, architectural and cultural assets owned by Latacunga have allowed it to be considered as Patrimonial City of the Nation.

Around the city of Latacunga is an important number of floricultural industries that have dynamized its economy turning it into the economic engine and generator of currencies of the Sierra Center, in addition, Latacunga counts on mining industry of limestone and cement, light and heavy metallurgical industries , Agribusiness, dairy and cattle industry, has an international airport and in the urban part has large markets and modern shopping centers that make it the commercial center of the Ecuadorian nation

Her traditional party is La Mama Negra

Latacunga, a city embedded in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes, in South America, keeps in its dream a unique socio-cultural and folkloric manifestation, the Comparsa de la Mama Negra, also called the Blessed Tragedy or Feast of the Captaincy. It is a religious syncretism that enjoys a lot of color, joy and public disorder, since the thousands of national and foreign tourists who come to this great party not only delight their senses with the music, costumes and dance of the parties that make up this celebration , But of the liquor which is distributed to all who ask for it. Despite this detail, the party is lived as the representative of the pure national folklor.

The city of Latacunga offers many tourist destinations of diverse nature (nature, culture, gastronomy, history, etc.) within and around the city.

The Cathedral of Latacunga

It began to be constructed in the middle of century XVII with a great ship and cruise with octagonal cupola is of Romanesque style. At the end of the 19th century the tower of Romanesque arches and an Islamic auction were built. At its pumice altar pieces of colonial imagery are appreciated. It is located in the streets: Quito and General Maldonado.


Mompiche – Esmeraldas – Ecuador – Costa Ecuatoriana

Posted on: July 8th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Mompiche – Esmeraldas – Ecuador – Costa Ecuatoriana
Mompiche is a fishing village located south of the city Esmeraldas in Ecuador. The Ecuadorian coasts have wonderful beaches in which Mompiche stands out, is an ideal place for its warm waters and its exotic black sand beaches.

Mompiche is a small town in the southern part of the province of Esmeraldas, which has grown in recent years thanks to tourism. Its beautiful and extensive beach along with the friendliness of the people has made it become a very desirable tourist destination. This beach is located seven hours from Quito.

It is one of the last marine-coastal wetlands of Ecuador, a small town where its main activities are fishing and tourism, has one of its most attractive the most extensive waves of Ecuador of almost a kilometer in length and the second in the Pacific Ocean, which makes evident a “must destination” for surfers both national and international.
Mompiche also has the influence of its small islands Portete, Bolivar and La Manchas well known as “Isla Bonita”, which can be accessed by sea in a journey of approximately 15 minutes.

This paradisiacal beach is located in the Pacific, northwest of Ecuador in the province of Esmeraldas south of a large bay of the city, which encompasses San Francisco in the north, Muisne and La Mancha in the center, and in the south of Mompiche.
Its beaches have an approximate extension of 7 kilometers.
Esmeraldas, a few minutes by boat from Mompiche, you can reach the Cayapas-Mataje Ecological Reserve which is located north of the province of Esmeraldas – Ecuador, characterized by its extensive mangrove forest, where the highest mangroves in the world rise. It has an area of ​​51300 hectares. In the reserve there are also guandales forests, characterized for being marshy areas with very unstable soils, in which there are trees of quiver, tangaré, sajo, sande and anime.

This heavenly place on the Ecuadorian coast offers dishes in which you can feel the seasoning emeraldian cuisine. In restaurants you can find: seafood – seafood cooked with coconut – seafood rice, shrimp and fish these products can be fried, garnished or seasoned with garlic depending on what the client prefers. But there is no better experience than eating an oceanfront ceviche prepared at that time.
At the Mompiche dock there are two tricycles adapted as dining rooms that offer ceviche – a preparation of the seafood you prefer

The beach is the best attraction of this coastal site, there are miles of beaches that do not have much presence of tourists. But you can also enjoy water sports like ‘The Beast’ which is a buoy attached to a boat that is driven at full speed by the waters, the challenge is not to fall from the buoy. There is a particularity in Mompiche this destination is located next to a moist and wooded area. All this space is full of fauna: monkeys, snakes, and birds of various species can be found on the site.

Juliana Festivals – Guayaquil – Pearl of the Pacific

Posted on: July 3rd, 2017 by opeturmo 1 Comment

Juliana Festivals – Guayaquil – Pearl of the Pacific

This month La Perla del Pacífico, as Guayaquil is known, begins its Julian festivities, where different organized activities are presented, which celebrate 482 years of foundation commemorated every July 25th with events designed to promote the culture of the city.

The tours of the Museum of Guayaquil Itinerant History, for example, will remember the detailed process of creation of Santiago de Guayaquil, official name of the city. In addition, the traditional student parade will be fulfilled in the main avenues.

More than 3 200 students will be part of this civic homage. Several dance groups, from different parts of the country, will also contribute with their typical dances.

Guayaquil and tourists, both national and foreign, enjoy the nautical parade that takes place on the Guayas River. There, five allegorical barges and another 10 boats will be the delight of those present. The tourist, gastronomic and musical offerings will be extensive.

The foundation of Guayaquil was a process of Spanish conquest in the current coastal region of Ecuador, which, after several relocations and conflicts with native inhabitants of pre-Columbian cultures, was finally founded the city of Santiago de Guayaquil. The conquest took place between 1534 and 1547, during which it was renamed according to the place of establishment, retaining the name of its patron saint.

Since the approval of this provision by the Buenos Aires chapter, the official date adopted is that of July 25, 1535. While Francisco de Orellana is considered the definitive founder.

In addition to the festivities of Guayaquil you can also make paragliding flights that is in via the Costa Km13.5. It moves to the hill Bototillo that has a height of 300 meters above sea level where you will enjoy the best viewpoint that has Guayaquil.

Flights in Paraglider on different points of Ecuador.

Posted on: June 26th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Flights in Paraglider on different points of Ecuador.

An unforgettable experience flying paragliding on Ecuador’s coasts and in the heights of the Andes with incredible views of its mangroves, beaches, mountains, towns and cities. Fly through the skies and see the world at bird’s eye view.

There is no previous knowledge or experience to carry out the flight in a paraglider, a head that is recommended with a specialized guide.

In our learning school with an instructor certified by APPI (Pilot and Instructor Paragliding Association).

Below we detail the following courses as long as you find categories.

Open Sky Pilot

It is the first grade in the APPI Education System. The student learns how to install and control the air on the ground and have their first solitary flight experience. At this level, the student is allowed to fly only with radio communication and under the supervision of the instructor.

Adventure pilot

He is a student capable of flying in paragliding from takeoff to the landing zone in stable weather conditions. At this level, the student is still allowed to fly only with radio communication and under the supervision of the instructor.

APPI Pilot

He is a student who has reached the level to become an independent.

They are able to: fly without supervision

  • Analyze the different climatic conditions

Having a specialty in Alpine

Before flying at different sites, it is recommended that APPI pilots choose the places where they can receive help from an APPI school.


At this level you will learn how to find and rotate in tactics. The Guayaquil drain is used for this level.

Pedernales – Province of Manabí – Ecuador

Posted on: March 11th, 2017 by opeturmo 3 Comments

Pedernales – Province of Manabí – Ecuador

The beach of Pedernales is located three hours from the city of Manta specifically in the province of Manabí.

Pedernales was settled by the Jama-Coaque culture, which was found by the Spaniards on the banks of the river of the same name and from which some ceramic remains are preserved. It is crossed by the Equator.



The mouth of the river Cojimíes is 40 km. Of extension,
part of it limits the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas.

In Pedernales a historical event was developed: in 1736 was the Geodesic Mission, commanded by Charles Marie de la Condamine, who in Punta Palmar considered the first point for the measurement of the arc that would determine the shape of the earth.


Pedernales beaches are charming for travelers, in this beach you will find a number of tourist activities to do. Enjoy the enchanting waves that this sector has, put your umbrella and look at the peace and tranquility that you were looking for.

At the same time relax
that you just start the adventure, you can do different water sports

It is perfect for water sports such as diving for this place, it is lovely to immerse yourself in the clear waters that you have, to practice surfing in the waves of the beaches of Pedernales. The sea is perfectly designed so you can practice this magnificent sport.

