Surrounding Attractions

Ecuador is a small country, and the coast, highland mountains, and Amazon rainforest are all accessible from the La Hesperia reserve. In addition, the capital Quito is two hours from the Reserve. 


Less than one hour from La Hesperia:


  • Tandapi
  • Alluriquin: Candy Town
  • The 7 devil waterfalls


One hour from La Hesperia:


  • Rafting or kayaking on the Blanco and Baba rivers
  • Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  • The native Tsachila (Colorados) community of Chigüilpe


Two hours from La Hesperia:


  • Quito, the capital of Ecuador
  • Cotopaxi National Park and El Boliche Reserve
  • Mountains: Corazón, the Ilinizas, and Pasochoa


Three to four hours from La Hesperia:


  • Pedernales Beach
  • Quilotoa loop
  • Latacunga and the Saquisili Market
  • Traditional markets in Otavalo
  • La Mitad del Mundo, the equator line and museum
  • Mountains: Cayambe, Imbabura, Cotacachi, Pichincha