The province of Carchi

Carchi is an Ecuadorian province north of Ecuador on the border with Colombia.
Its capital is the city of Tulcán. Part of the reguion one.

Limit

To the north, the Carchi and San Juan rivers serve border with Colombia, South
borders the province of Imbabura, on the east by the province of Sucumbios, and
west by the province of Esmeraldas.

Weather

The province has several climatic zones, since its territory is from 1000, with
temperatures up to 27 ° C at the border subtropics with the province of
Esmeraldas, to the perpetual snows atop the Chiles volcano at an altitude of
4,723 to temperatures below 0 ° C.

Topography

It straddles the Andes, so the region is mostly mountainous. The highest point in
the province is in the Chiles Volcano (4,747 m). It also stands in the center of the
province Paramo El Angel, from which arise the main rivers of the province.

Relief is shown as highlands or plateaus and a great depression with two basins,
forming a wide valley in the southeast of the province and continue on Colombian
soil. This depression appears as the main area of urban settlement and channel
communications. There capital, Johannesburg, and other smaller towns like San
Gabriel, El Angel, Bolívar, Huaca and she runs the Panamerican Highway sits.

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Demographi

Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[3]

 Mestizo 86.9%
 Afro-Ecuadorian 6.4%
 Indigenous 3.4%
 White 2.9%
 Montubio 0.3%
 Other 0.1%

Hydrology

The rivers of the province are divided into two basins clearly marked: the Carchi
river to the northeast and the Chota or Mira River to the south and southwest, the
bigger and broader than the latter being Carchi.

The highlands are cut by rivers: Río San Juan (north) and Rio Mira (south); in the
east, the great massif that culminates in the Bare Hill (4149 m) rises above the
valley of the Chota River. The basins of the Chota River in the south, with its
tributaries the Angel and Apaqui and Bobo River in the north, close to the east by
a mountain range whose climax is the Mirador (4086 m) mountain.

ECONOMY

The carchense economy is mainly based on commerce; due to its border situation
with Colombia, this province is the third generating revenue from imports and
exports for the country after Guayas and Pichincha. Dairies occupy another
important place in the economy, because not only distribute their production
locally but regionally. Agriculture went into the background, because excess
potato production generates large losses in tuber producers; however other
products such as peas, corn, beans, carrots, among others that help the economy
of small and medium farmers are grown.

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while a small part of the economy revolves around services. On this basis there are some agrifood and textile industries. Santa Martha de Cuba. warm and sheltered areas. wheat. Pioter. Within this province wooden handicrafts are produced. The heavy transport is a predominant activity in Carchi. oats. Agriculture is accompanied by a vaccine and sheep ranching. Carchi Province consists of six cantons: 1) Canton Tulcán Tulcán (rural parishes of the Canton Tulcán are Carmel.5 Agriculture is limited to upland corn. sugar cane and a large fruit variety is grown. according to SRI. González Suárez is an urban parish of Canton Tulcán) Particulars of the canton 3 . Tulcán is the cantonal header. El Chical. Tufiño. In pastoral areas highlights the cantons of San Gabriel and the Angel. barley.A considerable percentage of the population is engaged in formal and informal trade. In Tulcán were opened in mid-2007. In the lower. Urbina. Tobar Donoso. The fleet increased from 450 to 800 units in four years. Julio Andrade. Maldonado. 600 local more to market all. coffee. 2000 members are affiliated to the Chamber of Commerce Tulcán. to be more specific in the canton of San Gabriel.

with an area of 1677. etc. etc. serving as a base for operations of armies and having to live two wars with Colombia: the 31 July 1862 and 6 December 1893 for political reasons. hotels. and the province of Esmeraldas Places to visit? When traveling to Tulcán you can visit: Cemetery 4 . Mirror and Mira cantons • To the east with Colombia and the province of Sucumbios • To the west with Colombia. clubs. except the city of Tulcán is dedicated to agriculture. from where you can visit the tourist attractions of the province to become a true delight for all and sundry. • To the south with the Huaca. the tulcaneños and carchenses put many men for grancolombianas troops.Tulcán is the center of tourist infrastructure services Carchi to airport. Tulcán was recognized as Canton on 11 April 1851. Maldonado to Chical subtropical products are obtained and the city of Tulcán 85% is devoted to trade with northern neighbor. cultural. which spread between North Chota Valley (Mira River) and south of Pasto (among Guaytara Angasmayo and rivers) in Colombia. Its boundaries are: • In northern Colombia. Montufar. urban structures.8 km2. The canton. Brief History Tulcán sits today in what was the territory of the Pasto Caribbean nation of origin. The Canton Tulcán consists of the regional town of the same name and for eleven parishes: two urban and nine rural. restaurants. undergoing changes along these almost 159 years of existence cantonal. At the time of independence and the republic. It has been transforming their social. The parish of Julio Andrade is a papero emporium. the city of Ipiales. economic.