You can also go kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. Since in this sector of Ecuador is
the ideal for the practice of fishing.

Its gastronomy is very varied like fish fillets, fried corvina, shrimp ceviche, conch ceviche, in itself a number of the best typical dishes of the Ecuadorian coast.












Carnival 2017 – Santa Elena – Montañita – Paragliding

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Carnival 2017 – Santa Elena – Montañita – Paragliding

The carnival is a public celebration that takes place immediately before Christian Lent, with a variable date (between February and March depending on the year), and which combines some elements such as costumes, parades, and street parties.

By extension are called like this some similar feasts in any time of the year. In spite of the great differences that its celebration presents in the world, its common characteristic is to be a period of permissiveness and certain descontrol.

The origin of its celebration seems plausible of the pagan festivals like those realized in honor to baco the Roman god of the wine, the saturnales and the Roman lupercales, or those that were realized in honor of the bull Apis in Egypt. According to some historians, the origins of this festival would go back to Sumer and ancient Egypt, more than 5000 years ago, with very similar celebrations in the time of the Roman Empire from where the custom by Europe expanded, being taken to America by the Spanish sailors And Portuguese from the end of the fifteenth century.

The Ecuadorian carnival is very cultural and is celebrated with water, carnival foam, talc, eggs or flour to paint the face or any type of vegetable-type painting.

We can enjoy the carnival in any area from cultural to adventure, so on this holiday do not hesitate to make paragliding.

Paragliding is a fun way to get out of that daily routine. Besides being a sport of adventure, it is a form of expression and freedom.

To do paragliding first they equip you that includes putting helmets, copilot harnesses since the harness has an airbag system.

Then follow the instructions of the pilot, you relax and enjoy of the ride, in this sport you do not need to have some knowledge, who does everything is the pilot.

This sport integrates the mountain and the air like no other. Also you can observe in our viewpoint the ocean with constant winds and feel the sea breeze.

It is a beautiful experience that you must do in the company of your family and friends, dare to feel the adrenaline of adventure sport.

We are 10 minutes before Montañita near the community of Libertador Bolivar – Playa Bruja.

Libertador Bolívar – Santa Elena – Ecuador

Posted on: February 18th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Libertador Bolívar – Santa Elena – Ecuador

Libertador Bolívar is a town located 131 km from Guayaquil, in the north of the province of Santa Elena, has a length of 3100 m of beach, its most common flora and fauna are: Cocus nucifera (coconuts), Musa x paradisiaca ( Banana), beach creeping, Gastropoda (snail), Pelecanus occidentalis (pelican), Ucides occidentalis (Crab).

In this village, between Manglaralto and Montañita, in the province of Santa Elena, you will find huts, with palm leaves as a roof, to spread your towel and rest.

It has a wide beach of straight form, with slope slightly pronounced. On the beach you can see palapas of wood with cade and in the background, the population and small hills with vegetation of dry forest.

Libertador Bolívar has three bars located on the beach that look the same, but at the same time they are very authentic: hammocks, palm leaves, bamboo cane and lounge music during the day. And let’s be serious, the Ecuadorian coast without music is not Ecuador!

Libertador Bolívar is one of the most authentic places in Ecuador, and small enough to enjoy a weekend of relaxation.

Its main economic activity is the commerce through the handicrafts, typical gastronomy and the tourism.

In addition you can enjoy the landscape in another perspective from the skies, performing the activity of the paragliding which consists of leaving from a mountain with an instructor with an estimated time of 15 minutes, feel the adrenaline and adventure of the sport.



Posted on: February 7th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments


On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the month of love and friendship there are many people who want to give a gift to their partners.

This 14th of February, the world celebrates the day of love and friendship so you can celebrate it the best way you can give a love letter is something that will never go out of style, but it would be much better to accompany it with a paragliding flight With a duration of 15 minutes in addition to enjoying the adrenaline of adventure sport, be it the gift for the loved one or both, they can leave both at the same time with different instructors

Do not wait any longer and dare to do something new and that can surprise your partner.

Paragliding Quito – Ecuador – Adventure sports and adrenaline

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by opeturmo 3 Comments

Paragliding Quito – Ecuador – Adventure sports and adrenaline

Quito by its conveniently located location is also the ideal starting point for exploring all of Ecuador. In its surroundings it is possible to make multiple excursions of one day.

The streets of the sector of La Mariscal are crowded with travel agencies, restaurants and bars, where many of the visitors spend much of their time.

You can do paragliding in Quito:

Paragliding Quito, for this experience it is not necessary to have any prior knowledge, because before flying the pilot will make an introduction with you and explain everything you need to know about your tandem flight.

The tandem flight with a two-seater paraglider is practically suitable for everyone, from the age of 6.

Come and enjoy a tandem flight, where you can make your dream come true and where you will get away from the ground and you will be taken by the landscapes of the mountains of the Ecuadorian Andes with our professional pilots who will accompany you during an unforgettable trip

In Quito there are two suitable places to fly: Lumbisí and Teleferico.


Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments


Montañita paragliding flights, consisting of an expert pilot flying with a passenger without previous knowledge, are made from Playa Bruja (70 mts.), Libertador Bolívar, 10 minutes before Montanita.

Its duration is approximately 15 minutes. We fly every day that the weather permits, the best time is between 12pm and 16pm. Anyone can do it, and it is best to communicate at least 24 hours in advance.

You can bring your camera, or we provide the camera GOPRO. The price includes the transfer from our office to the take-off point (Playa Bruja), but you can also go on your own. In case of several passengers, you can fly simultaneously.

The paragliding is a very relaxing sport, suitable for any age from the age of 5 and enjoy the tranquility and for a moment disconnect from everything. In the takeoff place we have a viewpoint where you can observe the beautiful landscape that offers us the nature, its beaches and sea breeze.

Our office is open from 9 am until 5 pm.


  • Once your reservation is made remember to make an appointment in advance, subject to availability.
  • It is necessary to come with an SD memory card of at least 4GB.
  • The performance of the activity is subject to weather conditions. In case of cancellation a new date will be adjudicated (in no case the amount will be refunded).

Chimborazo Province – Chimborazo Volcano – Ecuador

Posted on: January 18th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Chimborazo Province – Chimborazo Volcano – Ecuador

The Province of Chimborazo is one of the 24 provinces that make up the Republic of Ecuador, located mainly on the hoy of Chambo in the northeast and the holes of Chimbo and Chanchán in the southwest. Its administrative capital is the city of Riobamba, which is also its largest and most populated city.

Chimborazo is the highest volcano and mountain in Ecuador and the farthest point from the center of the earth, the closest point to outer space, which is why it is called “the closest point to the sun”, because Earth’s diameter at equatorial latitude is higher than at Everest latitude (about 28 ° north). Its last known eruption is believed to have occurred around 550 AD.

The Chimborazo is surrounded by the Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve, which forms a protected ecosystem to preserve the native camelids of the Andes, such as the vicuña, the llama, and the alpaca.

Chimborazo is predominantly a stratovolcano. On clear days of open skies, it has been seen from the city of Guayaquil, which is 142 km.

A tradition of the communities close to this volcano was to take the ice from the mountain glaciers to the village to prepare their drinks.

These people were known as “the coolers of Chimborazo”. Today only one person is dedicated to this activity Mr. Baltasar Ushca called by the Ecuadorian people as “The last icemaker of Chimborazo”.

This activity consists of cutting blocks of ice from the glacier on Tuesdays and Fridays, and transporting them with mules to sell them in snow cones, called “raspados”. They are usually found in popular parks and in the markets of the city of Riobamba.

Paragliding Montañita Flight with Sandra Villacres and Monica Jurado

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding Montañita Flight with Sandra Villacres and Monica Jurado

Paragliding flight on the Ecuadorian coast, enjoying the beautiful scenery  of the beaches  and the adrenaline of adventure sport.

Nothing more beautiful than enjoy the tranquility and relax in a paragliding flight, a dynamic flight and especially with qualified and experienced instructors.

You do not necessarily have to have some kind of knowledge about this sport, it is not an adventure tourism, do not miss the opportunity to do something different and new, leaving the routine in moments is very necessary.

Paragliding is a way of expressing freedom, feeling like a bird above the skies, watching from above how wonderful nature offers us.

