Month: April 2014

High Andean Highlights from Ecuador


Ecuador is a country of incredible contrasts. Despite being about the same size as the state of Colorado, it boasts quiet ocean shores in the sunny and dry west, dense, humid rainforests in the east, and huge mountains in the middle of the country. Several of Ecuador’s peaks are a good deal higher than the … Continued

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The Churute Mangrove Reserve


Formed by a complex of canals and virtually untouched emerald-green islands, humid and dry forests and mist-covered hills, the Manglares-Churute Ecological Reserve is truly impressive. The Reserve was named a wetland of global importance (RAMSAR) in 1990, and contains three important highlights: El Canclón Lake, the Churute hills and the mangrove forests. The abundant plant … Continued

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