Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Loja

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Parque Nacional Podocarpus is located in Loja. With our world travel planner, Loja attractions like Parque Nacional Podocarpus can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It was worth having walked almost 5 hours or more in reality not thing is how long was the Trail El Mirador, the only thing, is that the view is only from the top and not imagine the photographs that can be.
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  • August 7, 2017
    First thing: this place is a huge natural park with two entrances: one in Loja, the other in Zamora. I entered via Loja and my goal was not to make the long route that many describe in previous review...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The route is difficult but beautiful. I started at 8.30 am, and I could have good views from the lookout. I made the route in a clockwise direction. Windy on the crest and much mud on the way down. 100% recommended. ESSENTIAL: boots of mountain, hat and raincoat. I went by taxi to the refuge and then lower to walk the 8 km.
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The center of Loja provides a good set of accommodations, located either side of the arterial road, Avenida Universitaria. Mid-range and luxury hotels offer various amenities, including pools, onsite restaurants, and swanky bars. Budget-conscious visitors will want to explore the side streets of the central areas and outskirts, where formerly residential buildings have transformed into guesthouses, simple hotels, and hostels. The Nueva Granada district in the city's north provides both boutique hotels and hostels, whose proximity to Highway 35 makes them a good choice for those wanting to get out into the rural areas.
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