It is a canton of the Province of Morona Santiago, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of General Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez.
The canton has a significant number of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits, and the silica mines, which are a large quantity of raw materials and which are very limited for the bottle making industry in the city of Guayaquil, must point out that it constitutes at the same time, in basic matter for the manufacture of glass. It has tourist attractions such as: Complex "El Catazho", Peña de los Guacamayos, Recreational Park "Campo Alegre", Zamora River, Catazho Hill, Cunza Alto Waterfall, among others. Food like: Ayampaco, guinea pig and yucca fritters with cheese and typical drinks such as: natural juices and cane juice.
As for the origin of the name of the canton can be told what is written in the Chronicles of the Salesian Mission and monographs of Father Miguel Ulloa, where the gold rush is discussed, which attracted many people of scarce economic resources, who in search of metal The lands of the jibaro Sharupi traveled in and out of the banks of the Zamora River and the Union, who made a habit of resting under the shade of a leafy lemon, pronouncing the classic phrase "Let's rest in the Lemon of the Sharupi "or" Juicy is the Lemon of the Sharupi "thus originating the name of this canton.
Flora Canton Limón Indanza
On the walls of the waterfall there are several species of plants and in its surroundings we find fern species and epiphytes. Other species that we can observe is the pambil, chontilla, guarumo, kill sticks, husk, copal, you can see many species, heliconias, bromeliads, among others.
Fauna Cantón Limón Indanza
Regarding the fauna recorded in the area, we find guatusa, guantas, tapirs, and a series of birds such as the "gallito de la peña", peruviana rupícola, which can be observed in the mornings and afternoons along the rocks of the waterfall.
Cultures and traditions of Cantón Limón Indanza
Celebration in honor of the Virgen de la Nube in Progreso - January.
Party in honor of San Juan Bosco - January 31.
Celebration in honor of Mary Help of Christians - May.
Festivities of homage of the Limón colonies - December.
Cantonization Parties - December 12. - There are activities such as: proclamation of parties in which all the educational institutions of the canton participate, parades of comparsas and allegories, staging traditions and customs of the Limon people, agricultural and livestock fair, festival of typical food, among others.
Important dates of Cantón Limón Indanza
1898. - Father Francisco Mattana is the first missionary to arrive in these lands, according to the Salesian Father Gerriero.
1931. - It becomes the civil parish of Indanza, belonging to the canton Méndez of the Santiago Zamora Province.
1949 - February 27. - By executive decree the village of Limón is elevated to the category of parish with the name of "General Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez", in homage to the Father of the then President of the Republic, Mr. Galo Plaza Lasso. This hamlet previously belonged to the jurisdiction of Santiago de Méndez canton.
1950 - December 11. - The Limón Indanza Canton, belonging to the Province of Morona Santiago, is created by Legislative Decree, bypassing Cantón Santiago de Méndez.
Typical Foods of the Canton Limón Indanza
Ayampaco, prepared with fish or chicken, heart of palm and spices, wrapped in bijao leaves and roasted.
The guinea pig: It is sautéed with garlic and cumin dressing, then it is grilled, frequently bathed with colored butter or achiote. It is served accompanied with potatoes, lettuce and chili.
Seco de Guanta: Stewed meat with rice and cassava.
Tourism Canton Limon Indanza
Privileged place by geographical accidents, which allow to have routes and activities inside dream caves.
This interesting and diverse place has a large number of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits. For this reason the canton stands out for the silica mines, basic material for the manufacture of glass and an extensive series of magical caves, where the visitor will undoubtedly return.
The cave of the Tayos of geological type, with evidence of aboriginal human occupation, is one of the most amazing attractions of Limón Indanza.
On December 12, 1950 the date of its cantonization is celebrated, which is why it is very important to highlight the following series of activities: proclamation of parties, parades and allegories that circulate through the main streets of the city.
These expressions portray the traditions and customs of the Limonense people, being very attractive and colorful for visitors, because in their parties, you can see different handcrafted and fashion events inspired by the natural and anthropological resources of the region.
There are also exhibitions of the best examples of cattle, agricultural products, competitions on horseback, and a typical food festival where the seco de guanta stands out.
Chorrera de Chiviaza Limón Indanza
Chorrera Nanchikin a beautiful waterfall that combines with the nature of the place.
The beautiful Chorrera Nanchikin, known by settlers as Cascada Lanchi or Chorrera Chorrera, is located on the outskirts of Santa Susana de Chiviaza Parish.
Coloradas Waterfalls Limón Indanza
The Cascadas Coloradas is a tourist complex where we can find a great variety of birds; As the best known, the Rooster de Peña, many trails that can be traveled and enjoy nature, is located in the Limòn Indanza canton in the San Bartolo sector 11 km from Limón.
Petroglyphs of Catazho Limón Indanza
A finding of recordings impregnated in stone that has anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, fitomorphic and geometric figures. They are natural formations composed of large blocks of stone. A place that you will love.
What should you know?
The Petroglyphs of the Catazho are located in the community of San José in the Indanza parish of Limón Indanza, province of Morona Santiago, in an approximate area of 7.43 km2. They are called Catazho because they are located in the lower part of the hill and on the right bank of the river of the same name. At a height that goes from 783 to 1288msnm.
The most important research carried out in the last five years is the "Catazho petroglyphs registry" project carried out by María Fernanda Ugalde Mora, PhD from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador funded by the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, Regional Directorate 6 , with which the first systematic and complete inventory of the petroglyphs is developed, which includes the geo-referential location of each petroglyph, the cleaning, the measurement of the stones, general and detailed digital photography of the petroglyphs and the documentation of motifs with the counting and registration of them.
How to get to Petroglyphs Catazho?
To get to this attractive place it can be done by public transport ie Rancheras, are the assigned transportation of the place, It has a cost of $ 0.50 (fifty cents); or by freight charge $ 5.00 (five US dollars)