The waterfalls of Pimpilala are waterfalls located in the community of Cando, parish Talag, southwest of the city of Tena, in the province of Napo, Amazon Region of Ecuador.
They are located in the buffer zone of the Llanganates National Park, at an altitude of 618 m.s.n.m.
There are a total of 6 waterfalls along the route, but it is noteworthy that only 4 of them are accessible and their waterfalls vary in heights from 10 to 20 meters, with a temperature of approximately 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, Where it is possible to take a bath.
The tour of the waterfalls of Pimpilala begins by a path of about 4 kilometers immersed in a very well preserved primary forest.
The owners of PIMPILALA LODGE have baptized the waterfalls with names referring to each one of them:
- Morpho waterfall, waterfall 10 meters.
- Waterfall Pimpilala, waterfall 30 meters.
- Waterfall Arcoiris, waterfall 25 meters.
- Waterfall Face of the Inca, waterfall 20 meters.
The representative flora of the place is formed by species such as Mariapanga (Piper umbellatum), Machacui Mandi (Dracontium loretense), Ortiga o chini (Urtica sp.), Morete (Mauritia flexuosa), Hungurahua (Oenocarpus bataua), Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Páso (Gustavia longifolia), Ugsha (Genus polyandra), Bitulihuashka (Liana) (Philodendron sp), Nanombihushka (Liana) (Philodendron sp.).
As for the fauna, we can observe Guanta (Agouti paca), Cuchucho (Nasua nasua), Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Sajino (Tayassu pecari), Guatusa (Dasyprocta fuliginosa), Antebellum (Cyclopes didactylus), Mono o (Cebus albifrons), Chorongo (Lagothrix lagotricha); And birds such as the Carpenter (Campephylus melanoleucus), Cacique (Cacicus cela), Swift (Reinarda squamata), Trogon colibanco (Trogon viridis), Partridge (Tinamus major), Pava de monte (Penelope jacqueacu).
In one of the waterfalls there is a rock formation known as Supaina, which in Kichwa means "face of the devil".
At the entrance of the community of Cando you will find PIMPILALA LODGE where you will be able to host you with all the necessary comforts, its owners of baneño origin will offer you the best attention that you deserve.
Enjoy the adventure of discovering new places full of magic and adrenaline, the route is arranged so that you can observe birds, animals and especially a number of species of butterflies that inhabit the sector, soon Euclides, owner of Pimpilala Lodge will be offering of A butterfly to know the different species that exist, in addition to its breeding and reproduction.