Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve is mostly known for the massive volcano that gives the park its name, and it is no surprise why. Cayambe, the snow capped giant standing at
Sebastian Almeida, mountain guide and survival instructor, is also a writer, on his way to publishing his second book. Sebastian is a member of “Aventura Extrema” or “Extreme Adventure” tourism
Along with Isabela and Santa Cruz, further east, San Cristóbal is another popular destination in the Galapagos Islands. It has a very relaxed vibe and it is an island for
Santa Cruz’s name means Holy Cross in Spanish. The first Spanish visitors gave this island a Christian name. This island is the second lar
gest in the Galapagos Archipelago. However, with a population of around 12,000 locals, it is the most populated (by humans).
Cotopaxi National Park is geographically spread through the Provinces of Pichincha, Cotopaxi and Napo. This ecological reserve is only 37 miles away from Quito, and 18 miles away from the city of Latacunga. Due to its location, it is one of the most visited parks. Most Ecuadorians come here to touch snow for the first time!
Located in the province of Manabí, its name comes from the Machalilla pre-hispanic culture. Machalilla was declared a National Park in 1979, becoming one of the first protected areas in Ecuador!
55 km from Quito you can visit the reserve that is named after the famous Ilinizas volcanoes!