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Podocarpus National Park

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Fantastic views and walks

I loved this place! You have to take a taxi(5usd) in Zamora that will drop you at the entrance, do... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Kari R
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
If you want nature, go here.

Here you have very nice nature trails. Put on your walkingshoes! There is al lot of wildlife... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Zamora, Ecuador
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I loved this place! You have to take a taxi(5usd) in Zamora that will drop you at the entrance, do not forget to set the pickup time with the taxi driver because you won't have signal at the park. Once you arrive, you will walk...More

3  Thank Kari R
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Here you have very nice nature trails. Put on your walkingshoes! There is al lot of wildlife, flowers, orchids and..birds. Two of my best; Umbrellabird and the White-breasted Parakeet.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

A $4 taxi ride from Zamora will take you to the park entrance. From there you'll need to walk in 15-20 minutes to the park center (a lovely little hike in and of itself). Upon arrival, you'll need to register and the helpful park guards...More

1  Thank kimreyanna
Reviewed July 2, 2017

I spent nearly a whole day in this park (sadly, my itinerary didn't allow for more), hiking and birdwatching. I was unlucky with the weather -- it was at first overcast, and then it rained quite a lot -- but still it was a great...More

Thank Elsie L
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful park! I spent several days in Zamora and made 2 visits out to the park, taking a taxi ($4 each way) to the entrance. The tree ferns are amazing as are the orchids, the birds and the waterfalls. The forest is fairly...More

3  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We visited Podocarpus from Zamora and from Yangana and it is an incredibly beautiful place. Trails are not very marked but are obvious. You can camp, bathe in a waterfall and swim in a pristine river.

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed February 28, 2017

From Zamora, it's a $4 cab ride and the driver will return whenever you want for another $4. You get dropped of at the end of the parking lot and then hike in about 30 minutes before you get to the offices. There is a...More

3  Thank melinmississauga
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

This park continues to amaze me. I took a cab to the entrance and then hiked back to the waterfalls. Both waterfalls were beautiful. The trails were good and the ants, butterflies, and birds were stunning. Highly recommended. However, don't trust the park attendants to...More

Thank imaginelove
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We went with a guide organized by Catherine at Copalinga and saw many amazing birds including the White-breasted Parakeet! Don't miss it!

1  Thank Tikibird
Reviewed April 30, 2016

A few weeks back we spent a weekend at the park. It is a long drive from Cuenca, our base, but so worth it. Our guide was quite familiar with the park and took us on very interesting hikes. We saw amazing butterflies, interesting insects...More

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Response from imaginelove | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't recall. The only cabins I remember appeared to be for the park rangers. I guess maybe they weren't rangers which might explain why they didn't call a cab for us like they promised however they wore uniforms and... More