Where can I see hummingbirds and whales in Ecuador? My friend from Germany is a real nature lover and a bird-watching freak. He visited me in Ecuador and no wonder he was excited watching the birds. But it was not all with our Ecuador tour, one great stop was the Puerto Lopez whale watching.
Ecuador’s flora and fauna are generally one of the richest in species in the world.
Mindo es lindo
We visited the Amazonas, the Andean mountains and on the way back to Guayaquil at the Pacific Coast we made a two days break in a place called Mindo. “Mindo es Lindo” like the Ecuadorians use to say and it is very true Mindo is beautiful.
There is a stunning view of the Andes mountains about 1.300 meters over the sea level. The weather is fantastic, there is always the spring in Mindo. The best and most amazing on Mindo are the hummingbirds.
Things to do in Mindo
Video – Birds in Mindo
Whale watching in Puerto Lopez Ecuador
The coast road which we took from Mindo to Puerto Lopez is world known as Ruta del Sol which nowadays is Ruta del Spondylus. It is just breathtaking to see the Pacific Ocean when driving down the road to the coast. We stayed in Puerto Lopez’s small fisher town for two days. Puerto Lopez Ecuador is one of the most known whale watching places in the world.
Very recommendable in Puerto Lopez is the delicious seafood (cheap and good) and the seaside hotels.
Things to do in Puerto Lopez
Things to do in Ecuador
Ecuador is a paradise for bird watching, hummingbirds, parrots, eagles and more. My friend was euphoric about all he experienced in our Ecuador fauna tour. The next trip we plan will go to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.
If you are planning a fauna travel to Ecuador, firstly I think it is a great idea: Visit Mindo, Puerto Lopez, the Amazonas rainforest, and Galapagos Islands!
For your better travel planning, I enclose you here a link to Things To Do In Ecuador.
Ecuador travel – Four worlds , one country
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