It is a municipality of the Province of Sucumbíos, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Shushufindi. In this canton you can go hiking, excursions, bird watching, sport fishing, among others.
Shushufindi, is a paradise in the corner of the Amazon, its charms open a fan for Ecuador and the world, with its kindness and hospitality of its beautiful people, it converges with the flora and fauna, is active to receive in its I pray to those who have the opportunity to visit this lovely land, full of opportunities, beautiful and hardworking people, to be part of our culture, goodness, wonderful landscapes; its diversity and the joint work to conserve the environment make it the lung of our country and the whole world. Its name comes from two Cofan voices: Shushu (Sahino Pork) and Findi (Hummingbird); surely because in this place there is an abundance of these two species, which are used as food and garment adornment. In this canton you can go hiking, excursions, bird watching, sport fishing, among others.
Climate Canton Shushufindi
The climate that surrounds this place is pleasant, has a temperature that ranges between 25º C. at least up to 30º C. at most.
Flora Canton Shushufindi
It is located within the Tropical humid forest life zone and presents several types of plant formations such as: evergreen lowland forest, evergreen lowland forest evergreen lowland forest flooded by white water, evergreen land forest lows flooded by sewage, swamps.
Shushufindi Canton Wildlife
It is one of the places in Ecuador that offers a greater variety of mammals and abundant numbers of amphibian, bird and reptile species, among which are crocodiles (the black alligator and the alligator), turtles and lizards. They also inhabit red and yellow headed chickens fulfilling their purifying function by feeding on carrion and waste.
Typical meals Shushufindi canton
The mayto of fish and carachama, dried of guanta, guatusa and deer, chicha de chonta, yucca and banana is present.
Mayto fish or carachama: These two types of fish are wrapped in leaves, tied and hoes.
Dry guanta, guatusa or deer: For the preparation the meat with vinegar is put in a bowl for 2 hours. Then a refrito is made with oil, paiteña, onion, pepper, garlic, cilantro, chillangua, peanuts and dressings. Finally the meat that was cooked is incorporated until it is soft.
Chicha de chonta or yucca: To prepare the yucca chicha, the yucca is crushed in a bowl, the sweet potato is grated separately with water. Then the yucca and sweet potato are mixed with the same liquid that was cooked. Finally it is left to ferment for 24 hours.
On the other hand, to prepare the chicha de chonta, the chontas are cooked in abundance, then drained and allowed to cool. Subsequently the pepas is removed and the chonta is ground. In the obtained mass, fermented guarapo is thrown, so that it is not too thick or strong. It is finally served.
Tourist Places Canton Shushufindi
Lourdes Waterfall Canton Shushufindi
It is located, at a distance from the city of Shushufindi of, 45 minutes of travel to the entrance of the main road, then it is taken by the right bank, 15 minutes of travel, for this place crosses the river Conanbo in the waterfall you can practice Fishing and swimming can enjoy a natural Hydro-massage, since you can reach the very fall of the water, you do not have mass public transport, by taxi, you can go at any time, you can do family tourism.
La Chorrera Canton Shushufindi
It is located at a distance of the city of Shushufindi of, 20 minutes of travel, through this place crosses the Eno River where you can practice fishing and swimming does not have public transport, by taxi you can reach at any time, you can do family tourism.
Tourist Farm La Divina Providencia Canton Shushufindi
It is located about 15 minutes from the city of Shushufindi, by the main road, then 8 minutes away on the left bank, we find the tourist complex, the tourist farm the divine providence, where you can enjoy all kinds of fruits Tropical, more than a natural pool of cold water, you can do family tourism.
San Roque Canton Shushufindi
This parish is located, in the center of the Shushufindi canton, and has 3348 inhabitants representing 7.22% of the general population of Shushufindi, is 1 hour 15 minutes from Shushufindi, has vehicle access at all times, does not have asphalt road , its population is made up of indigenous nationalities and settlers, the indigenous communities that inhabit this place are: the Sionas and Redwoods. In the Parish we have the Political Tenure, Health Sub-center, public telephony, and Internet service. The natural charms of the parish are: The Siona Community and the Secoya Community.
