The Day of the Dead or Finados is an act full of faith and ritualism within the Ecuadorian culture. Every November 2, hundreds of families visit the cemeteries with flowers and prayers and enjoy the taste of the traditional purple wash and guaguas of bread in the company of their relatives and the memory of their dead.
In the indigenous world view, their dead do not die, but they move on to another life where dialogue is possible.
The main ingredients for "dialoguing" with the dead are shampoos and homemade bread.
The preparation of shampoos, the funerary ritual food of the peoples of the north, requires cornmeal, brown sugar, and green lemon leaves.
This preparation is consumed exclusively in November or at funerals for adults and is considered the favorite cast of the dead.
This # FeriadoNovember2018 is spread over 4 days throughout Ecuador except for 3 locations that join this festivity to their own parties.
An invitation is made to Ecuadorians and foreigners who are in the country, to prepare to enjoy a 4-day holiday in Ecuador, on the Day of the Dead and the Independence of Cuenca.
Thus, the holiday will start on Thursday, November 1 and conclude on Sunday, November 4.
Manta, in the province of Manabí, in addition to Santa Elena and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas will have one more day of rest in the holiday for the Day of the Dead and for the Independence of Cuenca.
Places you must visit at the November 2018 Holiday
Baños de Agua Santa is located in the province of Tungurahua only 180 km from Quito and 35 km from Ambato.
The tourist city of is located in a valley with waterfalls and hot springs next to the Tungurahua volcano with a height of 5,016 meters.
Baños has a population of 20,000 inhabitants, stands at an altitude of 1,826 meters and has average temperatures of 20 ° C.
Baños de Agua Santa is a city suitable for practicing various adventure sports such as: rafting, kayaking, canyoning, rock climbing, bridge jumping, horseback riding, ecological hiking, canopy, mountain biking, etc.
It has 5 municipal spas with mineral and sulphurous waters that go from the cold ones of 18 ° C, to the thermal ones of 55 ° C; emerge from the bowels of the Tungurahua volcano.
It has a pink area where more than 30 clubs, bars and clubs.
In this city you can access more than 80 restaurants with varied national and international cuisine.
It has a great variety of landscape contrasts; just a short tour to find different environments that can go from a coastal thorny forest to a tropical dry forest and end in a humid forest and garúa.
It is undoubtedly a reference site for scientific and nature tourism, since within its territory it is home to the Machalilla National Park and is the cradle of cultures such as Machalilla, Chorrera, Guangala and Bahía.
Biodiversity in Puerto López, Manabí
Puerto López is home to forests of garúa, dry and semi-dry forests, where a large number of orchids and mammals live, such as armadillos, tigrillos and anteaters. But they also highlight their underwater environments with rocky reefs.
Tourist Attractions in Puerto López, Manabí
Puerto Lopez has the privilege of receiving every year the spectacle of the humpback whales, its main attraction. But there is also the Isla de la Plata, the best place to practice diving, and the beautiful Playa de los Frailes, with the softness of the white sand.
Activities in Puerto López, Manabí
Hikes, diving, snorkeling, observation of marine fauna.
Paraiso del surf for some, place of celebration or rest for others; It is simply a point where people from different parts of the world meet, you can also find meditation, healing, nature, culture, gastronomy and much more ..
Montañita we could define it in many ways, it depends on the point of view of who visits it.
For those who like:
Surfing: Montañita is one of the best surf points on the Ecuadorian coast.
Montañita is a tourist center in direct connection to a wide variety of destinations and activities: Puerto Lopez, Ayampe, Las Tunas, Ayangue, waterfalls, natural areas, Chongon Mountain Range - Colonche, Whale watching, paragliding, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, etc.
The tranquility: especially because it is surrounded on one side by the beach and its infinite sea and on the other there is a great variety of vegetation where a direct contact with nature is created.
Party: In high season (December to March) you will find parties, music, cocktails, food, etc. along the streets and the beach of Montañita, where people from all over the world meet.
On weekends Montañita Explodes!.,
Meet people: the environment and cultural diversity is fascinating, all the nations represented by the residents and visitors of the town.
It has a river spa with white and soft sand.
The beach is decorated by dozens of trees that are the habitat of Capuchin monkeys and their descendants.
Monkeys interact frequently with visitors; They are used to tourists and do not feel any fear to take what they need from houses and shops; They are one of the attractions of the town.
Puerto Misahuallí offers a variety of activities for tourists, including: navigation through rivers, visits to zoos, native communities that will show customs, traditions, crafts and culture.
For the more adventurous there are walks through primary forest, visit waterfalls and practice extreme sports such as kayaking and tubing.
Puyo is known as a commercial place. The landscape and the natural beauty of the charms of the city, offer the best options to visitors and scientists who wish to know the impressive vegetation, fauna, immense rivers, waterfalls and other fascinating places of the province of Pastaza.
El Puyo has become the most tourist city of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The main river that crosses it takes the name of, Pastaza, being this navigable river until its estuary in the Amazon river.
El Puyo is a modern city, with a hotel capacity of more than 2,000 rooms.
Its attractions can be distributed in three tourist corridors: Puyo - Baños, Puyo - Macas, and Puyo - Tena, with an infinity of natural spas in its crystalline rivers and hidden waterfalls in the exuberant jungle.
The city of Puyo and the province of Pastaza has a natural vocation for the development of tourist activity due to the varied natural and cultural attractions it has; in addition to its proximity to the Ecuadorian highlands.
In the Puyo you can go hiking, where you can play with long vines to go from one side to another, crossing suspension bridges or taravitas, and smell the typical aromas of the dense vegetation, all this in the Puyo river chute, a walk controlled by the municipality and without any danger.