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“getting there is an adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve

Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #14 of 36 things to do in Guayaquil
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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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“getting there is an adventure”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Ecuador
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“Go for it!”
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 much more! This is a natural preserve where locals harvest seasonally mangrove crabs, so make sure you arrange the community to know you are going, so they prepare crabs, and crab meat empanadas, right at the edge of the estuary- fantastic! make sure you have repellent. many mosquitoes may spoil your visit! You can go for the entire day, or half day. We included it on an incredible drive to Cuenca! A perfect first stop after leaving Guayaquil

Visited March 2012
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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
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“Lot to see”
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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