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Cantón Pedernales – Province of Manabi – Ecuador

Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by opeturmo No Comments

Pedernales is a canton of the province of Manabí in Ecuador, has a population of 55,128 inhabitants. Its cantonal head is the city of Pedernales. The current mayor for the period 2014 – 2019 is Gabriel Alcívar Robles. The majority of the population is dedicated to tourism, since it has beaches to be located on the Pacific coast. The name of the canton Pedernales, comes from the existence of the stone “flint”, which was in this area in large quantities on the banks of its rivers.

Pedernales was a settlement of 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 vestiges are preserved. It is crossed by the Equatorial Line.

In Pedernales a historical event took place: in 1736 the Geodesic Mission was 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

The main tourist attractions of the Pedernales canton are:


The beach of Cojimies is located 45 kilometers from Pedernales, in the province of Manabí. It is an extensive beach with sand of soft texture of gray color, and moderate swell; its waters show a coloration that goes from blue to green; It is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and watching the sunset. Surrounded by coconut palms, it is suitable for endless activities. (ecotravels)


The so-called Island of Love is a sand bank that extends to the ocean from the mouth of the Cojimies River, attracts lovers who get lost in this portion of land surrounded by the sea.

This three-hectare piece of land attracts hundreds of couples every weekend.

Beautiful place where you can perform various activities in a fresh and familiar environment. (HOTEL BRISA PEDERNALES)


The Cañaveral, pedernales, pedernales, Manabí is located in the Pedernales parish of the Pedernales canton belonging to the Manabí province, Ecuador


This open beach starts from Punta Pedernales, to the north, to Punta Coaque, to the south. The Coaque Beach is wide at low tide and gently sloping. In addition, it has clear water, light green color and medium temperature. Playa de Coaque beautiful beach where you can practice recreational sports, craft markets, bars and other places for fun.

The main banks, hotels and the commercial area of ​​the city are located near this beach. The waters of this beach are favorable for the practice of water sports such as surfing, sailing, body-boarding, and fishing.


Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by opeturmo No Comments

Puerto López Cantón de Manabí. By nature fishing port, tourist and agricultural center. It has the privilege of having the Machalilla National Park, cradle of cultures such as Machalilla, Chorrera, Guangala and Bahia. It is one of the most visited areas of Ecuador, the account of coral forests, islets and islands.

In June and September there are tourists from all over the world, attracted by the observation of humpback whales. In addition, you can practice sports such as: hiking, snorkeling, diving, surfing, sailing, soccer, beach volleyball and paragliding adventure tourism activity.

Parapente Puerto López:

This activity consists of a paragliding flight with a guide pilot to manage the paraglider, view of the Machalilla National Park at your feet, possibility of flying in front of the island of Salango or in the Machalilla mountain range at 300 meters possibility of climbing 600 meters from the wind direction, unique view of the Machalilla National Park.

Ibarra – Paragliding tourist activity – Laguna Yahuarcocha

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

 Ibarra – Paragliding tourist activity – Laguna Yahuarcocha

Ibarra, officially called San Miguel de Ibarra, is an Ecuadorian city; head of the Ibarra county and capital of the province of Imbabura, as well as the largest and most populous city of the same. It is located to the north of the inter-Andean region of Ecuador, in the basin of the Chota river, crossed to the east by the Tahuando river, to the southeast of the Yahuarcocha lagoon, at an altitude of 2215 m. n. m. and with a temperate dry-Mediterranean climate of 17 ° C on average.

It is known as “The White City” for its white façades with which the reconstructed city was blessed in 1872 after the devastating earthquake of 1868. Also called “City that always comes back” for its picturesque countryside, summer weather and kindness of their peoples.

The main activities of the city are agribusiness and food processing such as barley, beet, sugar cane, potatoes, legumes, citrus, vineyards and olives.

Laguna de Yahuarcocha.