The Siona Canton Shushufindi community
It is located on the banks of the Aguarico River, it is reached by Poza Honda, it is one hour by land, from Shushufindi, then 30 minutes by river to Aboquehuira and 20 minutes more to Biaña and they are the most representative communities of the Siona nationality.
Redwood community Canton Shushufindi
This community is reached by the Nueva Vida site, to Puerto Gregorio, and is 1 hour with 45 minutes by car from the city of Shushufindi, then by the river Shushufindi upstream, 20 minutes away, is the Botanical Garden, and the ancestral house of the Redwoods, called Tuiquë Huë'e, and then, downstream back down the same river, until reaching the mouth of the Aguarico river, about 45 minutes away, you will arrive at Cesar's house Pillaguaje, an internationally renowned indigenous painter, from this place about 5 minutes we arrived at the Secoya community of San Pablo Remolino, and 1 minute by river trip we found the Secoya information center, where there is an ancestral house, and a 15 meter tower, 30 meter high Guayabo tree.
Limoncocha Canton Shushufindi
It is the parish that is south of the Shushufindi canton, and has 3914 inhabitants, which represents 8.44% of the general population of Shushufindi, is an hour and twenty minutes away from Shushufindi, has public transport at all times It does not have a paved road, its population consists of indigenous nationalities and settlers, the indigenous communities are: the Shuaras, and Quichuas. In the Parish we have Political Tenure, Civil Registry, Health Sub-center, public telephony and Internet service.
The natural charms of the parish are:
Shuara Community.- It is located in the Yamanunka commune, in this place there are the largest number of oil wells, consequently many oil exploitation companies and other related companies are settled.
Quichua Community.- It is located in the center of the Parish of Limoncocha, it has an indigenous system of government.
Yamanunka Waterfall Canton Shushufindi
Located in the commune of the same name, and is located 50 minutes from the city of Shushufindi by land transport, then 30 minutes walk on the left bank of the road to Limoncocha, through this place crosses the river La Chorrera
Limoncocha Biological Reserve Canton Shushufindi
It is one of the places in Ecuador that offers a greater variety of mammals and abundant numbers of amphibian, bird and reptile species, among which are two crocodiles (the black alligator and the alligator), turtles and lizards. It is an ecosystem of great importance especially because it contains species of flora and fauna of great scientific interest. It is one of the places in Ecuador that offers a greater variety of mammals and abundant numbers of amphibian, bird and reptile species, among which are two crocodiles (the black alligator and the alligator), turtles and lizards. It is an ecosystem of great importance especially because it contains species of flora and fauna of great scientific interest. It has 4,613.25 hectares populated with Tropical Humid Forest, it was declared a protected area on September 23, 1985. It has a high level of biodiversity but with a low population density that remains constant.
The lagoons have a great fauna richness, especially in birds with more than 464 species, of which a large number are endemic to the Reserve area, including kingfisher, ticks, heron, parakeets, lora, macaws. They also inhabit red and yellow headed chickens fulfilling their purifying function by feeding on carrion and waste.
Symbolic Species: This habitat is shared by 45 species of amphibians, 30 reptiles and several fish such as piranha, shad, sardine and smooth. Among the mammals in the place inhabit the capybara, the largest rodent in the world, tapir, bats and howler monkey.
Extinction Species: The large charapa is an endangered species due to the excessive collection of its eggs used for food, by the Quichuas of the sector.
Varzea and igapó vegetation has been identified south of the Limoncocha Lagoon and in the Yanacocha Lagoon. In the secondary forest there are trees very appreciated by the wood merchants, among them the ceibo, cedar, guarumo, caripona, moral, macaw caspi, laurel, cana brava, platanillo, guabas, pambil, higuerón, hunguragua, morete, blood of chicken, raft and guayacán.
Native Plants: In this area dominates a species of palm known as chontilla and associated with it, the macrolobio. In the swamps of moretales dominates the morete, another species of palm, that is mainly at the southern end of the Reserve covering permanently flooded areas. Next to these palms grows a vine known as cat's claw, as well as the raft tree, made of wood very suitable for the manufacture of handicrafts.
