PARAPENTE FLIGHTS ECUADOR – ADVENTURE SPORTS
Ecuador has several alternatives for the practice of paragliding, destinations with wonderful landscapes where you can get closer to that feeling of unique freedom, flying through the air while admiring the beautiful landscapes of the center of the planet.
In this sector, paragliding can be developed 365 days a year. The launching area is a soft grass platform and its exit always depends on the direction and force of the wind. There are two platforms suitable for landing in the sector of the town of Yahuarcocha in the former Mundo Fantástico complex, this depends on the company that operates. Before getting the flight equipment, the adventurers receive instructions on the takeoff and landing. The flights with tourists are the so-called tandems, in which an expert pilot accompanies the tourist. The duration of the flight may vary depending on the weather conditions. It is advisable to wear warm clothes and shoes that protect the ankles.
Places that can be seen: Laguna de Yahuarcocha
PARAPENTE PUENGASI QUITO – SIMON BOLIVAR
This sector is located south east of Quito, in the new via Oriental, has an altitude of 3060 meters above sea level. The flight days are not regular, but generally they are Saturdays and Sundays and the lunar calendar and the days after heavy rains are usually used to organize the flights.
This is a thermodynamic zone where paragliders gather every weekend. To start the first thing that must be done is to review the equipment so that everything is in order. You can take advantage of the hillside to the left (north) of the takeoff, the walls and tips often release small but powerful thermals; if it is windy these are usually cut off and the flight can be turbulent. In this place you can experience two modalities: cross-country, and competition; In addition, a normal flight can reach 50 km / h speed.
PARAGLIDING GUAYAQUIL CERRO BLANCO – BOTOTILLO
The Cerro Blanco Protected Forest is one of the largest and best preserved reserves of tropical dry forests in Ecuador; it is southeast of the Chongón-Colonche mountain range, in the province of Guayas and covers an approximate total area of 6078 hectares. Tourists and beginners can practice this sport from the Bototillo track to the Terra Nostra Urbanization that is in front, crossing the Guayaquil – Salinas highway. During the flight you can move in a radius of between 3,000 and 4,000 meters normally.
Places that can be observed: You can see the whole city, the Chongón Colonche mountain range, Lake Chongo, flora and fauna of Guayaquil.
PARAPENTE MONTAÑITA – SANTA ELENA
This activity is carried out throughout the year depending on the wind conditions, which are normally good at Playa Bruja. When carrying out this activity, in the flights you can appreciate a beautiful coastal landscape, observe an impressive panoramic of the sea, marine fauna and the surrounding towns.
Places that can be observed: Montañita Beach, El Pelado Marine Reserve.