The Ministry of Environment and Water reported on May 31 that the protected areas of the national territory have been enabled since June 1, for the entry of national and foreign visitors. Access hours are from Monday to Sunday from 08:00 in the morning to 17:00 in the afternoon.
The biosecurity measures adopted to allow the entry of tourists include limited capacity depending on the capacity of each of the areas. In addition, all visitors must adhere to the control and biosafety measures established in these spaces without exception.
Ecuador’s protected areas include Cayambe-Coca National Park, Cotopaxi National Park, Cajas National Park, Galapagos National Park, Llanganates National Park, Machalilla National Park, Podocarpus National Park, Sangay National Park, Sumaco Napo-Galeras National Park, National Park Yacurí, Yasuní National Park, Río Negro – Sopladora National Park, Cotacachi Cayapas National Park, Ilinizas Ecological Reserve, El Boliche National Recreation Area, Colonso Chalupas Biological Reserve, Chimborazo Fauna Production Reserve, Quimsacocha National Recreation Area, El Boliche Ecological Reserve Ángel, Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge and Yacuambi Decentralized Autonomous Protected Area.
These spaces, in recent years, have become a highly attractive destination for nationals and foreigners due to their scenic beauty, but also because they allow visitors to carry out outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, paddle boarding. , diving, snorkeling, birdwatching, mountaineering among others.