Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve, Guayaquil

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  • Difficult to do I tried to book a trip through my hotel, The Wyndham but they couldn’t help. Eventually against there recommendations I took a cab. It’s a long way and we arrived eventually at this pl...  more »
  • This reserve is located near the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Management has been carried out on this important ecosystem within the zone of the Guayas is interesting. The visit to these mangroves is a true naturist experience. The tour offered us after a visit to the estate of mango cocoa, excellent experience, a culinary success.
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  • We had seen in the Guidebook that could go by bus. We effectively arrived at the information center. But from there only can do a two-hour excursion. The boat trip and other routes are located 16 kms and if this day do not come the guides because they are cangrejeros, not can be more, so two hours of travel for two hours of hiking. If they are guides, the mangrove looks phenomenal so advised to book in advance.
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  • Mosquito's everywhere! Did not seem like a safe place, the guard was less than helpful. Will not return! Try Bucay Cloud forest its only and hour and a half from Guayaquil, so much better!
  • I got shot in the face in this natural reserve. I paid more than a 100 bucks for a tour I never got the chance to do. Very hard to get my money back. Police seized my car and my stuff as evidence and it's been almost impossible to get the equipment back (I least I got the car back but I needed to hire a lawyer). They told me it was an isolated event but I found out that it is not, many robberies and kidnappings in the area. Police haven't done much to increase protection to visitors. Lack of coordination between ministry of environment and police to ensure visitors safety. Police officer that assisted me (after I drove 15 mins to find assistance on the main road while shot) said he did not know about the existence of a national natural reserve around. No places or facilties to get assistance. No results from police investigation so far. This is mi 1st place in a No go list, please consider asking for police guard before entering the side roads. If you think I am joking, please think twice. I am a very seasoned traveler, been from golden triangle to Vancouver and I've never been attack, well only here in my own country.
  • Definitely get a guide: it is difficult to catch everything the park has to offer without a trained eye leading the group.
  • Fresh air and a great experience.
  • Nice place
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