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Quito Ecuador, Geobotanical Reserve Pululahua

Geobotanical Reserve Pululahua is located near the Middle of the World City, 17 km north of Quito. The reserve is located inside and on the slopes of the volcano of the same name. It reaches an area of 3383.2 hectares. It houses approximately 1,200 plant species and diversity of birds, mammals and insects, multiple and exotic appearance, in this reserve and area of influence species like: Eagles apangoras, squirrels, armadillos, boas, owls, woodpeckers, condors, conj, Cusumbo, piggy, owls, among others.

Data of interest

  • City:Quito
  • Sector:Calacali
  • Address:M. Larrea and Antonio Ante
  • Schedule:Monday to Sunday
  • Cost of revenue:-

 

 

Information of Geobotanical Reserve Pululahua

The Pululahua is several hills and slopes are within the crater, the most outstanding for its altitude and the influx of climbers are: Mount Pleasure (3084 meters), the Maucaquito (3260 m), the Sincholagua (3358 m) , La Marca (3083 m), the Loma Mirador (3259 m) and Cerro del Chivo boiler. In this beautiful area offers hiking on nature trails where nature lovers can appreciate the local flora and fauna with its unique endemic species.

It has an important ancestral area, as from the mountain line up several mountains Catequilla Pululahua according to the position of the sun at the equinoxes and solstices.

Finance Pululahua: A typical farm in the subtropical zone, was run by the Dominican Fathers in 1925, who were in charge of the operation of the boiler until 1905. Due to its geographical position, mild climate, beautiful landscape and rich biodiversity, the area attracts scientists, naturalists and tourists.

El Pondoña: Presents the remains of a crater formed in an eruption 500 years after the volcano collapsed. The trail is covered Epidendrum quitensium, from the top you can have a spectacular view of the area Pululahua.

El Chivo Hill: Located in the south of the crater, has a natural view which lets you see along the trail in thick vegetation whose branches grow orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. You can also get a great view of the front of the boiler and access to the Reserve through a 1.4 kilometer trail that descends 300 meters to the bottom of the boiler.

Moraspungo Area: In the reserve there is a self-guided trail, the tour lasts about an hour and can enjoy the scenery and flora of the montane rain forest, here you can see, a very striking variety of butterflies.

Los Hornos de Cal: It was the main economic activity of the former inhabitants of the area Pululahua. How much history that people withdrawing from the limestone walls and then transported to the kilns, which were loaded in several layers of wood and stone and then start the fire from bottom. The fire helped to consume the inorganic materials and to purify the calcium carbonate.

Thermal Mineral Waters: This zone is characterized by cloud forest and rich vegetation, and emerging mineral waters that come from the western part of Pondona, where the White River is born. Very near the mineral springs can find a red mud that is very good for the skin, is believed to have rejuvenating powers.

Geobotanical Reserve Pululahua

 

Map Geobotanical Reserve Pululahua, Quito Ecuador

Map of Geobotanical Reserve Pululahua, Quito Ecuador

 

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