Recognized by local and foreign residents as a modern marvel. This architectural gem bears the title of Cultural Heritage. arches. With a temperature of 5 ° C. They occupy an area of 8 hectares. from his point of ascent to the volcano. located at 3900 m and 2 km. The water temperature is 40 ° C and in its aspects reach 56 ° C. Chiles Volcano This elevation is 38 Km. pylons and giant masks. was created by Mr. Columbian. holding constant snow on the flanks and in the boiler and their skirts is the wasteland of Chiles with its striking frailejones. majestic volcano has a height of 4723m Although it has glaciers. especially in winter. To reach this tourist complex must first reach Tufiño and then take the road to Maldonado. Augustinian figures. The climate is of high mountains. The water stored high in sulfur causing a strong smell of sulfur from eighteen hours it felt more strongly. Lagunas Verdes Named for the greenish color of its waters from pollution sulfur springs from the soil surrounding the Chiles Volcano.It is one of the most representative beauties in the Latin America. The unique feature of this cemetery are impressive figures carved cypress. From the city of Tulcán westward south of the parish of Tufiño. Water Hediondas Groundwater from the Chiles Volcano. This "Sculpture in Green" is unique in its kind.5 km. Isidro Ayora Park 5 . Ecuadorian wildlife. José Azael Franco in 1936. Considered a true scenic beauty by the contrast of the color of the lagoons and the environment. and a diameter of 1 to about 1. with presence of whitish due to the high sulfur content.

Chical It is one of the rural parishes of the canton Tulcán. It is located in Bolivar and Panama streets. It occupies an area of approximately 1700m2. pools. among others. is a modern resort with new designs based on the conservation of the environment. the canelazos (boiled fruit with aguardiente) in Tufiño: the honey with fresh cheeses in Maldonado wrapped cassava and banana. has cruise and apse. What activities can be practiced? 6 . has a warm climate and is characterized by the production of panela and tropicales. kneading cheese. cottage cheese. the same that has all the essential services such as restaurant.It is one of the most modern parks in the City of Tulcán. With its green areas. To reach Tufiño you can take a bus on the streets Rafael Arellano. and others is preferred to spend with the family site.Cumbal fruits). It is located in the Sucre and Pichincha streets. Cathedral Initiated its construction in 1926. especially high in sulfur minerals with an average temperature of 50 degrees Celsius. nature trails. green areas. Tufiño Located 22 Km. It consists of three ships. the date on which it is decorated with stucco. then in 1933 by Father Hubert planes Brüning it begins this magnificent architectural concluding in 1951. swimming pool. also characterized by medicinal baths of stinking water. From the city of Tulcán.

health tourism. 36 third and 11 fourth category.  famous Cumbalazos (splash with snow hill Cumbal). The restaurants are mostly in the central area of the city. 4 second. especially on the street Sucre and its side. • 2 pensions. for all tastes and prices: • 2 motels second class. Some hotels also have food service.  cottage cheese. one of the first and one second class • 8 B: 3 first. • 2 cafés third category. Feeding • 53 restaurants: 2 front. • 3 hotels: 1 first. camping. among others.  kneading cheese. • 3 soda fountains: 1 second and 2 third category. 1 second and 1 third class. religious tourism.You can practice mountaineering. Lodging In Tulcán there are many places to stay. 8 third category. 7 . • 12 B residence: 5 second. hiking. Typical Food  In gastronomy are typical in this region:  the delicious roast cuy. trekking. fishing. and five third class. • 11 bars: 3 second.  the canelazos (boiled fruit with aguardiente) in Tufiño:  the honey with fresh cheeses in Maldonado wrapped cassava and banana. hiking. 7 third class. the pastuso hornado.

