Canton Cascales. It is a canton of the Province of Sucumbíos, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of El Dorado de Cascales retains a large proportion of its natural resources, and ethnic groups that still keep alive their ancestral traditions.
The Cascales Canton known as "The land of Dorado Dawn", has a variety of attractions, which motivates tourists to visit and stay for a long time in them. In addition, all the elements that nature and the environment in general offer us. The canton Cascales retains a large proportion of its natural resources, and ethnic groups that still keep alive their custom, ancestral traditions, and who want to continue living in harmony with nature.
This region is one of the richest in biodiversity. Its population is 11,104 inhabitants, it has an area of 1,248 km2. Its current mayor for the period 2014-2019 is Jaime Riera Rodríguez. The cantonization date was August 2, 1990.
Economic development of Cascales Canton
Agricultural, livestock, livestock, timber, poultry, trade, tourism, fish farming.
Cultures and Traditions of Canton Cascales
Activities of the Holidays: Cascales celebrates its cantonization festivities year after year, from the end of July until August 2, with the most important acts that are: the artisanal and tourist agricultural exports, election and coronation of the queen of the canton, parades and comparsas with a high content of cultural expressions.
The carnival in Cascales has been taking a very special nuance, with the culture and tradition of Bolívar expressed every year with cultural events, developed in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. The most outstanding acts of this celebration is: the festival of comparsas and floats, election of the queen of carnival, contest of carnival songs, typical foods.
Tourist attractions in the Cascales Canton
Known as the fate of the ceramics or Manka Alpa, territory where settle the Kichwa, Cofán and Shuar nationalities.
Cascales has abundant wildlife, with species such as guanta, guatín, armadillo, tapir, deer, weasel, capybara, lazy monkey, tiger, panther, squirrel, snake, turtles, lizards and an infinity of butterflies and insects; You can also see birds of exotic colors such as hummingbird, parrots, parrots toucans, guans, rooster de peña, colembas, swallows, sparrows, owls and partridges.
Its attractions are the beautiful natural landscapes, its flora, its fauna, offered by the different community resorts such as Shayari.
Shayari, located in the middle of the tropical humid forest conserved in natural state, offers cabins and ecological footpaths, natural and cultural activities like walks, dances, rituals and crafts.
The suspension bridge of Tony El Suizo is an adventure for lovers of vertigo.
It has a varied cuisine with products from the area.