Private cloudforest reserves

The most accessible and comfortable places to experience a cloudforest – a misty, half-lit universe of tangled vines, creepers, mosses, orchids, fluorescent butterflies and endemic birds.

Mindo

This quiet village, set in steep, forested hills, has long been a favourite of birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

Cocktails in Atacames

Every night at this seaside resort ends with a tipple or two, usually made from fresh fruit juices and fortified with a healthy slug of rum.

Beach hideaways

Holing up in a secluded retreat with its own deserted beach is a great way to recharge your batteries and escape the crowds.

Surfing at Canoa

Powerful breakers relentlessly pound this fantastic stretch of beach, a prime spot for surfing and a superb place to unwind.

Bahía de Caráquez

Self-proclaimed “eco-city” of white condos rising from a slender peninsula, and the cleanest and greenest resort town on the coast.

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