Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Loja

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  • My first Trek made this beautiful book adventure does not imagine to travel around the circuit that lasted like 5 hours get to the top of the trail and see from there throughout the city of Loja was incredible, it was unguided but had signs at each kilometer advancing , during the tour you can see number of flora of all species, that recommended to go with good shoes, pants already passed through many narrow paths, which are also numbers of mosquitoes, bees, a variety of insects. If you come to Loja can not fail to know the reserve national to go early so you don't leave very night site as I happened to me but it was very good experience. How to get there: from the city take a bus that goes to vilcabamba which leaves me at the booth of the reserve there takes two hours of road up to the refuge which crosses 8km, then starts the 5km journey.
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  • We visited on a Sunday afternoon. This park is well-maintained and was a joy to visit. Many families were eating, playing futbol, riding the paddleboats and horses, and getting exercise. The space is ...  more »
  • We got to the shelter is the way of adventure and the spectacular view. Already in the refuge the guardian received us friendly parks, my spouse and my daughter made the trail short (400m) in the subject's height preferred to stay and guardian parks told me about the Park and the diversity that is, very attentive the truth. I plan the next visit to Podocarpus make from Zamora to go directly to the waterfalls.
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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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