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Canton San Pedro de Huaca. It is a canton of the Province of Carchi, in Ecuador, it is very well known always alive for its festivals and traditions.

Its capital is the locality of Huaca. Its population in the 2010 census is 7,624 inhabitants. It is located at an altitude of 2923 meters above sea level. The canton of Huaca, always alive for its festivals and traditions, is the seat of one of the most admired sanctuaries in the province, the Church of the Virgin Purita, a purity that is reflected in the hearts of its people. Its people are dedicated exclusively to agriculture, it is a paper mill and milk producer.

The economy of the San Pedro de Huaca canton is developed based on agricultural production, so that the other economic activities are closely related to it. So the labor that occupies; transport for the mobilization of products; the commercialization, as a consequence of the above. In this process appears the hand of intermediaries, finally the artisan processing of dairy products.

Climate San Pedro de Huaca Canton.

The cantónpresenta cold climate of height its temperature varies from 3 to 18 degrees Celsius with an average of 10 degrees Celsius, precipitation 1100 ml annual.

Flora Canton San Pedro de Huaca.

You can see species such as: Chilcas, guarumos, chuquiraguas, arboreal ferns, frailejones, straw, pumamaqui, moss, bromeliads, pads and a variety of orchids.

Fauna Canton San Pedro de Huaca.

Hummingbirds, Andean gulls, páramo ducks, curiquingues, chilicos, condors, cervicabras, deers, wolves of paramo, marsupial toads, trout, preplicailla, butterflies of multiple colors and in the subtropical zones: guanta, bear and snake.

Economic development San Pedro de Huaca Canton.

Huaca is a very well endowed region for agriculture because its soils are fertile, the most important agricultural crops that should be highlighted are the potato, it is a papero canton and occupies one of the first places in the national production of this tuber. The production of barley was important some years ago due to the safe market that the Colombian beer industry had; then it declined to recover again with new crops. Other important crops are: Corn, wheat, peas, beans, beans, mellocos.

It has been established that the plateaus of Huaca constitute optimal zones for the raising of cattle, both of milk and of meat. The quality of the cattle has improved thanks to the introduction of pure stallions. In the main haciendas the milk production is done in a technical way, so the average liters of cow's milk per day is high. Regarding beef cattle, although it is important, its growth has been determined by price problems. In this, the demand and prices that govern Colombia have a lot to do with it.

The skill of the craftsmen of this jurisdiction is reflected in the elaboration of woven sacks and the beauty of the embroideries that are distinguished by their quality, the activity of the saddlery provides a great variety of products, the reed of mount and the chilande are materials used to produce baskets, purses and ornaments in general.

Typical food San Pedro de Huaca Canton.

Among the typical dishes of the canton are: guinea pig with potatoes, broth chicken, potatoes with cheese, cheese kneading, shampoos.

Tourist Places to visit in San Pedro de Huaca

Biological Reserve Guanderas in San Pedro de Huaca

This incorporable place contains an extension of 1000 hec. Where 60% corresponds to páramo and 40% to primary forest.
The guandera tree has its development in this biological station and reaches a height of up to 30 meters (Clussia-flaviflora) its scientific name) houses a large number of birds no less than 140 endemic species and others that have been discovered on the site as the Toucan of colors.

Church of the Virgin of Purification in San Pedro de Huaca

In this sanctuary the "Purita" is venerated as the locals affectionately call it, its festivities are the first days of February, which are full of a real fervor on the part of national pilgrims and tourists from southern Colombia.
This traditional festival dates back to the 19th century and is considered pagan due to processions and great economic waste on the part of priostes.

Archaeological Museum in San Pedro de Huaca

It is located next to the shrine of the Vicaria Foránea de Huaca, has a large sample of metal jewelry, as well as ceramic objects of the Pastures - Quillasingas, and works, religious documents of interest to those who have the opportunity to observe them . collected by Father Juan Bautista escudero.

Plaza and Central Park in San Pedro de Huaca

Where the Church of the Virgin of Purification stands out, its park adorned with pools, trees and flowers, which at night is illuminated to provide its visitors with a cozy atmosphere conducive to conversation take a boil and admire the environment ..

The Páramo in San Pedro de Huaca

After the forest line at 3,650 meters above sea level, an abrupt transition leads to another unusual and spectacular ecosystem: the extensive and open páramo with its gardens of velvety leaves frailejones, along with the spiny achupalla, favorite food of the spectacled bear.