Province of Bolivar – The Carnival of Guaranda -Ecuador

Posted on: January 13th, 2017 by opeturmo 1 Comment

Province of Bolivar – The Carnival of Guaranda -Ecuador
The province Bolivar is in the center of Ecuador. The main canton of the province is Guaranda, a city located approximately 235 km south of Quito (Capital of Ecuador), approximately 4 hours with a 30 minute journey by private car or by bus. Besides enjoying the Carnival.

Guaranda is known as the city of the Seven Hills, are traditional carnival parties, which are celebrated several days in advance. The visitors of those days are encouraged to drink the chicha (typical drink) and the popular Blue Bird liquor, to get in tune with the cheerful and communal spirit of the festivities. At 2,650 meters above sea level, it is the smallest capital of the provinces of the Sierra.

The Carnival of Guaranda constitutes the “Fiesta Mayor” of this city and province of Ecuador. Guaranda is known for this cultural expression of popular tradition.

The carnival that is celebrated in the month of February makes Guaranda one of the cities most visited by the national tourists as foreigners. There are several previous comparsas, traditional dances and festive air before the game with water, streamers, cariocas, eggs, added to typical foods and the strong liquor called “blue bird”.

Like other celebrations in the region, it is a mixture of festivities originated in the Catholic religion and Inca rites. Its form of celebration unites the two cultures; Indigenous and mestizo-European.
The religious celebration represents the three days before Lent of Holy Week; The other, the pre-Columbian indigenous, is related to the fertility of the land, which is why a lot of water is used in the Carnival. According to the Shaman legend, the Cacique, who was the leader of the tribe of descendants of the gods Daryanna Macias, had to imitate the whiteness of the snow, to be like a cloud, that is when the habit of covering the body originates with Talc or flour to clean whiteness with water.

During carnival feast we find the following typical dishes: Fritada, mote, potatoes with guacamole, morcilla, chigüiles, sweet of zambo, fruits and quince, chicha, among others.
In the Carnival of Guaranda it is played with serpentines, talcs, lotions, flowers, confites, dust and of course water; Is a party animated by comparsas, pregones, counterpoints, public dances and festival of typical foods that are part of the carnival culture.

There are some versions on the origin of the Carnival of Guaranda, then two stories are exposed: The first is considered that the Guarangas, ancestral tribe belonging to the Chimbus nation, held a feast in honor of its Cacique (El Cacique Guaranga) and To give thanks to Pachacamac and to nature. All were prepared with food and drink to receive to the tribes of the surroundings that attended the celebration and they celebrated it during three days. In the festivities they had disguised, danced, sang songs, painted faces with paintings, dressed in animal skins, drank chicha and corn-based foods and ate in their homes, those of neighbors, relatives and friends. Many went along the paths inviting and celebrating the party, dancing and throwing corn flour, flowers and perfumed water to the tambora, rondadores and pingullos.

Paragliding Motor – Paratrike Ecuador

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding Motor – Paratrike Ecuador

The paratrike is an evolution of paragliding that arises from the need to be able to practice this activity in areas without sufficient height; In this way the paragliding pilots began to equip with engines in the back to help in the takeoff in those zones (paramotor).

We have zones to realize this type of flight in paramotor and paratrike. Depending on the wind conditions the take-off point will vary, but always in the vicinity of the beaches, so that before or after the flight you can spend a fantastic day of beach and flight.

The paratrike is a variety of classic paragliding, it has a motor at its rear so you do not need to be at a certain height so you can take off. Next to a professional monitor you can enjoy beautiful landscapes under your feet, a totally new and unique perspective of the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz.

Our experience includes photos or videos (micro sd for videos), so you can remember this exciting and share your experiences with family and friends

Manabí, land of charm and beauty Puerto Lopez

Posted on: December 29th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Manabí, land of charm and beauty
Manabí, land of charm, full of passion and beauty. Its beautiful beaches, hotel infrastructure and real estate are not only the magnet of national tourists, but also of foreigners who arrive on important cruise ships. His fame comes from the kindness of his people.
Los Frailes is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador. It is a particularly beautiful area due to its cliffs and beaches, which are reached by crossing a beautiful dry forest that exhibits species of flora and fauna typical of the area.
In terms of landscapes, it is the most pleasant place of the Park, in Playa de los Frailes you can enjoy a warm bath, swim, walk or just relax on its wide beach, enjoying the softness of the white sand.
The Playa de los Frailes one of the protected areas of the Machalilla National Park has kept it natural, clean and quiet. Although its semicircular bay has very few waves and its waters look calm and seductive, bathers and divers must take care of their strong currents. Its temperature varies between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Among the native plants of this zone we find: rastreras, manzanillo, muyuyo, palosanto, barbasco, cactus, papayo, chapuca, marine pechiche, arrayan or realito, verdolaga marina, tuna, among others.
In the surroundings of this beach you can find pelicans, gallinazos, white heron, seagull, snails, crabs, among others.
• Hiking: Hiking and nature lovers can take the longest trail, winding through a dry forest with bottle-shaped trees with thick thorns and long, thin cacti. In addition, there are rock formations, lookouts, small bays and islets.
This path also passes through two beaches:
• Playita Negra, a small bay of black sands.
• “La Tortuguita” beach, its waters are transparent, have a light green color.
From La Tortuguita Beach you can take the main road back to Los Frailes Beach, or take another detour that leads through aromatic trees to a high open field where you can see the shore.
Those who choose this hike will be rewarded with various wildlife sightings that may include blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, lizards, deer, and of course the white sands of the open and natural Playa de Los Frailes.
• Humpback Whale Watching: The high season is in July and August when humpback whale migration is at its climax and there are plenty of tours to take travelers to the sea to observe whales and hear them sing during their trip, Which begins in Antarctica and reaches the equator, where they mate and have their offspring. This area is also very visited during the rainy season because the bathers find warmer temperatures.
Tasaste (The Arch of Love
The contrast of fresh and salt water makes this place a favorite destination for tourism. With its calm and clean beaches await the tourists to enjoy this beautiful corner of the Ecuadorian coast This approximately to about 16,5 km of the cantonal head Jama, in Tasaste you will find cabañas where is expended typical food Manabita, also exists an estuary Fresh water and bathrooms with public showers.

The “Arc of Love”, a rocky formation located in the town of Tasaste, which was eroded by sea water and wind; In turn is the representative icon of this canton.
Height of the Bow of Love

The Arc of Love geological formation of 10 meters of height approximately.
It has a dry subtropical climate. Sometimes there are cold currents of the sea and the average annual precipitations are of 550 millimeters.
As native plants we have: dry shrubs, weekly, carob, and as far as wildlife at the moment do not stand out birds or fish.

Its beach form is open and wide at low tide, with a slight slope delimited to the north of tip cow head and to the south by Tip Tasaste and the estuary of the estuary tasaste, where fishermen houses built with cane, wood and Cadi.
Its front of mountain range low vegetation edges of high tide with stone rocky and rolled.
The “Arc of Love” is a rocky formation located in the town of Tasaste, which was eroded by sea water and wind; In turn is the representative icon of this canton.


Posted on: December 27th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


It is approaching a great event. But, now that you have decided to propose marriage, how will you do it in a very special and meaningful way? There are so many things to keep in mind, from the proposal itself to the engagement gifts. Will you make your marriage proposal privately or in public? Will it do so surprisingly and extravagantly or keep a low profile? And what will you do with respect to the pinnacle of all engagement gifts – the engagement ring?

Today, it is important to adjust your marriage proposal to the unique character of your partner. Some imagine a simple, classic proposal in some elegant restaurant after a night in the city. Other, more adventurous individuals describe an extravagant surprise or a proposal in public. However, even though you may know your loved one perfectly, you want to make sure the answer is affirmative, and you want her to respond emphatically.


We understand how tense and difficult it can be to plan the perfect marriage proposal. For each and every one of you who are planning your proposal.

For couples full of adrenaline, we invite you to take a look at our marriage proposal.

Taking a paragliding flight both with different instructors, with landing on the beach where you will find the most important word “CASATE WITH ME”, where it will be a magical moment, special and always remembered.

