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.
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I’ve always believed that travel was where I could meet myself.
Travel opens your mind and heart to new perspectives, new adventures, new ways of experiencing your life and the world.
We built Quinta Oasis to be a safe, comfortable place – to explore the natural world of Ecuador and to take a journey inward to discover yourself anew. Of course we offer our homes as vacation rentals. And…
Here’s the surprise.
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.
We are so excited about the future of Quinta Oasis! We've given much thought to who we feel would enjoy staying with us and I'd like to share with you some ideas and reasons we think you should come, alone or with friends.
I recently met a modern day Indiana Jones in Luke Dalla Bona of Archeology Vacations. Luke's passion for archeology in Ecuador followed several years as an archeologist in his native country Canada. In 2015 he relocated to Ecuador and began to focus on archeology in this rich area called Agua Blanca.
Just about 30 minutes away is an indigenous community called Agua Blanca. It is one of the oldest communities in Ecuador. Communities, or communes as they are called, are a form of traditional governance apart from the municipality kind of government other towns use. Founded in 1930 it is a commune within the boundaries of the Machallila National Park, a natural preserved area that contains the archeological remains of the most important pre-hispanic cultures of the Ecuadorian coast - the Manteño culture.
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