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El Angel Ecological Reserve

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El Voladero is the place to go in Parco Angel

We arrived at Angel Ecological Reserve without knowing exactly what to expect. We tried different... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Andrea B
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Turin, Italy
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"Beautiful scenery"

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Ecuador. Most of the tourist go to Polylepis , but for... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
AlexandraBustamante
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Ecuador
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This beautiful reserve includes the Cerro Golondrinas Cloudforest, El Voladero (two lakes with camping facilities) and Cerro Socabones (trails leading to the high páramo).
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

El Angel is a poor, untouristy town. The tourism office on the parque was closed. The people from the Claro/photo shop on the parque have a good hospedaje, 8 $ per person. You can hire a camioneta to the Reserva El Angel, but it's not...More

10  Thank Pierre W
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

El Angel Ecological Reserve is a unique and beautiful area where the tall Espeletia (known as Frailejón) creates a paramo which is unique. Some of these plants might be hundreds of years old. These soft 'bunny ear' cactus leaves can hide hummingbird nests under the...More

1  Thank 2-4-T
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Angel Ecological Reserve without knowing exactly what to expect. We tried different entrances to the park, before understanding why this place cannot be missed in a visit to Ecuador. We finally found the Laguna El Voladero, a place at 3800 m, not...More

2  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Ecuador. Most of the tourist go to Polylepis , but for us the real adventure was in "El Voladero", inside the National Reserve, where the entrance is free, far from the crowds of tourists. It is...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is one of my favourite places in Ecuador. The landscape is amazing and unique. You have to visit it if you have time.

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Athough he plants found here exist in other places, nowhere else do they grow so big. So the result is something truly unique that you will not see anywhere else. It is a bit of a chore getting there, up 17 km. of very bumpy...More

1  Thank vanisle_al
Reviewed 11 August 2015

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Ecuador. Most of the tourist go to Polylepis lodge, but for us the real adventure was in "El Voladero", inside the National Reserve, where the entrance is free, far from the crowds of tourists. It is...More

2  Thank SARAGUEV
Reviewed 5 August 2015

As part of a tour of the northern highlands of Ecuador (arranged through Flash Travel a Quito company) we toured this reserve which is close to the Columbia border with Ecuador and is located at approximately 12,000 feet. We visited with a experienced English speaking...More

2  Thank CincinnatiVictor
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I've been living in Ecuador for almost 2 years now and I recently had the chance to visit this incridible place! It's a bit far away from the big cities but the trip is REALLY worth it! The view is breathtaking! I will recommend every...More

Thank Paule28
Reviewed 30 April 2014

El Angel eco reserve is the best place in Carchi Province in Ecuador, has a big water reserve with lakes and you can see animals like osos, lobos, condores, etc. Besides there is special plants like the polilepys that is beautifull.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

El Angel is a poor, untouristy town. The tourism office on the parque was closed. The people from the Claro/photo shop on the parque have a good hospedaje, 8 $ per person. You can hire a camioneta to the Reserva El Angel, but it's not...More

10  Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Visited two sides of the El Angel reserve, one filled with frailejones and the other an old polylepis forest. Both are so unique. Be sure to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and warm clothing.

1  Thank Joan G
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