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Hotel del Parque
3 Abr

Hotel del Parque, the best hotel in Guayaquil

Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil, part of the Oro Verde Hotels, is finally open. This hotel in just a few months has become an iconic place of this port city. It started to operate during the first quarter of 2017. The service offer by this new luxury hotel in Ecuador is looking to satisfy the most exquisite and exigent taste of high-end travelers as well as immersing them in the Ecuadorian history. Without a doubt, Hotel del Parque is now the best hotel in Guayaquil.   The hotel has 44 guest rooms...

SachaJi Ecolodge, Ecuador, Otavalo, Andes
21 Mar

The Beloved Mountain of My SachaJi EcoLodge in Ecuador

Ecuador definitely is a country with lots of places and experiences to live. That´s why the tourism offer in the country is wide and varied. One of these places ideal to visit the beloved mountain of My SachaJi Wellness Ecolodge. Photo courtesy by My SachaJi Wellness Ecolodge[/caption] This lodge is located nearby Otavalo. This town is one of the most visited places in Ecuador due to its indigenous market, which is the oldest and biggest in South America. Also, the lodge is in the middle of the Andean mountains (Imbabura Province). From...

Galapagos Islands Cruise Guide
10 Mar

Ecuador, recognized at ITB Berlin 2017 as a sustainable tourism destination

Ecuador is working on becoming a socially responsible and sustainable destination. All its effort was recognized at the ITB Berlin 2017. Ecuador is the pioneering country in Latin America in tourism sustainability. The country is promoting the certification process as a social responsible of its tourism industry.   The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador said that this recognition is for the industry´s mind changing. Ecuador is now following the policies and regulations promoted by TourCert. The aim is to offer worldwide standard quality and sustainable practices.   The Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) by...

vilcabamba-tours-loja-ecuador
24 Feb

Vilcabamba a Relaxing Destination, Madre Tierra Resort

Vilcabamba, a relaxing destination, is just 38kms away from Loja at the south of Ecuador. The village has become increasingly famous among foreign visitors and expats. In fact, it´s considered for international travelers a must along with the gringo trail from Ecuador to Peru. The valley has a very pleasant weather and tranquil ambiance, with plenty routes for trekking and horseback rides. Another highlight of this Andean area is the Podocarpus National Park. This park is considered the 'Botanical Garden of America' thanks to its diverse biodiversity. Vilcabamba is also known as the...

galapagos snorkeling
12 Dic

Snorkeling in Galapagos

The Galapagos islands are a special place, where the most avid lovers for snorkeling will find unique landscapes decorated by coral reefs, bright coloured fish, sea creatures from different sizes and colours. When you travel to Galapagos, snorkeling will pop straight to your mind. The magnificent areas offer scuba diving which allows snorkelers to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort. The equipment for snorkeling is easy to gather due to its few devices such as the diving mask, the tube, the fins, and the wetsuit,...

Galapagos cruises
4 Dic

Top 7 birds in the Galapagos Islands

Although the Galapagos Islands are famous due to their wide diversity of marine and land creatures, the different birds species make travelling to the Galapagos Islands memorable. Even though each species of birds feature their exotic characteristics, there is no doubt that on top of the list you will always find the red and blue footed boobies. Nonetheless , I would like to start my own ranking based on my latest experience during my last visit to the majestic place, and as I can rattle off their main differences among...

Quito ecuador tours
23 Nov

Quito and its routes of urban legends

For those visitors who are planning to stop by at the Ecuadorian capital and UNESCO first World Cultural Heritage Sites, Quito tours offer a variety of options for every different taste. The organization “Quito Eterno” has been focused for more than 12 years in theater, arts and urban traditions, as part of the intangible heritage of the city. Along with this cultural approach, the organization has developed interesting tourism services for local and international visitors along the iconic buildings located in Old town, that makes travelling to Quito not only...

Renewable Energy galapagos islands
9 Nov

Renewable energy from organic waste & oil accidents in the Galapagos Islands

A recyclable system has been developed for over four years in order to preserve the Galapagos Island’s resources. This system consists in the detailed separation between recyclable, organic, and non-recyclable products. The organic products are used as fertilizers for the orchards where organic fruit and vegetables are planted. Nonetheless the few orchards located in the main islands don’t offer a high demand for fertilizers derived from organic products. Despite the effort done regarding this system, many problems arise in the non-recyclable products category. In the year 2007 the Ecuadorian government in...

Guayaquil tours ecuador
29 Oct

The Cemetery of Guayaquil- Part 1

Although the Guayaquil cemetery has been overlooked for many years by locals and international visitors, its hidden historical value represents a variety of stories that came to this city by the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. There is an urban myth that back in the days that consist on the following, some of the wealthy families wanted to keep a monumental legacy of their deceased relatives like the Egyptians kings. In order to get the highest expression in this matter, the families exclusively hired Italian artists...

dizziness in galapagos cruises
20 Oct

Tips to avoid dizziness without taking medicine in a Speedboat or cruise at the Galapagos Islands

If you decide to visit the Galapagos Islands, remember that at some point within any Galapagos tour, you will need to move around the islands on a cruise or a speedboat. So, if you are not an experienced sailor, or high tides don’t suit you, we would like to give you the following advice in order to handle the unpredictable ocean. For those who are about to experience for the first time a trip on a boat, there are a few things you can do in order to adapt. First thing...