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Quilotoa Lagoon A Volcanic Crater Lake | Start Living Ecuador

The famous volcanic crater lake of Quilotoa Lagoon

At about 14 kilometers from Zumbahua, about an hour from Latacunga lies the small village of Quilotoa atop the famous volcanic crater lake of Quilotoa Lagoon. A really marvelous site to visit.   Another activitiy to enjoy, apart from the ones offered in Montecristi Golf Club, is the one where you get in contact with mother nature.   The mirror green lake sits 400 meters below and both the snow-covered peaks of the Cotopaxi volcano and Illiniza Sur can be seen in the distance. Ask the locals how deep is it and they will invariably answer that it has no […]

2017 Iron Man 70.3 in Manta | Start Living Ecuador

Registration is Open for the 2017 Iron Man 70.3 in Manta

2017 Iron Man 70.3 in Manta | Start Living Ecuador As announced on the Iron Man official site, registration for this race held near one the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador is now open. Though the information for the IronKids race hasn’t been announced yet, for the other categories the registration fees depend on the date you do it. For instance, three are the dates you need to take into account: December 19th till January 31st; February 1st till May 2nd; and May 3rd till July 30th.  With these in mind then it depends on the category you are planning […]

Quito’s Zoo Has Four New Baby Lions | Start Living Ecuador

Quito’s Zoo Has Four New Baby Lions

The Guayllabamba Zoo in Quito shared great news on December 2016, four baby lions were borned! And after 47 days, since February 6th, they started to explore and now all visitors can watch them. Though not at all times, if you want to see these beautiful and playful cubs, make sure to be there on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday, between 09:00 and 12:30.   Local news reported that the Zoo’s decision to make the lions reproduce had to do with education purposes. Because studying these animals makes a huge contribution towards the maintenance, promotion and conservation of other […]

Ecuador Nominations in the World Travel Awards | Start Living Ecuador

36 Nominations for Ecuador in the World Travel Awards

Ecuador Nominations in the World Travel Awards | Start Living Ecuador Known as the Oscars for Tourism, the World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to celebrate the excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. It is recognized as the “ultimate hallmark of industry excellence” This year it celebrates it 24th anniversary. It covers the whole world and the industry’s biggest heads, trade and consumer media, attend its annual gala. Winners are announced every December. Ecuador is no stranger to winning these recognitions and has consistently won every year in various categories; taking home, sort […]

Lonesome George Is Back In The Galapagos | Start Living Ecuador

Lonesome George Is Back!

Lonesome George Is Back In The Galapagos | Start Living Ecuador After his passing and as a way of educating future generations, in coordination with the American Museum of Natural History, his body was preserved Never heard it was gone in the first place? Do you know who is Lonesome George? Well, let’s start from scratch then.   Lonesome George was a giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands; he was the last one of 1 of the 15 subspecies that inhabit the Archipelago. To be more specific he was the last giant tortoise of the Pinta Island species, hence the […]

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