The Podocarpus National Park
It is a national park located in the provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe, in the south east of Ecuador. The national park was established in order to protect one of the largest forest of romerillos in the country. Within the park, a unique biological environment has been developed, especially representing the unique avifauna in the area. The Podocarpus National Park houses a complex of more than 100 lagoons, one of the best known being the Lagunas del Compadre. There are also waterfalls, canyons and various kinds of mammals and plants.
South of Ecuador, between the provinces of Loja and Zamora | Distance from the Hotel: 12 km (7.6 miles)
Recreational Park Jipiro
The country's first theme park, stands out for having a wide variety of replicas of famous buildings and sculptures from different cultures of the world such as the Bath of the Ñusta (Inca), Shuar Hut, The Fair, The Saraguros, Arab Mosque, Mayan Pyramid, Colonial Bridge, Puerta del Sol, Indomalaíco Temple, Eiffel Tower, among others. The park Jipiro has in the central part of an artificial lagoon with its "Venus" which makes its visit even more interesting.
Velasco Ibarra 1982, Loja, Ecuador | Distance from the Hotel: 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
Orillas del Zamora Zoo
It was created in 2004 by the I. Municipality of Loja, where it was seen the need for a place of recreation and learning for children, adolescents and adults who want to know the variety of animals in our country, thus giving rise to to this beautiful natural paradise located in our city of Loja. The Zoo welcomes animals that are rescued and this is where they manage to live in an adequate environment. The Biopark, more than being the home of hundreds of birds, quadrupeds and others, has also served to boost tourism and the economy.
Linear Park "Orillas del Zamora", Loja, Ecuador | Distance from the Hotel: 5 km (3.2 miles)
Villonaco Wind Farm
Located in the province of Loja at 2,720 meters above sea level, it has 11 wind turbines with a height of 100 meters, with this project aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption. The center has an interpretation space to offer a complete visit and a better experience for all the visitors. The tour begins with a short video and an explanation about the construction, where 250 Ecuadorians took part. Finally, there is a tour of the trails and viewpoint from which you can see the eleven wind turbines. It is located 40 meters from the old road Catamayo-Loja, by the old way.
Antigua Carretera Catamayo-Loja, Catamayo, Ecuador | Distance from the Hotel: 13 km (8 miles)
The Bath of the Inca-Ancestral Tourism
It is located in the community of Ñamarín on one side of the road that leads to Cuenca, five minutes by car from the center of Saraguro and then the walking tour takes about 20 minutes. It is the most beautiful and attractive construction carved in the purest Cuzco style that exists in the archaeological ruins of the viewpoint, it is built by rectangular white carved stones in which the signs of the chisel are still visible. The most admirable in this bath, is the carving of a stone of 12 angles from which a water fall is born the fall in the form of a jet.
Ñamarin Community | Distance from the Hotel: 115 km (71 miles)
Botanical Park Reinaldo Espinosa
It is the oldest botanical garden in Ecuador and is considered a natural laboratory. It was founded in 1949 by the distinguished Botanist Reinaldo Espinosa Aguilar, in order to promote research and environmental conservation. In the botanical park they have tried to gather in sections the most outstanding and suitable plants in the South of Ecuador
Monday to Friday
Morning - 08HOO to 12H30 | Afternoon - 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 13HOO to 17H30
Av. Pío Jaramillo Alvarado and Reinaldo Espinosa, La Algeria | Distance from the Hotel: 5.3 km (3.3 miles)
Sacred Valley of Longevity - Vilcabamba: Vilcabamba
In Quechua, it means Sacred Valley, it is a small town in the south of Ecuador, it has the reputation of having the "oldest old people in the world", with several people easily surpassing one hundred years old. Vilcabamba became famous in the decade of the 60s thanks to the arrival of a peculiar character named Johnny Lovewisdom, who promoted some naturist practices, especially with food. The sacred valley of longevity has thousands of stories and theories that try to solve the secret of longevity in the area.
Southern region of Ecuador, in the Province of Loja | Distance from the Hotel: 40 km (25 miles)