Limoncocha-Lake Limoncocha Lagoon: It is located in the parish of the same name, in this place we find weights of all kinds including piranha, and in abundance the crocodile, anacondas, turtles, as water animals, we also have land animals like : the guanta, guatin, guatuza, armadillo, monkey, deer, capiguara, as game animals, and as predators we have, the tiger, tigrillo, panther, as predatory animals, likewise we have, more than a hundred variety of birds, the lagoon It is fed by seven rivers, and its waters flow into the Napo River, on its banks we find, the Jambi Cocha cabins, they have the basics, where you can take a Tour or request one.
Islands and Beaches of the Napo River: The entire lake system of this area is part of the Napo river basin. Its Islands and beaches are places that offer multiple resources for recreation and nature observation. They are permanently used as transit areas for tourists and locals.
Capucuy River: It is the place that has suffered the least human intervention. There you can enjoy flora and fauna in the natural state t it is possible to observe species of lora and macaws, which are hardly seen around class = "bullet-4" dor of the Limoncocha Lagoon.
Yanacocha Lagoon: It is a black water lagoon with great biological diversity. It is located on the drain of the Limoncocha Lagoon towards the Capucuy, in an almost impenetrable place, because it is covered with dense vegetation and swampy areas. It is believed that many anacondas live in this sector and that it is the right place for alligators to spawn.
El Caimán Ethnobotanical Trail: This self-guided trail is located on the southeast side of the Limoncocha Lagoon and is approximately 2 km long. The vegetation corresponds to a mature secondary forest and the trees and shrubs of the trail are marked.
Limoncocha Interpretation Center: It is located just 500 m from the lagoon. The surrounding area has infrastructure to receive small groups of visitors, motor canoes, keels and a path that reaches the place. It is an interesting place because of the amount of multicultural elements that can be found, especially at fairs.
Archaeological Museum of Pompeii: Located on the island of Pompeii, the CICAME Museum, brings together the largest and most important collection of funeral ceramics belonging to the Napo Phase (1188-1480 AD), as well as many other prevenient pieces of different indigenous cultures of the area . For your access you travel through the Napo River from Coca (1 hour of navigation) or access by road.
Pañacocha Canton Shushufindi
It is the parish that is to the east of the Shushufindi canton, and has 1328 inhabitants, which represents 2.86% of the total population of Shushufindi, has a territorial extension of 15,000 hectares, does not have vehicular access, this place is reached by waterway along the Napo River, its population is mostly composed of the Quichua indigenous nationality, and in a smaller number of settlers.
Pañacocha Lake Canton Shushufindi
To reach Lake Pañacocha, you need to travel from Shushufindi to Providencia port, (Shushufindi port) with a travel time of 2 hours 10 minutes by land transport, from Shushufindi to Providencia port, and 2 hours by river via the River Napo, does not have public transport, so this place is accessed from pre-contracted expedition tours, thus ensuring land transport, such as river, in the town center of Pañacocha, we find a medium quality restaurant in a number of 5, low quality hotels four, culturally this parish has the Quichuas Indigenous Ethnicity, which have their settlements in this place since 1920, has two lagoons as natural charm, the one is called Lagartococha, where find wild animals such as: lizards, anacondas, river turtles, and birds of different species such as: the Toucan, Paufil, Parrot, Parakeet, Macaw, Chorongo Monkey, Mico, apart from animals that have their habitat on earth such as: Guanta, Guatin, Capiguara, Venado, Tigre, Tigrillo, and Puerco Sahino, and the Pañacocha Lagoon that is, fed by the Rio Pañayacu River, here you can find animals in the wild as : lizards in small quantities, anacondas, river turtles, and birds of different species such as: the toucan, paufil, parrot, parakeet, Chorongo monkey, and mico, apart from animals that have their habitat on earth such as: guanta, guatin , capiguara, deer, tiger, tigrillo, sahino pig, and most importantly the pink dolphins, unique in their kind, to reach the lagoon, you must return, from the center populated by the river Napo ten minutes by canoe, to the mouth from the Pañayacu river, then 45 minutes of river trip to the lagoon, here we find nature in its purest natural state, it should be noted that in this place we find some small rivers, such as ramifications of the lagoon.