San Juan and Gualpi rivers that bathe the region. Experts are excellent swimmers and rafters. Los Andes. They usually charge a bag that call Tush (Shigra) made from the bark of cosedera or sisal. San Rafael) 8 . whose entrance is through a major post shaped stands. His favorite drink is Guarapo. Camumbí. but in the parish Tobar Donoso. Popular celebrations • Cantonización: April 11 • Provincialization: November 19 2) Canton Bolivar Bolívar (Bolívar Canton rural parishes are García Moreno. warm clothes. called Yal (house Awa) are built with local materials: gualte (chonta) and banana leaves. sugarcane and cassava. preferably grown: banana. inhabits the Awa community. On the banks of the Mira. The Awa are skilled fishermen and hunters. Ethnic groups The population is mostly mestizo. used for carrying small items and prepared foods. raised on wooden pillars. Monte Olivo.Most of these lodgings are located on the street Sucre. last descendants of the aborigines of this region. which keep the cultural traditions of their ancestors using the Awapit their original language. made with honey goes to grind the cane on a trapichemanual. their homes. the Awa still pan for gold in small quantities. Important Facts for the visitor When you visit Tulcán not forget to take your personal documents. swimwear. comfortable shoes. camera and sunscreen. San Vicente de Pusir.

Of Tulcán on the path towards marra..- Is north of Ecuador and south west of the province of Carchi to 70 Km. EXTENSIÓN. 9 .s. 1985.181 women). 2503 (About) TEMPERATURE.n.m. 1985. has the Urban Parish: (Bolívar) and five rural parishes. then a 4 September 1907 its name was changed to the Bolivar in honor of the Great Deliverer and cantonización comes a November 12.166 men and 7. LOCATION. San Rafael.Born as PUNTAL parish belonging to the Canton Tulcán in April 1851.329. (García Moreno. Monteolivo. CANTONIZACIÓN.n.s. in the highlands and 18 ° C in the valley.s. With an average of 14 ° C. DIVISION POLÍTICA.. is: 14. The cantonal head is m. ALTURA.m.- Is varied depending on the height. Los Andes. in the Chota Valley until 3200 m.03 Km2 POPULATION: The current population of the canton Bolívar.n.- Since 1800 m.- Its cantonal head is Bolívar.m.347 inhabitants (7.DATE November 12. on the moors of Mondragon. San Vicente de Pusir. according to the 2010 Census.

there is great momentum with organic greenhouse cultivation and high quality for domestic consumption and marketing products. PRODUCTION.- Its main is the Chota River. One of its most important precursors was Martin strut.- Is varied and rich although part of its territory cangagua is. and then baptized with the Christian name of Our Lady of Purification. El Hondon. In the northern part of the canton. Payama. García Moreno and cantonal head are around 12. taking the name of their Mantayas.100 meters Area García Moreno. It was a pasture village that existed before the arrival of the Spaniards. Geographic Appearance: The Canton Bolivar presents altitude levels ranging from 1.000 hectares. West of Canton river Angel. some residents are engaged in micro strengthening the economy of Canton. in the parishes of Los Andes. Historical Review: Known since before the time of the colony with the name of Prop. of cangagua also called volcanic tuff and conglomerate 10 . a tributary of Chota and streams as: Taupe.HIDROGRAFÍA. Economy: In terms of production we can talk about vegetable gardens. which determines a diversity of vegetation and appearance of a large-scale agricultural production areas.300 m in the valley of Chota up to 3. which forms the influx of Araquí and Caldera rivers. processing of barley and cheeses. agroforestry systems. The average temperature ranges between 14 ° C in the highlands and 18 ° C in the Valle del Chota. integrated farming.

named González Suárez corresponds to the horizon Tuncahuán Jacinto Caamano and Jijón and pottery found in the area of Three Tolas close to The Angel is one of the most beautiful of all this horizon. Finally. San Isidro.Tourist Places:  Chota River Valley  Bolívar Park and central court  Balneario El Aguacate  First Church of the Lord of Good Hope  Church Balneario El Aguacate 3) Espejo Canton Espejo (Mirror rural Parishes of Canton are the Goaltal. September 27) Particulars of the canton A 3100 m. whose culture is the result of the mixture of grasses and Spanish. judging by the evidence located by several scholars carchense past. we must affirm that the phase Angel.m. s. this place should have been located one of the most important ceremonial centers Together sector. cantonal Header. in this place a village with very particular characteristics which distinguished by the use of fine ceramics. Brief Historical Review The region that is today Canton Espejo was occupied by cultural phases called El Angel or Piartal. Urban Parishes of Espejo Canton are Angel. and its main economic activity is agriculture and livestock. known for its agricultural wealth of the region and a unique ecological reserve of its kind in the world.n. so according to scholars. Freedom. However. as well as evidence that determine the progress and growth of the ancient inhabitants of this important carchense canton was developed 11 . Cuasmal or Pasto. Most of the population is settled in the rural sector. and with an average temperature of 11 ° c is the town of El Angel.

