Ecuador Travel
Zaruma
Zaruma
Zaruma
Zaruma

Zaruma

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Located at 1200 masl with a pleasant climate (24.0ºC), it has two defined seasons: winter, December to May and summer, June to November. In it you discover a city of friendly and hospitable people who preserve customs and traditions.

Its vernacular architecture, are part of the historic center, houses that are treasured for more than a century decorated with balusters, eardrums, balconies that collect stories in its narrow and steep streets.

Traveling to Zaruma is a wonderful experience. Climb from the coastal strip, to reach the top of a mountain of gold and admire the splendor and magic of a balancing town that swings on the back of the Vizcaya mountain range, is not only impressive but very original.

Its historical center is observed its urban layout, houses of the Republican era, built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, is a labyrinth of charming disorder with narrow and steep streets whose slopes are suspended stately houses of noble wood that show proudly the facades of carved balconies, frets, strips and open eardrums; a true architectural filigree, unique in Ecuador.
This labyrinthine urban wealth generates beautiful portals, nooks, stairways and romantic foyers, adarvares of stories and legends. It is that this town is full of magic!

From wherever we are we can start a walk inside its mythical gold mines; from where thousands of tons of gold and silver came out, generating an incredible and fascinating history of its exploitation since the Cañarí era and that the Miner Guides know how to count right there in the interior of the earth.

All the magic of this town is developed in a natural environment of touching beauty, where you can do adventure tourism, bird watching and extreme sports.

These are the activities we have for you!

Adventure

Travel through time visiting the Sexmo Mine, one of the oldest in Ecuador; When you walk through its tunnels, you can really perceive how you worked in this place from colonial times until a few years ago, from where precious metals such as gold and silver were extracted. You will enter intrigued, you will be amazed.

Trekking

The Andes have offered, since the time of the Incas, beautiful roads that unfold between forests, moors, wetlands and more. Today it is possible to travel these old routes and…

Nature

The subtropical, pleasant and temperate climate is ideal for the proliferation of a great variety of flora and fauna that is shown in its maximum splendor at a short distance from the urban plant. Walking the paths of the mountains and valleys of Zaruma you will be filled with life and energy.

Flora Observation

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it has more than 17,058 species of vascular plants or flowering plants, as indicated in the Fourth National Report…

Landscape Photography

Many people like to capture moments, this through photography, but others are simply passionate about this activity, for these, coming to Ecuador will be a delight for their eyes, since…

Culture

The also known as "The Sultana of El Oro" has been named Cultural Heritage of the Ecuadorian State by the Ministry of Education and Culture. When tourists walk the streets of its historic center and observe the architecture, they travel through time, experiencing unique sensations that they can not find anywhere else.

Urban Tourism

In urban planning, urban tourism should be considered. Walks through the cities allow you to learn more about the culture and traditions that surround this multifaceted country. Also, tourists on…

Gastronomy

Undoubtedly all the dishes of the Zaruma kitchen are delicious, but if there is one that identifies this city that is the Tigrillo, made with green plantain, fried and scrambled egg, rehashed onion, cheese and the most important ingredient: the love of the zarumers.

Tigrillo

Plato de origen criollo, preparado con plátano verde majado (cocinado y aplastado) mezclado con huevo y queso, también se puede agregar chicharrón. Su historia proviene de los antepasados zarumeños, quienes asaban los plátanos en brazas. En ese proceso de contacto directo con el fuego, la textura del producto quedaba más tostada y quemada por partes. Luego, lo chancaban (aplastaban) con…

Tigrillo

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