In the Kichwa language it means “lake of blood” and it owes its name to the fact that on its shores the last battle of resistance of the caranquis against the invading Inca troops took place. It is said that after winning the battle, the Incas put all the survivors to the knife and threw their bodies into the lake, dying this one with blood. Today, Yahuarcocha has a modern track around it and is home to numerous car races throughout the year. The beautiful natural landscape is used daily by thousands of ibarreños who go out to practice various sports in this place as paragliding flights a tourist activity.

The take-off area is a soft turf platform, the takeoff always depends on the direction and force of the wind is performed in Aloburo, located at 500 meters altitude, as in Yuracrusito at 700 meters altitude.

There is room for several wings (3 minimum); There are 2 suitable platforms for landing in the sector of the town of Yahuarcocha in the excomplejo Mundo Fantástico, depending 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 tandem, in which an expert pilot accompanies the tourist. The duration of the flight can vary from 15 to 40 minutes, depending on weather conditions. It is advisable to wear warm clothes and shoes that protect the ankles.


Posted on: July 17th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


Tour operator Opeturmo S.A. located in Libertador Bolívar of Parroquia Manglaralto Cantón Santa Elena, Province of Santa Elena, being one of the attractive places of the spondylus route, they are visited by national and foreign tourists for their gastronomy, crafts, hospedería, boardwalk and especially for lovers of the Adventure tourism in Playa Bruja where the free paragliding and motor paragliding track is located.

The Opeturmo company offers the service to tourists who like adrenaline and adventure sports, giving them confidence to feel safe when performing the tourist activity of paragliding flights.


Opeturmo S.A. located in Libertador Bolívar of the parish of Manglaralto, Santa Elena canton, Santa Elena province, specialized in paragliding flights in different parts of Ecuador, such as on the coast: Esmeralda, Crucita, Canoa, Puerto López, Salinas, Montañita, Guayaquil and La trunk, in the mountains it is carried out in Ibarra, Quito, Baños, Cuenca, Machala.

In Esmeralda, Crucita and Canoa regularly takes place when the tourist requires it.

In Salinas and Montañita depends on weather conditions, for this reason the place where the paragliding activity is most practiced is in Playa Bruja located 10 minutes before Montañita, it is done every day of the year depending on the conditions normally starting from midday.

They also have two types of flights: flight in motor paragliding or free paragliding flight. The free paragliding flight lasts 12 to 15 minutes which is the estimated time to carry out the activity, it rises to a height of 150 to 200 meters. The flight in motor paragliding lasts 15 to 20 minutes, rises to a height of 300 to 400 meters and has a tour of the town.

Sometimes when conditions do not allow it, they have the other place located in San Pedro.

In Guayaquil it is carried out by season that starts from June or July until the month of January, due to rain.

In Ibarra the activity is carried out in the Yahuarcocha lagoon, in Baños in Nitón, in Quito it has two points by cable car and Lumbisí, Parapente Cuenca in Paute.

The tour packages that are made in the operator are made according to what the customer wants, one of the tour packages is the tour to the island of silver plus paragliding the  operator is responsible for organizing according to the possibilities normally the operator is handled more by advance booking from two days to a day the medium used is online, that is, they are handled by social networks (Facebook, Instagram, website, WhatsApp)

The value varies depending on the place where the client performs the activity.



Posted on: July 13th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


Located seven kilometers northeast of Manglaralto (Santa Elena), it is located in the community of Dos Mangas, a place characterized by the work of women with straw and men with tagua.

This commune has about 950 inhabitants and characteristics for agricultural and artisanal workers, recognized by its particular traditions, it receives this name because in ancient times the inhabitants were called to the rivers ‘mangas’ and near the town the riachuelos Grande and Colin come together .

The activities have been shared equally, women from very early enter kilometers of their population to obtain straw, traffic and make bags, hats and bread boxes.

The 160 women who dedicate themselves to this task take a day to develop a small portfolio. He uses creativity to design his crafts with striking colors, which he then sells in Montañita and Salinas.

