Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Loja

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  • We arranged for a taxi to take us to Podocarpus and he also waited to take us back. It was warm in Loja when we left and gradually grew cooler as we gained altitude near the park. The hiking was great...  more »
  • great trip there and really wonderful area ---worth seeing --weather was cool but great --- so dress for local conditions  more »
  • I visited the National Park Podocarpus in two of its inputs: the of Cajanuma, near Loja and leads to cloud forest; and Bombuscaro, in Zamora and leads to jungle vegetation. The two are highly recommended.
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  • Beautiful place with short and long trails not suitable for those non fit enough or disabled. Did only 1 km to the "mirador" . Good short hiking (45 min up) for rewarding views of Loja and magnificent mountains around. Other trails for serious hikers and enough time. Better to visit in dry months or when skies are clear. Register at arrival ask park guards for open trails etc. Don't leave the trails. Bathrooms not available along the route. Bring enough water and granola.
  • Beautiful place to visit and be in the middle of nature
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  • Very relaxing. Trails in good condition. Easy access
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  • It is a very pleasant place for people who like to enjoy being within a forest. Don't forget to bring a warm sweater, it usually tends to rain and the wind is strong.
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  • Wonderful! 100% nature
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