Whatever the type of relationship with your partner, whether it is more in line with a classic and romantic marriage proposal, or an unusual and fun marriage proposal

It is you who decide to go deeper and find the best marriage proposal. One thing is certain: the best proposal of marriage is that which comes from the heart.

Montañita – Tourist Spa – Adventure Sports

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Montañita – Tourist Spa – Adventure Sports

Montañita is located three hours from Guayaquil, 60 km from the city of Santa Elena, covers an area of ​​1400 meters and its waves are wanted by surfers from all over the world and its climate is dry, its temperature is 28 degrees Celsius.

Montañita takes its name to be in a cove surrounded by hills and vegetation at the foot of the sea, like a valley with an extensive beach, at the moment is an international tourist resort visited by young people who practice adventure tourism and surfers, its perfect right waves Reaching 2.5 m attract tourists from all over the world.

Montañita is a cosmopolitan seaside resort, year-round there is a large influx of tourists, are attracted by the range of possibilities of fun and sports that this resort offers.

In this locality they realize international championships of Surf, which has turned a Mountain into a recognized international center for the practice of the surf.

The nightlife is assured with local bohemian music, with lots of organized recreational activities, such as dance and beauty contests.

This beach is wide and the strong waves are favorable for surfing practices and competitions. The constructions that the horse are of modern type, combined with the materials of the zone (wood and cade).

You can also practice Paragliding 10 minutes before arriving in Montañita, in a 15 minute flight with qualified instructor, is an adventure sport full of adrenaline.

The village is the most picturesque, full of rustic dining rooms where you can taste a wide variety of seafood and seafood prepared in exquisite recipes of international cuisine, as well as with its own creole.

Fruit smoothies are preferred by youth, as are the different kinds of pizzas that the natives have learned an accomplishment in exotic combinations and with a unique factory artisan mass.

You can choose the combination of ingredients that causes you to taste. Do not forget to try the shrimp patty, which consists of a flour dough filled with shrimp sauce with spices and vegetables, and fried in oil.

Salinas Santa Elena Ecuador – Tourist Point – Chocolatera

Posted on: December 15th, 2016 by opeturmo 4 Comments

Salinas Santa Elena Ecuador – Tourist Point – Chocolatera

Salinas is a city of the Province of Santa Elena. It is the cantonal head of Canton Salinas. It has a population of 34 719 inhabitants and its urban surface is divided into 4 parishes.

It is located at the western end of the country; Forming part of the urban conglomerate of the lace of Santa Elena. It is known for its beaches, so the city is considered the most important spa in the country.

Salinas has to be analyzed culturally from the general perspective of the canton Santa Elena, starting from the fact that its territorial divisions are relatively new.

The presence of the man in all this sector that occupy him at the moment the cantons of Santa Elena, La Libertad and Salinas indicate an occupation from the year 8600 BC until today.

The Salinas climate is arid desert type because a section of the Humboldt current passes through the peninsula.

Its annual average of precipitation is between 125 to 150 mm, is thus one of the Ecuadorian cities drier. Here the temperatures oscillate between the 21 and 33 ° C.

The city is considered the most important, popular and visited beach of Ecuador, for its beautiful and cozy beaches, first class hotels, clubs, bars, discos and sports centers for the tourist.

Among the tourist attractions of Salinas are:

  • Chipipe Beach: It is the widest beach, known and safe in the area, has few waves so it is recommended for children and inexperienced people.

 Its calm blue waters, birds, the beach and the tall buildings next to it make the place a very attractive landscape. In the middle of the beach is the “Salinas Yacht Club”. It is possible to go snorkeling.

  • San Lorenzo Beach: This beach offers great waves, so it is ideal for surfing, Here is a variety of crafts and fishing activity.

 On this beach there are numerous crabs that, when approaching a person, are hidden in holes made in the sand by themselves.

  • Mar Bravo beach: This beach is forbidden to bathe, because its waters are very dangerous. The sunsets are the main attraction of the place.
  • The Chocolatera: It is located in the Naval Base of Salinas. It is the western end of the city, the canton, the province and the country; It is also the westernmost point of South America. It is called Chocolatera by the way the waves burst in the existing caves, forming foam and steam like a cup of chocolate. It has a colony of 20 sea lions and a lighthouse.
  • Museo Salinas Siglo XXI: Located on the Malecón and Guayas and Quil streets, it is known as “The Museum of the Great Peninsula”. The Archaeological Hall presents a complete sample of the cultures that settled on this great peninsula.

Paragliding Ancon Salinas Opeturmo S.A. Adventure sport

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding Ancon Salinas Opeturmo S.A. Adventure sport

Ancon is a parish of the canton Santa Elena, province Santa Elena, in Ecuador. Ancon, Ecuador’s first oil city.

It is also a historical cultural heritage founded by the English Company Anglo Ecuadorian Oilfields Limited.

Featuring petroleum capital of the Province of Santa Elena, being a legible icon of sports culture in various disciplines such as soccer, tennis, baseball, and surfing, among others.

Further work is needed on sustainable and sustainable community development proposals.

Campo Ancon is the main oil producer. It is divided into 15 areas: Perito, La Fuente, Certez, Emporio, Santo Tomás, San Joaquín, La Fe, Tablazo, Tigre, Cacique, Central, Ancón, Seca, Hecotea and Concepción. The areas of Navarre and Asturias, to the north of this field, were gas producers.

There are also the fields of Petrópolis, San Raymundo, Santa Paula, Cautivo, Carmela and El Tambo.

Did you know that Ecuador has been producing oil for more than 100 years, that the initiator of this was General Eloy Alfaro, and that the exploitation of this mineral began in the peninsula of Santa Elena?

“Ecuador on wheels” arrived at Ancón parish, which was born as an oil camp.

In Ancon it seems that the calendar stopped in the early 1900s, when it was born as a mining camp of Anglo Oilfield Company. Across the peninsula, there are 2,882 oil wells. More than a hundred years have passed from that first barrel, and the land is still raw. William Swanson is Pacifpetrol superintendent of production, his grandfather worked in those fields with the English, but the story goes back much further back to the aboriginal times that called Copei oil flowing naturally from the depths of that land.

The British oil tankers who arrived in 1911 left because they were occupied in the affairs of World War I and would return 11 years later to develop their investment and with that to Ancon, to extract the best oil of the country

In addition to that, you can practice paragliding, a dynamic flight with qualified instructor for 15 minutes in the sky and enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Ecuadorian coast


Canoa, Manabí, Ecuador – Paradise and Tranquility

Posted on: December 7th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Canoa, Manabí, Ecuador – Paradise and Tranquility

The beach of Canoa is a paradise of 17 kilometers of tranquility, nature and fun is located in the province of Manabí, near the city of Bahía de Caráquez and San Vicente.

Ecotourism and the excellent waves for surfers are some of the main offers of this place.

The town has a very active nightlife. The huts along the white sand beach house clubs and restaurants where local dishes and drinks are served until late at night.

Its geography is propitious to fly in hang gliders and paragliding, jumping from the cliff on the beach.

On overflights to the north end you pass through a cave that is home to resting bats and blue-footed boobies that you can visit when the tide is low.

The beach is characterized by its extensive white sand that covers about 17 kilometers in length reaching the beach of Briceño and San Vicente.

The best time to surf is between December and May, when the waves reach two meters or more in height and the conditions for surfing and swimming are the best.

Canoa beach is perfectly designed to surf in its big waves. If you do not have your surfboard do not worry because on the beach in Canoa you will find shops that are dedicated to rent surfboards, so you and your family will have fun.

Some options from the canoe beach are: bicycle rental, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, surfing lessons and paragliding.

Paragliding on Canoa Beach

Enjoying an exciting flight over the infinite blue of the sea and the green of the forests will be an unforgettable experience.

The beach of Canoa offers the opportunity to be able to fly in Parapente from diverse points propitious for this sport as the cliffs and peaks. Accompanied by the specialized team and raised in a 4×4 starts this adventure.

Horseback riding

The horseback riding is another impressive activity that takes place in the surroundings of Canoa, a ride on a horse, feel the excitement of the horse when entering the sea and walk through the nearby woods observing the spectacular flora and fauna from a natural lookout.

