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LOCAL FEATURE: Finca Organica Pomarrosa

LOCAL FEATURE: Finca Organica Pomarrosa

Pomarrosa is a family-run organic farm that practices community ecotourism, agro-tourism and environmental education. Here they grow cocoa, coffee, and organic fruits.  A day at La Finca Organica Pomarrosa is an unforgettable learning experience.  

You have the opportunity to have intimate contact with nature and as you discover this natural world you learn about yourself too.

Off The Beaten Path: A Day In Pisloy and Chade, Ecuador

Off The Beaten Path: A Day In Pisloy and Chade, Ecuador

Every so often we take a day off and visit a local community to experience their culture, gastronomy and lifestyle. The communities we visit are humble and heart-centered.  I’m always pleasantly surprised by how open the people we visit are. They open their homes to us, sharing stories about their lives and their history. They take extra care to cook their local cuisine, infusing it with spice, pride and love, secret ingredients I find in every kitchen I’ve entered on these trips.

Last week we visited Pisloy, specifically Tataniche (Father of the Night), a small community 40 minutes outside of Jipijapa. We went with our friend Don Jorge Salazar of Proturisco, an organization that we work with to support community tourism. Upon arriving at the community center we were met with the community elder, Clever, who became our host and guide for the day.