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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 22nd, 2019 by opeturmo No Comments

This 2019 beach season visits the spondylus route. We can enjoy the carnival in any area from cultural to adventure, that’s why on this 2019 Carnival holiday, do not hesitate to paraglider.

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 that combines some elements such as costumes, parades, and street parties.

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, and its tourist attraction for the same as the Malecón de 4790 m2 that is in front of the beach where you can also find cabins in which you can enjoy snacks, cocktails, etc.

The commune of Libertador Bolívar is famous for its gastronomy and crafts. This place has also been characterized by welcoming family tourism. There are no big discos or public dances like in Montañita, it is a good place to rest and relax.


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.


Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


The practice of paragliding in Ecuador is usually practiced on some beaches and from mountains to 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. In the Coast the months between May to December are preferred.

The paragliding flight Quito is done on the Auqui hill. The view from the top of El Auqui hill is imposing, with all Quito underfoot, and the Cayambe and Cotopaxi in front, absolutely majestic.

Move through the mountains of the Ecuadorian Andes in a paragliding flight with pilots that will take you for an incredible ride.

You do not need to have any prior knowledge, the instructor will make a technical talk prior to the free flight activity.

The tandem flight, with a two-seat paraglider, is suitable for practically everyone, from children from 6 years old up to 70 years old.

You must have a total time of approximately 2 hours, as they must travel to the landing, climb the mountain, deploy equipment, make an introductory talk, check wind conditions or other passengers or students fly before you. The flight itself will last approximately between 15 – 20 minutes.

We must take into account that Ecuador is 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.

Wear comfortable clothes to have freedom of movement, preferably closed and comfortable shoes to give a little run. It is important to provide a sweater, although it is cold there is a lot of wind and the thermal sensation is of high temperatures.

There are weight limits that must be respected:

Maximum weight 110 Kg.

Minimum weight 30 Kg.

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 24th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


Observing the immensity of the ocean, from a height of more than 100 meters, is a magical experience. Opeturmo Tourist operator and paragliding school, who offers paragliding rides from the hill of Playa Bruja, in the sector of Libertador Bolívar, Santa Elena.

This town is located two hours from Guayaquil and most of its inhabitants are engaged in the development and sales of handicrafts. In the town there are about 10 community inns. The intention of the tour operator Opeturmo is to give greater tourist movement to this town.

The takeoff is what most disturbs visitors; Running to the edge of the hill to gain height is the peak moment in terms of the generation of adrenaline, according to the specialist instructor Jorge Mora. Once in the sky, tourists can appreciate from the Salinas wilderness, to the tip of Montañita. The walks last approximately 15 minutes.

Paragliding flights with guide in front of the sea. It is a dynamic flight that is made moving through the skies taking advantage of only the sea wind. And the slope of the mountain that lends itself like a ramp making the wind rise and that allows us to fly like birds

The flights are made in tandem style paragliding (two people), the tourist travels accompanied by one of the instructors. Four professionals are available from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

To climb the hill, you must take a detour that is approximately one kilometer from the entrance to the town.



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



Libertador Bolívar is a town located 131 km from Guayaquil, north of the province of Santa Elena, has a length of 3

100 m of beach, its most common flora and fauna are: Cocus nucifera (coconuts), Musa x paradisiaca ( bananas), beach crawlers, gastropods (snail), Pelecanus occidentalis (pelican), Ucides occidentalis (Crab).

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

It has a wide straight beach, with a slightly steep slope. On the beach there are wooden palapas with cade and in the background, the population and small

hills with dry forest vegetation.

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

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

Libertador Bolívar is a colorful commune. The hammocks and multicolored lamps decorate the panorama and capture the attention of the drivers; women weave, men tend. Crafts made of shell, wood and cane captivate by applied creativity. The toquilla straw hat is inevitable, the raw material is acquired in Sinchal, a neighboring community, located in the small mountain range.

