Cocoa, with its aroma and essence, has been a symbol of economic prosperity and identity of Ecuador since before becoming a Republic.
Traveling from Guayaquil, through the Taura parish to the south of the Litoral, you can see a mixture of colors and aromas that combine large areas of fine aroma cocoa plantations with tropical fruit crops.
Balao and Naranjal are the cantons that make up this route that has haciendas with agro-tourism activity that show visitors their industrial and artisanal production with their cocoa, coffee and banana crops.
The tours to learn about the process around the Pepa de Oro are combined with natural and cultural attractions such as the Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve. Here you can see hills with particular names such as Pechos de Niña, Pancho Diablo or Más Vale, or tour their mangroves, dry or humid dry forest that allow activities of bird watching, camping, adventure tourism, canoeing, among others.
Tourists can also visit the Tsuar Entsa Shuar Community that offers the healing power of its thermal waters; Cerro de Hayas with its seven waterfalls; walk through the vestiges of the Camino Real del Inca; discover freshwater spas and also taste its gastronomy made with crabs, seafood and a series of snacks made with cocoa such as juices, yogurt, jam, cocktails, etc.
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