Also known as Nueva Loja, it is the capital of the Province and constitutes the epicenter of the country's oil exploitation. Along the banks of the Aguarico River beautiful beaches are formed where sporting and artistic events take place, especially on weekends and during local festivities. It borders on the north with the Republic of Colombia, on the south with the Province of Orellana, on the east with the Canton Cuyabeno and on the west with the Canton Cascales. Lago Agrio is a door of the Amazon and its great commercial movement gives vitality to the city, which was born in the 70s with the oil boon, that is why when arriving in the city of Nueva Loja we can appreciate the facilities of the different national and international oil companies, operating in the area.
This city has the necessary infrastructure to welcome tourists who visit the province; has hotels, restaurants, air, land, river transport, entertainment centers and much more for the comfort and satisfaction of its visitors.
What places to visit in Lago Agrio Canton?
When you travel to Lago Agrio you can visit:
Cathedral of the City in Lago Agrio
The cathedral of the city of Nueva Loja, is the most important episcopal seat of the Christian diocese, on which depend the other existing churches in the city. This building shows us an architectural design, simple and cozy, which stands in the middle of the historic center of the city, in front of the central park, "Lago Agrio"; this monument has the privilege of being the whole that embellishes the urban regeneration, because besides being considered a historical jewel, it is strategic for the urban, peasant and indigenous people who have been evangelized and guided by Christian values and principles.
Recreational Ecological Park "Pearl" in Lago Agrio
The Lago Agrio Recreational Ecological Park "called PERLA, for its acronym, is considered an Ecological Park that generates opportunities for recreation, environmental education, tourism services and recovery of natural, forested and aquatic ecosystems.The designated area of the" PERLA "corresponds to 110 hectares around the lagoon, located within the Lago Agrio Protected Forest, El Perla offers local, national and foreign visitors a variety of services oriented conservation and recreation as one of the alternatives of education, recreation and conservation, which contributes the natural beauty of the lagoon.
Sport Fishing The Little Mermaid in Lago Agrio
It is located on the road Colombia Km. 5 right margin, has an area of 48 hectares. It is a Family Recreational Center with basic services, which serves for distraction and relaxation in harmony with nature where it has natural pools of different appropriate measures, to fish cachama, tilapia, bocachicos, up to 4 kilos, also has 1 pool for children and one for adults, corporal commando has a distance of 70 meters and a height of 20 meters has a harness system which gives a reliable security, sports courts, has a volley ball court and a football with turf floor, playground and 4x4 track, has a dimension of 1200 meters long by 10 meters wide; Its topography is irregular, which is perfect for this sport.
KiwaLoge in Lago Agrio
It is a natural attraction located in the Parroquia Santa Cecilia km 17 of the road Quito on the left bank, 20 minutes from the city of Nueva Loja, it has an area of 30 hectares of tropical secondary rainforest, which surrounds the attractiveness of the Conejo 1 and 2 rivers. The natural attraction is managed by Mr. Domingo Cerda, is a tourist operation of his property KIWA LOGE, which means Cabin surrounded by Green Area, offers the services of bar, guide, and river transport and Recreational Area. Ecotourism activities are developed here, bird watching such as: pava, pacharaco, Opéndulas, Caciques, toucans, toquilos and yuto and biodiversity of flora, the cigarette of the jungle, blood of drago, sandi and yuati caspi etc, cultural activities with the community August 5 nationality "kichwa", where you can see the development of crafts and music presentation, dance and shamanism, hiking trails for two hours to reach the lagoon. It is one of the great tributaries of the Napo; in its headwaters, east of the province of Carchi is called Chigual and from its union with the Cofanes, which forms in the eastern mountain ranges of Imbabura, takes the name of AGUARICO. The river is an artery of fluvial communication very important, especially for the indigenous communities, by the waters of this majestic river we can go canoeing, appreciate and enjoy the landscape that opens up in its path and also be able to visit the communities Kichwas and Cofanes that They are on its banks. With its beautiful sandy beaches and pedradisas allows local, national and foreign tourists to spend unforgettable moments, admiring the exotic landscape, this sector has the necessary infrastructure, huts with dance floor, bar, sports courts, restaurant, parking, canoes and several tents that provide food service. This beautiful sector is 3 1/2 kilometers via El Pusino in the city of Nueva Loja.
Dureno River in Lago Agrio
It is located on Pacayacu km 24 1/2, in the Dureno parish, on the right bank, a navigable river for the Cofán community that flows into the Aguarico river; It is a boat port for the commercialization of agricultural products and crafts.
The Cabin in Lago Agrio
It is located at Km. 19 next to the Eno river, via Lago Agrio - Coca, left margin before reaching the town center of El Eno. This natural spa offers the services of dance floor, bar, restaurant, sports courts, barbecue area, buoy rental, among others. This spa is a very welcoming place for local and national tourists.
Identity Monument in Lago Agrio
It is located in Av. Quito, Km. 3 of the city of Nueva Loja, it is the second largest monument in South America because of the number of characters that it shows. The monument represents the work of its people, beliefs and progress of the Province of Sucumbíos where is representing the 5 human groups that are: Siona, Shuar, Cofán, Kichwas, and Afroecuatoriano.
Central Park "Lago Agrio"
Arriving at the oil capital of Ecuador, we were pleasantly pleased with the beauty of the Central Park "Lago Agrio"; This is a fortress, since it is located in front of the cathedral and the legendary school "Lago Agrio", on 12 de Febrero and 18 de Noviembre streets. Original architectural work, modern attractive of the city of Nueva Loja. Because it is monumental, it gathers the most original ideas of ornamentation and architectural design of the entire Amazon, built with the resources of the Municipality since December 2006.
Laguna Julio Marín in Lago Agrio
This natural attraction is located in the neighborhood Julio Marín, has a dimension of 80 meters wide x 200 long, its surroundings are covered by fodder peanuts, also native trees of the area that in the future will give the lagoon jungle airs tropical, also has trails, pier, jetty, and a bridge that crosses the stream that feeds the lake, you can also ride boats, and observe the different birds of the region as parrots, herons, birds tiles.
Blue Lagoon Resort in Lago Agrio
It is located on Via Tarapoa Km. 1 1/2, with an area of 800 m2. This place is very visited on weekends both by families, students of the different schools and schools of the canton; provides restaurant services, swimming pool for children and adults, dance floor, sports courts, bar, bathrooms / showers, changing rooms and parking. This recreation center has a capacity for three hundred people.
San Miguel International Bridge in Lago Agrio
We can visit it 26 km north of Nueva Loja in General Farfán Parish, 6 km from the town center "La Punta" This great bridge crosses the San Miguel River, uniting Ecuador with Colombia and allowing commercial transactions. When crossing this great bridge we can visit towns such as La Hormiga, Orito, La Dorada, among others, from the neighboring country of Colombia.
Malecón De General Farfán in Lago Agrio
This is a tourist center of the General Farfán Parish, of the Lago Agrio Canton, it is located in the center of the population on the banks of the San Miguel River, it is the arrival point of the boats of the people that arrive from Colombia, we can enjoy the landscape and product marketing.
Typical Food in Lago Agrio
Gastronomy of the Lago Agrio canton, is very different from that of another region of Ecuador, in which it is invited to participate tasting the typical dishes that are offered in the Market of the city: Mayones, Guanta Rellena, Maito, Piranha in sauce of Palmito, the Picada Amazónica and much more.