Typical gastronomy of Canoa

Canoe is based on a rich variety of seafood. The exquisite dishes that you can order at any restaurant are the following: seafood rice, marine soups, shrimp ceviche, shrimp, roasted shell, shell ceviche, mixed ceviche, among many more.

Savoring the rich seafood of Canoa is something you do not have to miss.

The city of Loja – Ecuador Natural and Cultural Charm

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


The city of Loja – Ecuador Natural and Cultural Charm

Loja, officially Inmaculada Concepción de Loja, is a city in Ecuador, capital of the province and canton Loja, located in the south of the country. Known as the “Cultural Capital of Ecuador”

Loja is considered as a seat of Ecuadorian culture, for this reason it is known as the “Cultural Capital of Ecuador”. A local saying is: “He who does not play the guitar can sing a song, he who does not sing a song can write a verse, he who does not write a verse is read in a book”.

Loja prides itself as the birthplace of renowned intellectuals of national importance

Due to its development and geographical location was named administrative headquarters of the South Region or zone 7 comprised by the provinces of El Oro, Loja and Zamora Chinchipe.

The climate of Loja is temperate-equatorial sub-humid. With an average air temperature of 16 ° C. The annual oscillation of the lojana temperature is 1.5 ° C.

The city of Loja has a marked microclimate, being the northeastern sector warmer than the rest of the urban area.




Museum of Lojana Culture: Located in the Historic Center of the city of Loja, next to the central square, is the Museum of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

Mothers Conceptas Museum: it is in a convent of the seventeenth century, which belongs to the colonial period.

Museum of Archeology: Opened in 2004, the Museum of Archeology houses about 1,600 pieces, many of which are from the pre-Columbian period. There are three floors of the museum, organized by the age of the finds.

Museum of Music of the Pío Jaramillo Alvarado Cultural Center: Located on Bernardo Valdivieso Street, in the Historical Center, opened in 2004, the museum houses exhibitions on the musical history of composers and Loja, from the Renaissance to the avante-garde.

Matilde Hidalgo de Procel Museum: The museum, on the main floor of the Provincial Government building in Loja, houses the objects of Matilde Hidalgo’s life, the first woman to become a doctor of medicine in Ecuador, and also the first woman To vote in Latin America

The city has great tourist attractions, due to its art and culture, that we can feel it mainly in its Historic Center, knowing that also it is surrounded by populations with a rich tradition like Saraguro and Vilcabamba. That is why it is classified as one of the main tourist destinations of Ecuadorians and Peruvians, for it has a hotel infrastructure that every major city needs to receive visitors, being the third city with the highest number of luxury hotels and hostels , Of all the Ecuador after Quito and Guayaquil.

City Gate: The City Gate, model of the city’s Coat of Arms, presented by King Philip II of Spain in 1571. The City Gate is located on Gran Colombia Avenue, has a museum where Is exhibited galleries displaying contemporary works of Lojano art, a coffee shop and gift shop. A stunning view of the city center is located up the clock tower.

Cathedral: The main cathedral, a masterpiece in the colonial style, is located in the central square. It is the home of the Virgin of the Swan during its two months of stay in the city of Loja. The Cathedral is one of the largest churches in Ecuador. It is also the headquarters of the Diocese of Loja.


In the south of the city, belonging to the National University of Loja, there are several hectares of native plants from the provinces of Loja, Zamora Chinchipe and El Oro. Considered a natural laboratory, it is located 5 km from the city of Loja in the Via Vilcabamba. It was founded in 1949 by the distinguished botanist Reinaldo Espinosa, has an area of approximately 7 hectares. The Botanical Garden Reinaldo Espinosa is the oldest in Ecuador and the only one located in the convergence knot of warm humid bioclimatic currents of the Amazon and warm droughts of the Pacific slope, a situation that gives rise to a unique floristic diversity of the basin And province of Loja.


It is a national park located in the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe, in the south east of Ecuador. It was established on December 15, 1982. The Park is an area of mega diversity and an area of high degree of endemism due to its location among diverse biological systems.9 It extends over 146,280 km2; In the two foothills of the Eastern Cordillera


The Yacurí National Park is an Ecuadorian national park that extends over an area of 431 km² and is located on the border between the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe. It is part of a large Protected Forest of 733 km² and was founded in 2009. The headwaters of the Mayo-Chinchipe (east) and Chira-Catamayo (west) basins are in the park. The Yacurí National Park has more than 46 high altitude lakes. The most commonly visited lakes are:

The Black Lagoon, a very deep lake in the caldera of an extinct volcano. It is known for its medicinal waters and is often visited by nearby traditional priests (or healers).


Cuy roasted, hen guinea, peas with guineo, cecina, frit, repe, tamales, humitas, sango, chili peppers, quesadillas, empanadas de viento, horchata, figs with cheese, honey with quesillo.

Paragliding flights Opeturmo S.A. Adventure sport

Posted on: November 29th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding flights Opeturmo S.A. Adventure sport

A paraglider is an aircraft made only of cloth and ropes, with no rigid structure apart from the pilot’s chair.

The paraglider is really a descendant of the exhibition parachutes: not of the round parachutes, but of others of square or rectangular plant formed by two layers of cloth, which have some capacity to plan.

At the end of the seventies, parachutists specialized in show jumps, tried to take off from a steep incline to save the lift with the airplane. That was the beginning.

It is a sport that consists of launching into the void from a steep slope with a parachute of rectangular shape and already open to fly taking advantage of the winds and currents.

Paragliding is undoubtedly a very technical sport, like the hang gliding, which can not be learned in any way, that must be practiced with prudence and that forces us to know very well what are our real possibilities and our limits.

To fly is enough paragliding, the chair (equipped with an emergency parachute), boots that allow us to walk and run safely through rough terrain and a helmet, but if we predict that the flight can be prolonged or that we can find ascending currents, We will also need warm clothing and gloves, since when climbing we will find layers of very cold air, although on the ground it becomes a summer heat.

In addition, it is good to have a radio to maintain contact with land and a variator or “vario”, device that will indicate if we climb or if we lose height and at what speed we do.

As in all sports that require the use of material that will depend on our safety, we must periodically review each element of the equipment: the parachute must be deployed and folded every three or six months, the cordos, the bands, the chair, its Anchor tapes, sail, need frequent and careful checks.

This way we can always rely on our team.


Posted on: November 24th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Isabela Island


The island Isabela (official name in Spanish) is the largest island of the Ecuadorian archipelago of the Galápagos Islands, with 4588 km2 of surface. It represents 60% of the total land area

Named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I of Castile who sponsored the voyage of Columbus, and its name in English, it is in honor of the Duke of Albemarle. It is the largest island in the archipelago, with an area of 4588 km² and occupies 58% of the land area of the islands.

The shape of the island is due to the fusion of five large volcanoes (Cerro Azul, Sierra Negra, Salcedo, Darwin and Wolf) into a single mass. It has a population of approximately 2200 inhabitants. The highest point is the Wolf volcano, which reaches 1,707 meters of altitude.

 On this island you can observe penguins, marine iguanas, non-flying cormorants, blue-footed boobies, pelicans, as well as abundant zayapas and dyers. In the skirts and boilers of the six volcanoes of Isabela, you can see giant turtles and terrestrial iguanas, as well as finches, pigeons, hawks and an interesting vegetation.

The third largest human settlement in the archipelago and its largest port, known as Puerto Villamil or Albemarle, is located on the southern tip of the island.

It has a population of 2200 inhabitants. The highest point is the Wolf Volcano, which reaches 1707msnm, being one of the six volcanoes (Ecuador, Wolf, Darwin, Alcedo, Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul) found on Isabela Island (five of them are active).

The shape of the island is due to the fusion of these six great volcanoes into a single mass. This island is the only one of the Galapagos that is crossed by the line of the Ecuador.

The third largest human settlement in the archipelago, Puerto Villamil, is located at the southern end of the island.

Other popular attractions are the “Wall of Tears” (a wall or wall built by prisoners when the islands were a prison or prison) and the lagoon Flamenco. Both places are in the southern part of the island.

On this island you will find General Villamil airport on Isabela Island, located 2.5 km from the center of Puerto Villamil. This airport is the least traveled of the archipelago; Receives just over twelve flights a day. Its track 17/35 measures 1500 meters long by 30 meters wide.

