An exquisitely tasting mollusk with a black shell and white pulp. Many say that it is an aphrodisiac. It is collected during full moon nights.
This is the surf capital of Ecuador, thanks to the ocean currents. One of its most renowned spots is La Punta, a coral reef north of the populated area.
In the Colta lagoon you must visit the Balbanera Church, the first church built in Ecuador in 1534
At 3.4 million years of age, it is the most ancient of the islands.
At 6,310 meters above sea level, the Chimborazo is not only the country’s highest peak, but also the closest point on Earth to the sun; closer than even Mt. Everest.