Podocarpus National Park, Zamora

4.4
#86 of 158 in Parks in Ecuador
Hike through the dense green jungle at Podocarpus National Park to get up close and personal with Mother Nature's diversity. The national reserve supports a wide range of wildlife and vegetation: 4,000 species of plants, 68 species of mammals, 560 species of birds, and over 1,200 different insects have been identified. The jungle's most populous residents include frogs, lizards, snakes, birds, bears, and jaguars. Your adventure will take you past dramatic scenery including waterfalls, rivers, and panoramic views of surrounding mountain ranges. Drive or take a taxi to the entrance, then walk 15-20 minutes to the administrative center, where you'll learn about the different trails you can take through the park. Bring an extra set of clothing and waterproof boots, as you will get wet. Plan to visit Podocarpus National Park during your Zamora vacation using our convenient Zamora vacation planner.
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  • July 24, 2017
    We visited this park with the help of the UTPL guides and they were very kind. It is a place with a wonderful view must be eager to know, being of the coast is difficult for me the height even so the guide helped us. I think that they should implement trails and safety.
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  • July 2, 2017
    I spent nearly a whole day in this park (sadly, my itinerary didn't allow for more), hiking and birdwatching. I was unlucky with the weather -- it was at first overcast, and then it rained quite a lot...  more »
  • April 9, 2017
    What a beautiful park! I spent several days in Zamora and made 2 visits out to the park, taking a taxi ($4 each way) to the entrance. The tree ferns are amazing as are the orchids, the birds and the w...  more »

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