Paragliding Flights Tandems Adrenaline Montañita Ecuador

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


Paragliding Flights Tandems Adrenaline Montañita Ecuador

Montañita, Ecuador is known for fun and strong waves for surfing. At 10 minutes we can make paragliding near the community of Libertador Bolivar – Playa Bruja.

Paragliding is a fun way to get out of that daily routine. Besides being a sport of adventure, it is a form of expression and freedom.

To do paragliding first they equip you that includes putting on helmets, co-pilot harnesses since the harness has an airbag system.

Then follow the instructions of the pilot-instructor, you relax and you take care of the ride, in this sport you do not necessarily have to have some knowledge, who really does everything is the pilot.

This sport integrates the mountain and the air like no other. Also you can observe in our viewpoint the ocean with constant winds and feel the sea breeze.

It is a beautiful experience that you must do in the company of your family and friends, dare to feel the adrenaline of adventure sport.

Isla San Cristobal – Galapagos an adventure to discover.

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

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San Cristóbal Island – Galápagos

Isla San Cristobal – Galapagos is named in honor of Cristobal Martyr, in English its name is due to Chatham, its capital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, is to the south of the island. It has an extension of 430 km2. San Cristobal is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos and the fifth largest island in the archipelago and San Joaquin mountain is the highest elevation with 7330 masl.

San Cristóbal Island is the second in population number of the whole Archipelago. In the northern part of the island San Cristobal has some volcanic peaks which reveal its volcanic origin, has the largest freshwater lake in Galapagos, known as “El Junco” has an almost circular shape, offers incredible landscapes.
In this lake you can enjoy admiring some Galapagos birds such as: seagulls, blue-and-red-footed boobies and Galapagos finches

The South of the Island is full of abundant vegetation that includes: miconia shrubs, plants like the Scalesia, Gordilloi and Calandrina Galápagos. There are also ferns endemic to the Galapagos. Date of cantonization February 18, 1973.

Its main town is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno which is located to the South-West of the island. It has beautiful beaches of conchilla and white coral, like Playa Ochoa in whose blue waters one discovers great part of species that live in the archipelago. Among them are large colorful birds and sea lions.

The famous naturalist Charles Darwin who is the author of “The Origin of Species” arrived in the Galapagos Island San Cristobal in 1835. The offers for tourists are wide: beaches far from the world, a lagoon of fresh water where the frigates flutter, Islets and rocky beaches that are the territory of sea lions, dive sites and more.

A paradise for adventure. From its history of the last century and the reign of terror lived in Hacienda Progreso, there are only two white walls in ruins.

Near the lake You can visit La Galapaguera which is a sanctuary for the giant Galapagos tortoises. It’s a long walk so do not forget to bring enough water, food and good shoes.
It has impressive attractions such as León Dormido, Isla Lobos and Cerro Tijeretas, places closer to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the province, where there is also an Interpretation Center.

There are animals that are unique to the island, such as the cucuve species, the lava lizard, there are also unique silver, such as the Galapagos Calandrina and Leococarpus Darwin. It is possible to practice two sports activities like surfing and diving. This island is famous for its large waves.

Typical meals
Wahoo grilled, prawns and corviches.

Tourist attractions
Cerro Tijeretas: where you can see a large number of seabirds and you can also immerse yourself in a wonderful cove to admire the richness of its seabed.

The Interpretation Center: it is the most modern architectural space for the Galapagos natural interpretation, where you can learn about the volcanic formation of the islands, the evolution of the species, and various topics that will allow you to understand the complex systems and management models Of the islands.

Punta Carola: where you can surf and also a place classified as one of the best in the world to practice this interesting sport.

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: cultural capital of the archipelago surrounded by a wonderful sea wall, a fishing port par excellence and where you can taste the rich gastronomy of the area.

Punta Pitt: where it is possible to observe the three species of piqueros and also you can practice snorkeling.
León Dormido: an interesting rock formation in the middle of the sea that keeps an interesting marine wealth.

La Lobería: It is a beach located just 10 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. During the trip you will observe a rare and exotic vegetation that you have probably never seen before. On this beach you will find a long colony of Galapagos sea lions resting along the beach.

Isla Lobos: It is a small and peaceful island separated by a channel of Isla San Cristóbal. It is an excellent place to practice snorkeling. You can see sea lions, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Getting to this place takes about an hour by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Paragliding Course Ecuador – Adventure Sports

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding Course Ecuador – Adventure Sports

This is what one of our students lived in the course of intensive paragliding from 4 to 5 days. Made in Libertador Bolivar, 10 minutes before Montanita. The adventure sport full of adrenaline and adventure, sharing pleasant moments.

First conducting training on the beach, rising, inflation and ground control wing

Second day learning theory of flight, that day I conducted ground training, and then their first flights in tandem instructions accompanying the instructor.

Third day of school again theory of flight, flights in tandem instructional accompanying instructor, first flights only led by instructor Radio takeoff and second instructor, landing on the beach.

Fourth day theory of flight, flight instructor led only Radio takeoff and landing second instructor on the beach.

Fifth day theory of flight, his last flight instructor led, christening and graduation certificate delivery drivers AEP (Ecuadorian Association of Professional pilots) and APPI (International Association of Professional and instructor pilots)

History of paragliding – Sports of adventure and adrenaline

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


History of paragliding

Paragliding (paragliding French acronym for parachute, parachute and pente, pending) it is a sport born in the late twentieth century by the inventiveness of mountaineers who wanted to fly down with a parachute from the peaks they had ascended.

The wing, and sometimes whole team is named with the same name, paragliding. The technical definition would be flexible lightweight glider. Glider has no engine because flexible because there is no rigid parts that make up the wing, so it can be transported in the trunk of a car.

The pilot and the passenger occasionally paragliding will be equipped with the mandatory safety equipment, helmets and emergency parachute, and various electronic instruments.

The dynamic flight is moving past a barrier against the wind, like a surfer on a wave slide, as this wind, climb the slopes, provides a mass of sustaining air. The mountain wave has the same effect, except to be produced by strong weather winds that ascend and descend by orographic produce updrafts and downdrafts as well as very turbulent areas, also called “rotors”. Thermodynamic flight is just make convergence breezes different orientation which produces an elongated generally upward region and surmounted by convective clouds or clusters. This convergence can be derived by the existing meteorological wind at higher layers of the atmosphere are authentic and highways of free flight. They have come to exceed distances of 400 kilometers in a straight line thanks to this phenomenon.

What to do in Guayaquil? – Paragliding Guayaquil – Adventure

Posted on: November 1st, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

What to do in Guayaquil? – Paragliding Guayaquil
Guayaquil is a city that offers many alternatives to enjoy a good weekend. Its natural beauty, tropical forests and regenerated sites, make this city one of the best destinations in the world to share a good time with your family or friends.
Paragliding is an adventure activity that can be performed in Cerro Blanco – Guayaquil. It is one of the best places for this adventure sport, we leave the club Terra Nostra to takeoff called “Bototillo” which has an altitude of 305ms and we can ascend 500 to 1000 meters high during a flight which lasts 12 to 15 minutes.

The visitors should have no knowledge about the sport, only has to take care of relaxing and enjoying.
Paragliding in Guayaquil integrates mountain and the air like no other. In addition, it is a form of expression and freedom engaging with nature.

Baños de Agua Santa – Puerta del Dorado – Tungurahua Volcano and activities that can be performed.

Posted on: October 29th, 2016 by opeturmo 4 Comments


Baños de Agua Santa – Puerta del Dorado – Tungurahua Volcano and activities that can be performed.

Baños de Agua Santa is located in the province of Tungurahua only 180 km from Quito and 35 km from Ambato. Known as “The Golden Gate” and also known as “The Bit of Heaven” because of the tranquility offered by their environment.

The resort town is located in a valley with waterfalls and hot springs next to the Tungurahua volcano with a height of 5,016 meters.

Has a population of 20,000 inhabitants, is at a height of 1,826 meters and has average temperatures of 20 ° C.

Offers many attractions: you can visit the Basilica of the Virgen del Rosario de Agua Santa, you can visit different waterfalls, climb the Tungurahua (volcano), try the delicious marshmallows (sweet made from sugar cane), there are varieties crafts made in balsa and tagua made elsewhere and resold in this location.

