The first Afro-Ecuadorians to inhabit Ecuador arrived in the middle of the 16th century (1526). During the time of the Spanish conquest, jesuits and landowners began importing African slaves to
During the months of December and January, Riobamba celebrates “El Pase del Niño” or the “Passing of the Child” (Christ). And this year is special. In September, the Ministry of Culture proclaimed El Pase del Niño in Riobamba an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador”.
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!
Otavalo is the city of striking colors, delicate crafts and skilled artisans. We love to visit the local fair hosted in Plaza de Ponchos. Read about our experience!
Sig sig is a canton in Azuay, west of Cuenca, where the main activities are agriculture and artisanship. From generation to generation, the women weavers of Sigsig have learned the delicate craftsmanship of weaving straw hats. They are commonly known as “Panama Hats” but they are originally made in Ecuador.
We met with our bikes in Caranqui Park, south of Ibarra, on route to Zuleta. We were 12 riders among experts and amateurs like me, and with our departure, we
¡Imbabura es una de las provincias más visitadas del Ecuador! Está llena de lagos, artesanías, pintorescos pueblos, montañas y el famoso mercado de Otavalo. Es difícil decidir qué conocer cuando solamente tienes dos días para recorrerla, es por esto que hemos preparado una pequeña ruta con algunos de los destinos más importantes.
Las culturas pre incaicas como los Cañaris tuvieron interesantes visiones del mundo ya que atribuyeron aspectos de su raza y cultura a la naturaleza y el misticismo. Se atribuyeron eventos
Maga Dávalos is a documentary photographer who has lived with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, documenting their ways of life through her lens. Interview: How long have you been