Bucay - Ecuador

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Bucay City

This is a beautiful city of Ecuador that you should visit


Bucay is considered a great "paradise" of enormous natural resources. It is located on a branch of the Western Cordillera at the foot of the Chimbo River at 320 m.s. and it is the meeting point of the Provinces of Guayas, Los Ríos, Bolívar, Chimborazo and Cañar. Its official name is General Antonio Elizalde, better known as Bucay (original name) has an area of ​​154 square kilometers.
Its average temperature is 24 ° C Bucay is the great perfect scenario of rivers, hillsides, mountains, nature of living expression, tropical birds, hummingbirds, waterfalls, rich gastronomy, cattle and cacao farms, ecotourism and unforgettable adventures. From the city of Guayaquil to Bucay, the main road (on the road: Guayaquil Durán El 26 El Triunfo Bucay) is well signposted.

Flora in Bucay

There is a great variety of species the most outstanding are: guayacán, matapalos, laurel, candelas, balsa, copal flowers, giant ferns, lemon grass, orchids, bromeliads, among others.

Fauna in Bucay

The fauna is composed of several species of tigrillos, squirrels, monkeys, skunks, agoutis, deer, cuchuchos, anteaters, rabbits and others.

Birds: rock roosters, toucans, parrots, parakeets, nightingales, goldfinches, hummingbirds, owls, owls, caciques, woodpeckers, mountain guans, tiles, pigeons and more.

Tourist attractions in Bucay

Tourist lookout.- In the Bellavista II lot viewpoint there is a 6 meter high image of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of the canton and symbol of the great local religious fervor. It was built thanks to the economic contribution of the Association of Bucay residents in the United States.

Agua Clara Spa.- It is a waterfall located on the road to Santa Rosa, within the cantonal capital. The crystalline waters of the Chimbo River and the mountainous formations in the background complement the beautiful landscape of the place.

Malecón del río Chimbo.- Located on av. Raúl Banderas, has games for children, green areas, swimming pools and a large parking lot. It is a large river, perfect for practicing sports such as rafting, kayaking and tubbing.

Bosque Húmedo de La Esperanza.- It maintains a secondary subtropical forest with an important variety of flora and fauna for observation. Elevations of up to 1,200 meters above sea level give rise to the formation of waterfalls ideal for canyoning and other adventure sports such as trekking and mountain biking. The community tourism associations Cabellera de la Virgen, September 5 and Esplendor offer, in addition, horseback riding in the sector.

Ecocampamento and Cabañas de Villamarín For an intimate contact with nature, we recommend staying in the comfortable and rustic cabins located within the Bosque Húmedo de La Esperanza; the site has access to waterfalls. It also offers agro-tourism activities and food and beverage service.

Hostería Casa de Piedra.- It is an attractive and comfortable inn with rustic architecture, an ideal place to enjoy the surroundings in harmony with nature. Fishing, canopy and other extreme sports activities are offered here.

Mundo San Rafael.- The tourist center of the San Rafael hacienda offers both family recreation options and adventure activities, among which we can mention: horseback riding, mountain biking, paintball, sport climbing and canopy.

Typical Gastronomy in Bucay

Fritada.- Fried pork that is served with small fried empanadas, toasted corn and cooked corn. It is accompanied with slices of tomato and avocado.
Dry chicken .- is a stew type cooked in yeast ferment and beer. It is accompanied with "colorado" rice and fried plantain.

Guatita.- Prepared beef belly with potatoes and peanuts. It is served with rice, fried ripe banana and avocado.

Chicha slide - a drink made from rice powder, spices and ice. It is not exactly a fermented drink like the real chicha, however, its name is linked to very popular drinks such as chicha de jora, made with corn or rice and the slide, very common Central America, made with rice.

Dry chicken .- is a stew type cooked in yeast ferment and beer. It is accompanied with "colorado" rice and fried plantain.

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