Paragliding is one of the sports that most attracts the attention of visitors and is practiced in Playa Bruja. The tour is conducted with an experienced pilot. The flight lasts approximately 15 minutes, no experience is needed.

Among its festivities on July 24 commemorate the birth of Simon Bolivar, so they carry out activities for the festivities: on July 20 Libertador Bolívar chooses his sovereign queen.



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

Ecuador, next venue for two stages of the Dakar Rally

Posted on: May 4th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments

Ecuador, next venue for two stages of the Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally, formerly the Paris-Dakar Rally, is an annual rally raid competition organized by the ASO starting on December 26, 1978 and held during the first weeks of January or, in some editions, started the last week of December for finish the next year. It is considered one of the toughest and most famous rallies in the world. Until 2008, during the time that the test lasted, it took runners from a city in Europe to Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

For many years the race left Paris; however, since 1995 it has been changing its starting place to other European cities (such as Granada, Lisbon or Barcelona), mainly for advertising or political reasons, since the real competition did not begin until it entered Africa. Also, the end of the race has not always been Dakar either. In 1992, the race completely crossed the African continent to finish in Cape Town (South Africa). In 2000 and in 2003, the race ended in the Egyptian cities of Cairo and Sharm el-Sheikh, respectively, with the pyramids as landscape.

The spectacularity and emotion of the traditional Dakar Rally, which has been running for four decades, will reach Ecuador for the first time possibly in 2019. In South America, this famous automobile test has already toured Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.


The inclusion of Ecuador in the Dakar Rally, which originally toured countries in Europe and Africa, was confirmed yesterday by Enrique Ponce De León Minister of Tourism, through Twitter. In the social network the official said: “The joint work produces positive results for tourism in Ecuador. The Dakar Rally, one of the most important and most viewed competitions worldwide, reaches the country of the four worlds. ”


He added: “We ratify the arrival of the Rally in 2019. We advance in the application of policies that allow promoting and promoting tourism in Ecuador.” But Gorky Obando, manager of Aneta, clarified that the Rally in the country in 2019 is a possibility, but he made it official in 2020. “The national government committed to the Rally to conclude in Ecuador”,


Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by opeturmo No Comments


The paraglider is an engine is an aircraft made up of a small motor of propellers and paragliders. It’s basically a motorized glider. Paragliders for flying require a wind speed of about 22 km / h, although some paragliders require more speed.

In the paragliding of an engine, this speed is achieved thanks to the wind generated in the race of despair that is seen by the way of the pilot and the acceleration of the engine. Once in flight, the aerodynamic lift is generated thanks to the engine, carried on the back of the pilot. While paragliding requires a height to be able to fly, the flight mode can be accessed by holding it with a long steel cable that extends more and more as you take height to then release the pilot to it descends flying), with the paraglider can take off of an engine.

There are several types of engines for a motor paraglider, ranging from small motors for people of light weight (approximately 55 kg of thrust) to very powerful engines for two-seater flights (pilot and passenger, approximately 120 to 150 kg of thrust) .

The most used so far are 2-stroke engines, mainly derived from enduro motorcycle engines, given their excellent weight / power ratio. Although there is already a team of 4-stroke engines and there is even an electric motor to transcend, as they are very clean, silent and reliable, although they still do not extend due to the problematic of the duration of the batteries.

In the province of Santa Elena, the community of Libertador Bolívar can access this service of motor paragliding, 10 minutes before Montañita, the main road where the OPETURMO SA office is located, which is a tour operator that carries out activities of adventure tourism as the paragliding flight in free paragliding or paragliding flight an engine. The takeoff zone is 2 minutes from Libertador Bolívar called Playa Bruja where this adventure sport is practiced.

Paragliding is an engine consisting of flying with a pilot instructor. Which directs the paragliding, with a route near the community of Libertador Bolívar or the new aquarium with an excellent landscape view with a duration of 12 to 15 minutes approximately. It should be noted that the tourist should have nothing to do with paragliding and motor rather than enjoying the ride and posing for photos.

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 …