The Pantános in San Pedro de Huaca

These are located from 3,800 m high, they are the sponge, the main source that provides water to thousands of people from the lower part, who are camouflaged by a magnificent sponge of pajonales, mosses and frailejones characteristic of the area.

Nariz del Diablo in San Pedro de Huaca

Located south of the reserve at 3800 meters above sea level. The total journey is approximately 6 hours starting from guandera. During the walk you can see the view of the marshes and lagoons that surround the extensive paramo de frailejones

Waterfall La Bretaña in San Pedro de Huaca

In a 4 hours walk that starts from the Guandera station, it is at an altitude of 3650, with its fresh waters that decorate the vast moor.

El Mirador Waterfall in San Pedro de Huaca

You can take walks, starting from the Guandera station, in a time of three hours, and at an approximate height of 3540 meters above sea level, you can see from the high moor a 20 m waterfall, which covers the forest basin of the reserve.


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Ecuador and its unique charms.

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Ecuador country of 4 worlds, in one place...!

Ecuador, officially called the Republic of Ecuador, is a sovereign country located in the northwestern region of South America. Bordered on the North by Colombia, Northwest with Peru, to the South and to the East with the Peru. The Pacific Ocean bathes the western coast, and separates it from the Galapagos Islands located thousand kilometers to the West.

Soo close Quito the capital of the Andes, stands the Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. It is currently one of the most traditional and culturally better preserved on the planet, it has 5 nominations for the Cultural heritage of humankind, two natural heritage of humanity and over 20 candidates for other commemorations of the Unesco .

History of the Ecuador

The first human settlements in Ecuadorian territory date back to 12 000 to.C., subsequently developed several pre-Columbian peoples. After the definitive independence from Spanish rule, part of the territory joined quickly the Gran Colombia, while the coastal territory remained independent until the annexation by manu militari by Simón Bolívar. In 1830 the Colombian territories of the South seceded and created the Ecuadorian nation.In 1979, the country returned to democratic system, although political instability between 1996 to 2006 led the country into an economic, political and social crisis, resulting in the dollarization of its economy and toppled three Presidents before the end of its mandate.

The Ecuador culture

Rag dolls representing the indigenous culture of Ecuador is a multi-ethnic and multicultural nation.It should consider the ethnic and regional diversity of Ecuador to analyze their culture. Ethnically it is marked by the presence of mestizos and indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, white; as well as regions such as the coast, the sierra, the East and the insular region, all of them with very rich specificities.

The Ecuador climate

The country has a tropical and humid climate, the air quality is very good by the presence of large natural forests, national parks, and the Amazon rainforest.

Geography of the Ecuador

Ecuador is located on the terrestrial Equator by which its territory is located in both hemispheres.The country has an area of 283,561 square kilometers. It is divided into four natural regions (La Costa, Sierra, the Amazon and the Insular region or Galapagos), in turn is divided administratively into 24 provinces.
In the Pacific coast are the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabi, Los Rios, Guayas, Santa Elena and El Oro.In the Andes, in the North and central are Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Chimborazo, in the South are Bolivar, Cañar, Azuay and Loja.In the Amazon, on the other hand are succumbing, Napo, Pastaza, Orellana, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe and in the island, the Galapagos Islands, made up of 13 main islands region.

The Ecuador economy

Ecuador is a major exporter of bananas (first place worldwide in its production and export), flowers, and the eighth World producer of cocoa.Petroleum accounts for 40% of exports and contributes to maintaining a positive trade balance.

Festivals in the Ecuador

  • Easter, many of the provinces celebrated on this date, with regional events.
  • November 2, the Difuntos.
  • 25 of December day, they celebrate Christmas, sharing in family.
  • 331 December, farewell of the year.

Regions natural of the Ecuador

Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains, Costa and the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador national parks

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Cotopaxi, Sangay National Park, National Park Podocarpus, El Cajas National Park, National Park Machalilla National Park.

Languages spoken in Ecuador

Ecuador speaks the Spanish throughout the territory, also Quechua indigenous populations of the Sierra and the Amazon, but as it is a country with a tourist infrastructure in development, can be guides in several languages; It is possible to speak in English at the points of attention to tourists called "iTur"; created by the Ministry of tourism also in airports, Bus Terminal, municipalities and others find information points.

Shopping in Ecuador

We recommend going to the handicrafts market of Otavalo, located about 2 hours (120 km) of Quito city, there you can get variety of souvenirs and handicrafts that are found in the rest of the Andean region.And don't forget Cotacachi, a town with cute works in leather of high quality.
In the city of Cuenca also can be purchased pottery, textiles, jewelry, crafts in toquilla straw, wrought iron, etc.

