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Throughout the province of Guayas, faith has played a dominant role in the people's customs and traditions. As a predominantly catholic population, there is an ample offering of beautifully designed churches to experience. Follow along the Route of Faith to explore the amazing architecture, culture and religion that Guayas has to offer. Within Guayaquil, there is the famed Route of the Seven Churches. During the year there are three different religious processions that visit the churches along this route. However, you are free

Starting in the bustling main city of Guayaquil, the Route of the Fishermen heads west towards the Pacific Ocean. The main city along the Route of the Fisherman is Playas, which is just a 90km drive. This makes the beachfront destination the perfect one-day getaway for any weekend or holiday vacation. Get your bathing suit ready to enjoy some sand, sun and surf. Breakfast: Bolón at Café de Tere On your way out of Guayaquil, grab a traditional Ecuadorian breakfast, a balón, from the

Just a one hour drive from Guayaquil and 11km from the General Villamil canton, lies a small rural parish almost unnoticed within the city. Yet, there are still hundreds of tourists who come every weekend to this destination to enjoy its exquisite cuisine, pleasant climate, and a variety of fauna. This peculiar parish is called El Morro, and we detail four activities that you can not miss at this essential stop along the Fisherman's Route. Sailing through the mangroves to go

With the arrival of a holiday, Guayaquileans can chose a more relaxed and natural destination without having to travel for many hours. Of the many nature based alternatives, for lovers of the camping there is a particular and little-known destination, called "Cerro El Muerto" This particular hill gained its name by its shape of a man lying in the appearance of a corpse, when viewed from a distance. It is located within the parish of El Morro, one of the five

The small fishing village of Posorja is located on the coast only 100km south of Guayaquil. It is the last stop along the Route of the Fisherman which is accessible by car. You have to pass through endless miles of beautiful beaches and quaint fishing villages to reach Posorja, if you ever need a place to stop and eat some fresh seafood. Spend the day enjoying what Ecuador has an abundance of, nature! For Posorja that means bottlenose dolphins and a

  The countless natural wonders of Bucay make it the perfect weekend getaway along the Route of Adventure. Nestled in the mountains just outside of the Esperanza cloud forest, Hosteria D'Franco offers a all-inclusive weekend, including transportation from Guayaquil. Saturday Itinerary Tren de la Dulzura Discover the changing landscapes of the Coast: from plantations to the cloud forest, through the historic town of Yaguachi all from the comfort of a newly renovated train. The train leaves from Duran station which is a 30 minute drive from downtown

Colimes is a small town located 90km and an hour and a half drive north of Guayaquil, along the Route of Rice. Once a year there is a beautiful sea of yellow flowers during the Guayacanes blossom. The blossom takes place sometime between December and January depending on the rainfall and only lasts for one week. In Colimes, the Las Habras farm hosts one of the most spectacular shows or the blossom of the Guayacanes. This is the first location to feature Guayacanes

When traveling in Ecuador, the diversity for a small country is astounding. Head south along the Route of the Fisherman for the chance to see dolphins! The El Morro Port is located near Playas (officially known as General Villamil Playas) only a one hour and a half drive from Guayaquil. From El Morro Port you can enjoy an extensive mangrove swamp where crabs are harvested. There is also other fresh seafood including: shells, scallops, and mussels. Dolphin and Bird Watching Tour Once you get to the

Bucay is only a 90 minute drive from Guayaquil and the perfect destination for anyone who loves nature and adventure. Located in a cloud forest, there is plenty of natural greenery for an adrenaline inducing day. Bucay Adventures offers several tour activities for every type of adventure seeker. Hiking to the Waterfalls of Piedra Blanca It is just a 20 minute drive from Bucay in a chiva to the cloud forest. Hike to a handful of waterfalls in the Piedra Blanca region, including Isabela,

The canton General Antonio Elizalde Bucay is perfect for the adventurous tourist who likes to enjoy the wonders of Ecuadorian nature. From Guayaquil you can get to Bucay by private car, public transportation and taxi. If you go by private car, the trip is one hour and thirty minutes, while by bus it can take up to two and a half hours. If you decide to go by public transport from Guayaquil, you can take the bus at the Santa