Coast Region

The Botanical Garden is located at the foot of the Cerro Colorado hill at Francisco de Orellana Avenue. Here you can find three thousand varieties of vegetable species including hundred and fifty varieties of orchids.
If you like excursions, we should like to recommend a visit to Cerro Blanco. Situated on Km 15 on the coast road it is a representative sample of a tropical dry forest and constitutes an important refuge for more than hundred and ninety species of land birds and six species of sea birds.
Puerto Hondo, 17 kilometers away on the road to the coast, we come upon this reserve of mangroves, where we can appreciate the ecosystem of the magrove, opposite to it is an archeological site called Palombamba where in general fairly well preserved archeological finds have been made and which correspond to the Huancavilca culture.