The Ecuadorian Coast extends from the western slopes of the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. This region is crossed from North to South by a lower mountain range and is full of alluvial plains. The Ecuadorian Coast was populated by the oldest known cultures of the country, such as Valdivia (3.500-1.800 BC). Ever since then, the region has had the largest agricultural development in the country, thanks to the variety of natural resources such as water, wide plains and fertile soils.



The Ecuadorian Coast holds three main ecosystems: the tropical wet forest of the north, the tropical savannas of the center and south east, and the dry forest of the west and southern peninsula. Throughout the coastline there are two additional important ecosystems: the mangroves, the beaches and the rock cliffs.
Two oceanographic phenomenons influence the diversity that is found in the country and especially in the coast. “El Niño” current comes from the North and is warm and humid. The “Humboldt” current comes from the south and is cold and dry. The weather in the Coast is mostly warm; however, there are two seasons, wet and dry. The first is warm and humid, and goes from December to May. The rest of the year is dry and cooler. The two seasons are clearly distinct from the province of Manabí to the rest of the South. The northern province of Esmeraldas has warm weather all year long, and high levels of rainfall; thus its lush vegetation



in the Choco rainforest

Kumanii lodge in Ecuador tropical Choco rainforest, lodging and tours in search of cultural and wildlife experiences in the lowland jungles of Equador.
True sustainable development comes from a country’s people, through community initiatives and ecological projects such as ecotourism, conservation and volunteer work.


El Gradual Esmeraldas lodge / Las 7 cascadas are in Ecuador's Chocó biogeographic area that has extremely high biological diversity and is recognized as one of the wettest areas of the world. Within the Lodge's 207 hectares (511 acres) we have exclusive trails to the seven waterfalls, from the forest trail to the Chuchubí reserve. We have waterfalls from six to more than 80 meters in height,.........

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Sillagoto, is called an Andes Garden, because it holds an extended variety of ornamental, medicinal and fruits plants and also a great diversity of birds and butterflies that blend in nicely with the beautiful landscape of waterfalls and streams.....

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  • Excursion to waterfalls Santa Ana


Manta is an important city in Manabí. Until recently, it was only known for its important tuna fishing fleet, the production of vegetable oil, and the commercialization of “Panama hats”. Today, the visit of cruise ships, the aerial base rented to the US Air Force for anti-narcotics operations, and the construction of modern hotels, .....

This route guides us through the unique nature and history of the coastal provinces of Guayas y Manabí. You can fly either to Guayaquil or Manta, and drive through the coastline. The following pages will guide you from Guayaquil, traveling North ward.

Guayaquil, the capital of the Guayas province, is the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. Located on the Pacific coast, it has a tropical climate, and is known as the ‘Pacific Pearl’. It is the main port of Ecuador, thus, it is of great economic importance to the country.


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