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Bosque Seco Lalo Loor - Birdwatching Jama - Ecuador

Just 20 minutes south of Pedernales (by bus) and a short jaunt north of Jama is a network of trails winding through unique coastal dry forest, past a stunning variety of flora and fauna and spectacular views of the expansive Pacific Ocean. Bosque Seco Lalo Loor is a great place to get out and about in nature: a number of self-guided trails introduce visitors to dry forest ecology, as well as the area’s endemic wildlife, which includes white-fronted capuchin monkeys, mantled howler monkeys, red-masked parakeets, Pacific royal-flycatchers, boa constrictors, jaguarundi and a mixed bag of frogs and lizards.

Bird fans and orchid aficionados will also find the area full of interesting sights and sounds. The 45-minute Mariposa Trail begins at the reserve’s entrance, winding past tumbling waterfalls, while the Pacifico Trail starts from the Biological Station, eventually climbing a number of ridge lines and presenting visitors with ocean views. Lodging is available in the Biological Station. The station can accommodate up to 24 people, providing basic lodging for visitors, researchers and volunteers, as well as serving as a research center for reforestation and conservation projects.

To arrange a visit, contact CFTC (Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation). For a few more creature comforts, you can also arrange to stay at Punta Prieta Guesthouse, just a few kilometers south of the reserve, or Hacienda Camarones just a 20-minute walk south from the reserve. While in the area, be sure to check out the wave-carved natural monument, El Arco del Amor, located three kilometers (1.9 mi)south of the reserve, along the coast road toward the town of Tasaste. For maps of the reserve and its trails, visit


To arrange a visit or volunteering, contact CFTC: Eugenio de Santill√°n N34-248 and Mauri√°n, Quito

Jama , Ecuador


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Phone: 02-603-5904 (Quito)

13 Feb 2013

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