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Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
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We did quite a bit of research on this trip, but came up with little information. The tourism office in Guayaquil is useless. We were finally directed to a travel agency, which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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276 reviews 276 reviews
113 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We did quite a bit of research on this trip, but came up with little information. The tourism office in Guayaquil is useless. We were finally directed to a travel agency, which was a mistake. We paid $247 for two of us for a "full day" Mangrove and Dolphin Tour. We were picked up at 7:30 am, then drove for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Required birding visit South of Guayaquil and an easy stop on the way to Buenaventura Reserve. We saw the Horned Screamer, Jet Antbird and Pacific Royal Flycatcher here so we had a wonderful start to our 18 day birding trip covering Southern Ecuador. Several trails plus birding from the road was good too.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thank you Eddie (Guayaquil, a guided visit) for sharing this place so special to you with us. I do not think we would have enjoyed the place like we did had we taken this tour in any other fashion.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing Eco-System mega diversity howler monkeys mangroove forrest,Cacao plantations near by excellent day tour.

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Guayaquil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Come and visit Monoloco, located in the hearth of Manglares Churute, wake up with the sound of the howler monkeys. A magic place, trekking, canoa, cacao farming can be arrange from there.

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Clearly visible from Guayaquil´s waterfront. Eddie told us about this place and showed us some of his pictures. Now back home i´ve learned a lot about this place. Ask Eddie for his cloud storage link this guy´s a huge wealth of photos there.

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Tampa, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We first saw the howler monkeys in the mountains near the mangroves. We then took a motorized canoe boat trip. We were introduced to many different birds and vegitation. The highlights were the red crabs. They were everywhere. Later we had a crab lunch at a Hacienda near by.

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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

plenty of birds, bring a good camera, good SPF sunscrean and a hat. We took public bus - 1$ a person, comfortable. No need to blow a budget on an "organized" tour. Boat was the expensive part, 90$ for 3 hours and 45$ for the naturalist guide - nice boy but could name only few birds in English.

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Ecuador
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Churute is simply amazing! in about half an hour´s time out of a busy city like Guayaquil, across lovely agricultural plains with many large birds to see, you reach a set of interesting small mountains. You can´t believe this naturals preserve´s forest, and its tennants: Some species of monkeys, sloths, horned screamers (amazing!), parrots, roseate spoonbills, rails, herons and so... More 

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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

It's a great place to see how the coast of Ecuador looks like. There are a lot of animals too see, specially birds. If you are a bird lover you will really like this place

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