Food typical of the Ecuador

Ecuador has a variety of typical food, in each of the natural regions, such as Costa, Sierra and East have their own typical food, in the East can eat a Chontacuro (worms grilled on skewer), in the Sierra you can eat a delicious "fry pork", a hornado, llapingachos, the Guinea pig, the classic "sing" in Cuenca, and a fish coconut coast, prieta salt, green bolon or ceviche de concha and many more dishes.In Manabi most importantly the food is tanning with lemon and fresh fish.

  • Pope locro, is a stew with squash, beans, corn or potatoes.
  • Roast Cuy or Guinea.
  • Cebiche or ceviche, this dish is very consumed in the coastal area.
  • Encebollado, is a stew of fish containing Yucca and pickled red onions.
  • Cuy or Guinea pig, is usually roasted.
  • Bolón de pescado
  • Bolón, is based green bananas broiled or fried previously.
  • Fritada is another delicious dish of Ecuador.Not be left confused by the name, is not a dish of fried meat.The meat of pig or pork is cooked in plenty of water and orange juice with cumin, garlic, onion, salt and pepper until the water has been consumed to be completed. Then the meat begins to Brown in its own fat. Also is it accompanied by mote (boiled maize).

Drinks and fun in Ecuador

There are many clubs and bars in constant renewal in the country.

  • A reference point for nightlife is Montañita where Sun, surf, beach and joy.
  • In Guayaquil, there are bars and clubs for all tastes.
  • In Quito, the area of fun, dancing, alcohol is known as the Mariscal. Current law restricts the opening of bars and nightclubs on holidays; the days Friday and Saturday until 2:00 am, on Sunday the sale of alcoholic beverages is limited.

Lodging in Ecuador

Ecuador has a good hotel infrastructure for all kinds of tourists, from Hostels up to Super exclusive luxury hotels such as the Hilton Hotel Oro Verde, Sheraton, Wyndham, Unipark, among others. All this is thanks to the good tourist development that has had the country in recent years.
If you need more information about where to stay, we recommend you to enter this link: Lodging in Ecuador and review the tourism infrastructure that exists in all of the Ecuador.

Tourism in Ecuador

Ecuador lies within the countries more diverse in its ecosystem and for this reason National Geographic categorized it within the top 10 tourist destinations in adventure.

Cultural in Ecuador tourist attractions

Historic center of Quito, Mitad del Mundo, Ingapirca ruins, historic centre of Cuenca, Latacunga, and much more.Come and visit Ecuador!

Natural tourist attractions in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, National Park Yasuní, National Park El Cajas National Park Sangay, Parque nacional Podocarpus, Vilcabamba, bathrooms.
Glaciers and volcanoes: Antisana, Cayambe, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo Illinizas.El is the volcano and highest mountain of Ecuador, is the farthest from the center of the Earth, and «the point closest to the Sun». Its last known eruption is believed that you occurred around the 550 dC.
Beaches: Crucita, Atacames, Bahía de Caráquez, Esmeraldas, Manta, Salinas, Montañita

Cotopaxi Volcano in Latacunga Ecuador

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Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos Islands are worldwide known for their wide biodiversity and for being the point from where Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution.We present you 5 facts that perhaps you didn't know about the Enchanted Islands.

The term "Enchanted islands" first appeared on a map in 1589.Sailors nicknamed thus to the Galapagos Islands, by referring to these "appeared and disappeared", since due to the sea currents strong, access to the Islands was limited at certain times of the year. The nickname transcended over the years and today is still saying that the Islands are "delighted", but referring now to the great biodiversity of flora and fauna.

The Galapagos marine iguana, is the only species of reptile in the world that has managed to adapt to life under water.

The Islands are named for the giant tortoises that live there (the Galapagos word meaning turtle). This species can reach up to 16 hours a day to sleep and mainly feeds on cacti that grow there.

In keeping with the turtles, originally there were 15 species of giant tortoises in the Galapagos, unfortunately 5 of them are completely extinct, so there are only 10. The main threat of the turtles is the human being, who for years has been dedicated to hunting them for their meat and oil.

The Galapagos Islands were part of the second world war! During this war, the Government of Ecuador allowed the United States Government build a runway with strategic aims in the Islands.When the war ended, the Americans abandoned the place. That track currently serves as the main airport of the Islands, which welcomes the year thousands of passengers.