Archivo de la etiqueta: Manteño culture

Ecuador tradition of Balsa Surfboards

Dating back 1200 years to the Manteño culture, Ecuador has a long tradition of using balsa wood for water crafts. Today, balsa is used by specialist shapers to make beautiful Eco-friendly surf boards.


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Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park is one of only three national parks and ecological reserves in Ecuador that is located along the coastline. This park comprises about 60,000 hectares, of which 20,000 is a marine preserve.


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What on Earth is a Spondylus?

You may have heard the term Ruta del Spondylus and Ruta del Sol used interchangeably, in reference to the coastal road that runs all the way up the Ecuadorean coastline. But which came first, and what does it mean?


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