For many women in this community, it is an advantage to have the raw material to work with, since it is the only income that has to pay the expenses.

But the men of Dos Mangas also stand out for the size of all the figures and logos with the tagua.

The process, which lasts six months, consists in starting the wood, then making bracelets, key rings, bows, ornaments, rings, necklaces and earrings of different shapes.

Men and women want their handicrafts to be more recognized by national and foreign travelers.

Paths Las Cascadas and Las Piscinas. It has two services for tourist activities, also for members of the community, as access roads to the company’s sectors.

Among the vegetation of the sector destined to cultivation is the red banana, the white quineo, the silk banana, the bamboo cane, the straw shawl, among other crops of short cycle.

Dos Mangas At 6.5 km from the parish of Manglaralto, walk the path of the Cascada de las Pozas where you can observe a great variety of flora and fauna with the possibility of observing birds and monkeys.

You can choose the following routes:

  1. Cascading route: it is a primary forest of wood, fruit and medicinal species, and a large number of howler monkeys, which can be observed very easily in the winter season (from December to June)
  2. Route of the natural pools: this route has a certain degree of difficulty and slope that crosses several pools formed naturally in the rocky event that records the humid forest with a rock formation that contains stalactites and stalagmites.

Duration of the tour from 3 to 4 hours approx.



Ecolodges Ecuadorian Amazonia

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Ecolodges Ecuadorian Amazonia

These sites offer natural fun in an environment that respects the environment. They are in the middle of forests and natural reserves with the complicity of the native peoples who open their doors to make themselves known.

It has magic and charm. The ecolodge Huasquila, located in Cotundo-Napo, is a place where, along with the recovery of the forest, practices of nature-friendly tourism are encouraged.

This place, which was a cattle farm more than 12 years ago, today is a great natural fortress. There it has turned to wild animals, like the alligator that arrived a few months ago to the lagoon, or the growth of the vegetation like the luminous mushrooms without edibles that are appreciated in the nocturnal walks. This is a sign that recovery is on track, says Pablo Marañón, manager of the site.

With comfortable and adequate rooms for the mobilization of people with disabilities, Huasquila takes day and night walks through the jungle. These tours include waterfalls and several of the more than 50 caves in the area inhabited by bats.

You can also visit the Amazon Kichwa communities, inclinations and extreme sports such as rafting or kayaking on the Jatum Yaku River, a tributary of crystal clear waters that come from the top of Napo.

It is 3 hours away from Cumbayá in own car via


Ecolodges Ecuadorian Amazonia

Tour 2 days 1 night Accommodation + Flights parapente + Dos Mangas.

Posted on: May 18th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Tour 2 days 1 night Accommodation + Flights parapente + Dos Mangas.

Day 1. Installation in the Casa Del Sombreo hostel, in the afternoon we carry out the paragliding tourist activity 2 minutes from the community of Libertador Bolívar, in Playa Bruja it is a walk along the hillside with a duration of 12 to 15 minutes. Return to the hostel.

Day 2. Dos Mangas Tour 6.5km from the parish of Manglaralto, Santa Elena canton, horseback riding along the Cascada route or the route of the pools where you can observe a variety of flora and fauna with the possibility of observing birds and monkeys.

Waterfall Route: This trail has no slopes, it is considered a primary forest of timber, fruit and medicinal species, and they inhabit a large number of howler monkeys, which can be observed very easily in the winter season (December to June)

Route of natural pools: This trail has a certain degree of difficulty and slope that crosses several pools formed naturally in the rocky river that runs through the rain forest with small rock formations that contain stalactites and stalagmites.


  • Sports shoes or rubber boot with socks.
  • Repellent and sunscreen
  • Cap
  • Swimwear
  • Trash cover
  • Light foods, water or juice.

Tasks to do:

  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Horseback riding to the tropical humid forest
  • Photograph all the biodiversity you can see within this ecotourism trail

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

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: 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.

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

Posted on: July 22nd, 2017 by opeturmo 1 Comment


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.