Tungurahua volcano has a height of 5016 meters and is located 25 km east of Ambato. On the slopes of Tungurahua are several villages dedicated to agriculture and a small town called “Baños de Agua Santa” north-west of the volcano.

Called “the black giant” and is one of the easiest to climb volcanoes in Ecuador. The volcano is active since 1999.

Village tourism is closely related to the rest of the canton; the main attraction of the canton is nature, endowed with high biodiversity. It is one of the most tourist towns of Ecuador; It is also known as “La Puerta del Dorado” and also known as “The Bit of Heaven” because of the tranquility offered by their environment. It also offers many attractions: you can visit the Basilica of the Virgen del Rosario de Agua Santa, you can visit different waterfalls, climb the Tungurahua (volcano), try marshmallows (sweet made from sugar cane), there are varieties of handicrafts made in balsa and tagua made elsewhere and resold in this location.

The Mantle of the Bride: This waterfall flows into the Pastaza River. Its name is due to the dimension that has and white that resembles the veil of a bride. From the way Baños – from the way Baños – Mera – Puyo a path that is reaching the waterfall, then there is a suspension bridge over 100 m. length on the Pastaza River, the tour ends here and you can swim, take pictures and admire the wonderful scenery. It is located 11 kilometers Baños. It is about 40 meters high with a single drop. .

What can be done in Baños?

Baños de Agua Santa is a suitable place to practice various adventure sports such as town: rafting, kayaking, canyoning, rock climbing, bungee jumping, horseback riding, nature walks, canopy, mountain biking, etc.

Rafting: It is a sport and recreational activity consists of crossing the river beds in the direction of flow (downstream), usually on some kind of boat or raft. It is done in the Pastaza River in the eastern sector of the city, leaving from San Francisco or from the La Penal (Black River); it is done in two stretches of the river with different levels of difficulty ranging from III to V is required to swim, no experience required level III, but for levels IV and V.

Canopy: Baños has a variety of places where you can do in this city from 250 meters to 1,000 meters one of the places where we can make canopy can find this services with several lines between cloud forests, rivers and ravines this activity it you can make both children and adults.

Kayak: It is a sport that can be practiced only by experts. In the eastern part of Bath in Black River Mole River Parish is, according to some experts is one of the most technical rivers and the best for this sport, besides the beauty of the environment and biodiversity in the sector.

Cayonign: Practiced in the canyons and ravines of rivers, waterfalls descend allows tied to a rope. And with safety equipment, which is provided entirely by the operating agency hired and supervised by experienced guides. In the vicinity there are several places with unique natural landscapes where this activity is carried out, including: Chamana, Rio Blanco and Cashaurco.

Paragliding: flying above the heavens, with qualified instructors, where you can see the beautiful scenery of Baños.

Bungee jumping: It is an extreme sport, namely, a mode of stringing jump is made from rope bridge (s) dynamics (s) (climbing) as pendulum; It is a very exciting and unforgettable experience. In Baños it is done on the bridge of San Francisco (Terrestrial Terminal sector) and Rio Blanco bridge (4 km. East of the city).

Climbing: It requires a lot of strength and adrenaline, which includes heights of considerable danger. In bathrooms there are very specific such as San Martin walls, the path located behind the bus terminal (San Francisco Bridge) composed of volcanic rock, have been implemented in some fixed anchors and certain routes. There is an artificial wall in the Barrio El Recreo in Adventure Park.

Down hill: it can be done on several routes, such as the route of Windows (Runtún) – Baños, there are other more accessible as Chontilla- Lligua The antennae; Osohuaico- Lligua, Pondoa- Baños , or – Baños Plank, Antennas- Baños , Vizcaya- Baños route.

Machalilla National Park Puerto Lopez Manabi – Isla of the Plata

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


Machalilla National Park Puerto Lopez Manabi
The Machalilla National Park is part of the National System of Protected Areas of Ecuador, located on the southern coast of the province of Manabi in the cantons of Jipijapa, Montecristi and Puerto Lopez.

The Machalilla National Park is rich in cultural resources, with 21 known sites representing 5,000 years of human history

It is one of the largest protected areas of the Ecuadorian coast and comprises two areas: a land (56,184 hectares) and a marina (14,430 hectares). Machalilla National Park was established in July 1979.

It takes its name from the ancient pre-Columbian culture that inhabited part of the area, Machalilla. Among its main attractions is the Isla de la Plata and the beach of the Friars.

Hidrogeográfico corridor is part of the Cordillera fog forest. The height of the zone varies from 0 to 840 meters, and the climate is dry however, marine air masses produce moisture. The average annual temperature fluctuates between 23.5 24.5 ° C.

Differences shown climates: tropical arid, from the river mouth Buena Vista, subcálido pre-montane (about 840 m) in the hills Dead Dog and Punta Alta.

Why is it important Machalilla National Park?

It is the only protected area in the continental Ecuador with unique coral reefs on the coast of Ecuador its southern limit reefs in the eastern Pacific and limit distribution of many other tropical marine area.
It has greater biodiversity and important areas of outcrop. Located on transit routes of migratory species.

The faunal diversity of Machalilla National Park in marine and terrestrial areas, is represented by 81 species of mammals, 270 of birds and 143 fish. The main access road is the road between Puerto Lopez – Jipijapa north and south La Libertad.


Machalilla National Park and surrounding forests remaining areas of rainforest include drizzle, similar to the Andean cloud forest in the upper part of the range.

In the lower slopes the forest becomes semi-deciduous and deciduous and towards the coast becomes dry scrub where vegetation is bushy and stocky, there are species of cactus caudones or candelabra cactus and the most representative trees correspond to families Mimosaceae and Capparifaceae.

In the riparian forest there are groups of bamboo cane and large trees like matapalos (Ficus spp.). Other areas are dominated by palms or tagua cade and are generally more intervened areas.

The remaining around the park are embedded in a matrix of disturbed areas dominated by corn, bananas, sugar cane and cattle pastures.


The Machalilla National Park has a large variety of mammals, including species that at present are quite rare in the Ecuadorian coast as the jaguar, howler monkey, capuchin monkey, ocelot, trigrillo, deer, white-tailed deer, bush dog, raccoon cangrejero, tayra ferret, armadillo, armadillo tail rag, kinkajou, coati cuchucho, anteater, agouti, agouti, red squirrel.

Regarding the herpetofauna, there is an almost endemic amphibian species of the area, Colostethus machalilla, plus Porthidium arcosae, also endemic, along with a remarkable diversity of other amphibians and reptiles.

21 bat species are recorded. Sea turtles nest on the beaches of the park and the humpback whales visit the coast, where it is also important diversity of fish, particularly those associated with coral reefs.

In the Isla de la Plata find a wide variety of related to coastal and marine ecosystem, for example, animal species several species of booby, including the gannet called blue-footed boobies, red-footed Alcatraz, and the Nazca booby. Another species found here is the South American sea lion. Dolphins, tropical spotted dolphin as can be found in the waters near the island.

Cajas National Park and tourist attractions – Cuenca

Posted on: August 20th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Cajas National Park and tourist attractions – Cuenca

Cajas National Park and tourist attractions – Cuenca

Cajas National Park and tourist attractions – Cuenca is located in the Andes, south of Ecuador, in the province of Azuay, 33 km northwest of the city of Cuenca. From Cuenca takes about 40 minutes to get to it.

Between the years 500 to 1450, the Cañari formed a federative alliance whose people worshiped the moon, lakes and mountains considered sacred places and the territories of the current park. Then the Incas conquered the region and established themselves as real Tomebamba Cuenca city where it is today.

The “Inca Trail” crosses the park and is a vestige of the road linking the Tambo Tomebamba Paredones (Molleturo), on the strategic route between the highlands and the coast. This road is passable by 4 km restored within the park, between the cave and lagoon Luspa Mamamag.

Alexander von Humboldt visited the area and described it around 1878.

The park was created on July 4, 1977 and was converted into a National Park on May 11, 1996.

On the site there is a path that encircles whose route takes about an hour walk; in the path we have been placed two small huts that serve only as a place of rest and refuge for shelter from the rain, which occurs in the area quite regularly.

