Podocarpus National Park, Zamora

4.4
#87 of 158 in Parks in Ecuador
Nature / Park Must See
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. Take a look at our Zamora online trip planner to schedule your visit to Podocarpus National Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A $4 taxi ride from Zamora will take you to the park entrance. From there you'll need to walk in 15-20 minutes to the park center (a lovely little hike in and of itself). Upon arrival, you'll need to ...  more »
  • Visit the powerful waterfall (which is the largest (it is a nice casacada where you can swim and enjoy a moment of relaxation in a water cold, from the entrance of the Park are 25 minutes approximately walking)
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  • 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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