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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.

How Transformational Travel Can Change Your Life

How Transformational Travel Can Change Your Life

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. 

—Pico Iyer

People come here not only to experience the culture but with a strong intention to dive deeper into the meaning of their lives, to explore new possibilities without the pressure of old beliefs and assumptions or the limitations of a schedule and responsibilities.

They come here to enhance, not escape, their lives. They see travel as an opportunity to learn, to grow, change and transform.

15 Things You Must Carry To Travel In Ecuador

15 Things You Must Carry To Travel In Ecuador

Experience has taught me to be prepared as I travel through Ecuador, or any other foreign and less developed country.  Here are twelve things I recommend you should always have with you when you travel through this beautiful country.

Tears, Blood, Bricks and Stone

Tears, Blood, Bricks and Stone

You go through your life seeing what is obvious, what is directly in front of you and you don’t question what is beyond that.  You may be experiencing a challenge or a change in your life that leaves you disoriented and fearful of the unknown.  There arises a tension between letting go and moving on. 

You experience this as a loss when it is actually the continuation of your personal journey. 

Indiana Jones for a Day

Indiana Jones for a Day

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.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR ARCHEOLOGIST FOR A DAY ADVENTURE...

Why Sanctuaries for the Soul Are Needed Now

Why Sanctuaries for the Soul Are Needed Now

...Here you rediscover who that really is. In those quiet moments you are renewed, inspired and creative.  The burden of the world drops away revealing something genuine, fresh and true...

This is a place where strangers become friends.

And don't we all need that right now?

After the Earthquake Reconstruction

After the Earthquake Reconstruction

On Tuesday it will be one month since a major earthquake hit the Ecuadorian Coast.  Time has stood still for many, memories of being trapped in rubble or the grief of losing loved ones is still fresh for them...The people want you to know that they still need your help. Thirty days is too short to forget the terror of a quaking earth and its consequences. READ MORE

We are Ecuador

We are Ecuador

In the aftermath of the April 16 Ecuadorian earthquake, the country seeks support to rebuild. This video is a touching message to Ecuador from the international community. Please support Ecuador through your donations.