It is possible to observe some interesting avifauna and especially the unique geological formations that characterize the entire park. At Toreadora fishing it is also possible although few fishermen here are lucky.

Tourist attractions

Laguna Lagartococha: On its banks you can camp and the place is very busy for sport fishing.

Beside Lagartococha is situated the “Cave of the Dead”, so called because travelers for over a century have perished in the site malaria victims.

Avilahuayco: the time of a natural or watchtower lookout ago; the panorama offered from the summit is very attractive because from there “boxes” that dominate the whole area are observed.

Loma de Tres Cruces: One of the highest parts of the park where the watershed between those who go to the Amazon and moving towards the Pacific is located.

El Camino Garcia Moreno crosses there and the tradition that owes its name to the many dead who tried to place overnight on their journey from the coast, but the intense cold of the night failed to see the sunrise.

Laguna Taitachungo (Mamamag): Based on the Toreadora there are some trails that lead to it. From here you can follow a stretch of the Inca Trail to the cave Luspa.

In Mamamag found other remains of pre-Inca constructions represented by stone steps and foundation of any type of building, presumably rooms for the night; more than houses, these buildings seem to have served as dairy farms, shelters trip, since the site is a key step towards the coast.

Cuenca and Tourist Attractions

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

It was called Guapondélic or "Llano Grande as the sky". But the Inca Tupac Yupanqui made behead 8,000 prisoners and called it "Tomebamba" he meant "Llano del Cuchillo". Later the Spaniards founded as Cuenca.

It was called Guapondélic or “Llano Grande as the sky”. But the Inca Tupac Yupanqui made behead 8,000 prisoners and called it “Tomebamba” he meant “Llano del Cuchillo”. Later the Spaniards founded as Cuenca.

Cuenca and Tourist Attractions

Cuenca has lots of tourist attraction, among its most visited tourist attractions is the historic Cuenca center, Santa Ana of the Four Rivers of Cuenca, is a city in the southern center of the Republic of Ecuador and is the capital of the province of Azuay .

It is located in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999.

It was called Guapondélic or “Llano Grande as the sky”. But the Inca Tupac Yupanqui made behead 8,000 prisoners and called it “Tomebamba” he meant “Llano del Cuchillo”. Later the Spaniards founded as Cuenca.

Considered one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador, for its colonial and republican architecture, is the cradle of intellectuals, scientists, art and craftsmen who forged the development of the city and the province.
It has an urban landscape that maintains harmony with the geographical environment, highlighting among its historic center, one of the best preserved and largest in the country. Here the keys of the past are saved, there people, flowers, handicrafts, textiles, embroidery, pottery, silverwork, among other attractions mixed.

Tourist attractions

Cuenca has lots of elements of tourist attraction, among them we can mention the hot springs of the parish Baths, typical food, craft fairs, museums, music, among others.

Historical Center

Historical Center because of its buildings with colonial and republican architecture of Spanish and French influence, squares and parks, museums and art galleries, among others. In this part of the city you can be clearly seen some buildings that have not been major changes in several centuries and are maintained as part of the cultural heritage of the city.

Churches and religious temples

Since its founding, the people of the city have had a fervent faith to the Catholic religion, which gave rise to a lot of churches and religious temples in a relatively small space.

Among its buildings are neo-classical and baroque styles and details on the facades. Materials such as brick and marble can be seen on the facades of the New Cathedral and the church of San Blas, and works done based on the Gothic style with tall towers and sharp details are also appreciated.

Some of these churches also have quarried directly from some of the ancient Inca sites of ancient Tomebamba.

The best known are the New Cathedral or Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Old or Church of El Sagrario Cathedral, however, there are many more, including some that are no longer in use as religious centers, but as museums.

Julianas parties Guayaquil – Foundation of Guayaquil “Perla del Pacifico”

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


Julianas parties Guayaquil

Guayaquil seduces its visitors.

The celebrations take place in commemoration of the Foundation Guayaquil on July 25 of each year as are the parties Julianas Guayaquil.

The Foundation of Guayaquil, the Pearl of the Pacific. City that brings together history and modernity.

Full of emotions and spaces for art and culture.

Guayaquil (officially Santiago de Guayaquil) is the largest of the Republic of Ecuador’s most populous city; with a population in the metropolitan area of nearly 3,113,725 inhabitants.

The celebrations in the city take place in commemoration of the Foundation Guayaquil on July 25 of each year.

The festivities for the holidays are characterized by parades in various sectors and art exhibitions in the neighborhood Las Peñas del Cerro Santa Ana.

The name of Guayaquil is linked to a story that has become a romantic legend , transmitted orally from generation to generation, which attributes the designation of the city to the union of the names of the cacique ( native chief) Guayas and his wife Quil , symbols of indigenous resistance , according to popular tradition , chose to fight to the death ( and ultimately burn the city ) rather than submit to vassalage imposed by the Spanish conquistadors.

The history of Guayaquil is based on the facts of three foundations, the last and final on July 25, 1538 by Captain Francisco de Orellana, at the foot of Cerro Santa Ana.

Proclamations, retreats, fairs, festivals, exhibitions and serenades are part of the program of the Party Julianas occasion of the Foundation and starting from 1 July each year and lasts all month with different free and paid public events.

The mayor of the city of Guayaquil every year brings international artists for free you are present in different parts of the city together with national artists.

At this time many circuses and events come to celebrate with us our foundations. With all this no one can stop having fun, there is something for everyone.

The climate of Guayaquil is the result of the combination of several factors. For its location on the equator, the city has a warm temperature almost all year

Guayaquileans dishes are rice with meat stew and asada.También is very traditional to consume the typical encebollado


The Middle of the World Quito.

Posted on: July 15th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


The Middle of the World Quito.

One of the most visited tourist spots is half the world Quito, where the monument to the Geodesic Mission enjoys its history. A beautiful place not to be missed.

The resort Half the world is located at Km 13.5 of the highway Manuel Cordova Galarza, and there are museums, restaurants and crafts. However, the monument is 240 meters south of the Equator.

Ecuador is a country of wonders, unforgettable for all who visit this beautiful country that is full of many charms especially nature that this country has, is a small but very tourist wealth country.

Quito, between modern and colonial. The capital of Ecuador, was declared Cultural Heritage on 18 September 1978 by Unesco because of its historical center, one of the continent preserved.

The Historical Center of Quito ‘s Cultural Heritage and has several tourist attractions. Has some places that show the architecture of the past, is very traditional, because you can walk late at night and nothing happens , many foreign and domestic tourists are fascinated by the historic city center of Quito

San Francisco de Quito is 2,850 meters above sea level, one of its attractions is the largest square in the heart of the historic center.

It offers a variety of beautiful and tourist sites come and go. Sites that tell us about its history, its important cultural, beliefs and diversity, tell us about his life, his only daily, nights, their fun and their assets. It is a city that unites the charms of colonial architecture and modern.

In addition, in the capital of Ecuador you can enjoy both the amenities of a city of art and the captivating simplicity of rural parishes, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

His cuisine is the Quiteño locro, potatoes with leather and the famous roast cuy, are the traditional dishes of the area


Paragliding Montañita Ecuador

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments

Paragliding Montañita Ecuador Know that when paragliding on the Ecuadorian coast, beaches , flying with the wind coming from the sea is done , what can not be seen in the mountains or in Guayaquil , so the activity is done with thermals that is the heat produced by the heat released from the earth . It is also a dynamic , peaceful and relaxing flight . For lovers of adrenaline can make a flight acrobatics.

Whale Watching Tour Ecuador

Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by opeturmo No Comments


Whale Watching Tour Ecuador is an eco-tourism activity

The humpback whales come to our shores and offer magnum show every year to observe them. With Impressive swims in the sea, males try to attract females to mate. They,  after watching the acrobatics and Songs of Various male specimens , choose the strongest.
About 6,000 humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) leave at this time of the year leave the icy waters of Antarctica in search of the warmth of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, it is here where this species begins its process of reproduction .

We invite you to see spectacular event in our tour Whale watching in Puerto Lopez.
If you want to come and do the  tour Whale Watching Tour in Ecuador, we do it in Puerto Lopez. Contact us .