Established in 1996, Llanganates National Park is known for its abundant cloud forests, vast paramos, and mystical lagoons. Located in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Napo, Pastaza and Tungurahua, the park
January is the month when Galápagos Giant Tortoises’ eggs start hatching, and sea turtles begin to lay their eggs. Green Sea Turtles are the only species of marine turtles that lays eggs in the Galapagos Islands!
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!
Galápagos sea lions (endemic to the Galápagos) are non-migratory and can be spotted in the Islands yearlong, but their pupping and breeding season takes place from May through February! If you visit Galápagos this month it is likely that you’ll encounter them in their mating period.
Cuicocha Lagoon, also known as Lagoon of the Gods, is the result of a volcanic eruption that happened over 3,000 years ago! Located just 12 km from Cotacachi, within the