ways of historical significance as it is the old path of the Jesuits. is the habitat of species such as the spectacled bear. Potrerillos. From the town of El Angel by way Moran. It is located next to the peppers volcano. is located 13Km from the city of the Angel. Crespo.Places to visit? When traveling to mirror you can visit: El Angel Ecological Reserve. surrounded by lagoons voladero. Laguna del voladero The world has been blessed by this majestic nature located 11km from El Angel. surrounded by natural viewpoints. where the water for the whole Province originates. 3300 mnsn located in the buffer zone that borders the Ecological Reserve of the Angel pathway marked. Laguna de Rasococha Located 35 Km. the area known as the Canyon of the Colorado. and fascinating Andean condor. unique in the world hierarchy. this tree the locals know it as paper tree or red coloration because of its bark. ancient. This lake is very deep and is used for growing trout with excellent results. Laguna de Potrerillo It's another beautiful lake that can be enjoyed by domestic and foreign tourists. Quebrada de Baños 12 . oxbow Raza. Polylepis This forest is classified as primary. deer.

Bosque Protector Golondrinas It is a transition forest. sparrows and more. parrots. river ducks. coming down from the high moor to improve health broken by cold hear them say musical notes sung by flutes and magical rondadores which makes this a healthy. in a natural ecosystem moor at a height of 3. and an average altitude of 2.000 hrs. situated on the banks of the river tuscuaza performing a short walk along a nature trail that connects divine child spas. the squirrel monkey Mongon. armadillos. is a tropical forest that runs from the banks of streams and rivers to the upper parts of Cerro Golondrinas becoming a great attraction for your interest in conservation of fauna as: guanta. these waters lie in a small pool naturally circulate and reach a temperature of 30 ° C. These gorgeous hot springs that formerly were used by a Cacique named Blas Angel. where you can also enjoy its natural environment and is home to rabbits.m.n. with high curative powers. cinnamon. A variety of plants such as cedar. the yalte. the goalte and more. hawks. the cusumbe. among others. There are more than 20. Balneario La Calera 13 .000 plant species and 700 bird.Minutes of the Parish La Libertad.200m. with an area of 20. located in the western part of the Canton Espejo. Bathrooms Blas Angel Only 1 1/2 Km away from El Angel. waterfalls and the Pailón cuaza. mystical place that attracts many foreign tourists.697msnm they are surprisingly hot water from the Cerro Chiles. toucans. cock of the rock. armadillos. capuchin monkey.s. while the Indians danced and sang like birds merrily around the great Chief and later frequented by local people.

and despite its natural facade tremors has not suffered any consequences. currently has recreational games. stone and bricks. Complex TurísticoChabayán With a temperature of 10. swimming pools. the altarpiece in gold. Feeding 14 . environmental education. nestled in a valley with a pleasant climate south of the parish San Isidro. The interior is divided by three naves adorned with Gothic arches and its roof is tile. stored representative image of the faith of a people as El Calvario. Construction began early last century and ends in the early 60s. swimming. was made with lime. Santuario de San Isidro Built in stone. fishing. hiking. religious tourism. San Isidro Labrador. photography. and infrastructure Mother Church of San Miguel del Angel This majestic temple of prayer is Gothic.5 ° c is groundwater that emerge des this place. La Inmaculada. is located 11 km from the Angel. trekking. What activities can be practiced? You can go hiking.With its thermal waters rich in minerals with a temperature of 28 degrees. Roman Gothic and spiral columns resting on bases. neo-Romanesque-European design and inspiration.

pensions and hostels are located in the city. • 4 hosterias: 2 front.  homemade cheese. but if you're visiting Bolivar lead warm clothing. Typical Food  Typical dishes of Canton are:  chicken soup. swimsuit and clothes for warm weather. 1 second and 1 third class.  boiled in SUNFO.  trout.  covered potato. corn. 15 . sunscreen.  guinea pig with potatoes.In Mirror chances of finding restaurants is very limited.  rice soup barley.  potatoes with leather. Lodging When visiting Mirror is charged in: • 1 board steerage. there are: Fourth category 5 restaurants that are located in the downtown area of the city of El Angel. Important Facts for Visitors When visiting the Canton Bolivar is important to have a place where you will go if you are visiting the valley of Rio Chota not forget to bring insect repellent. The most special places to stay in the hostels are not in the city but in the surrounding area or in rural areas. 1 second and 1 third class. • 3 residential hostel 1 first.

Brief Historical Review The history of Canton Mira sustains its regional past and basically has to do with what happened in the basin of the River Mira. • June 28-30 Fiestas de San Pedro. pickles. • May 15 Feast of San Isidro Labrador 4) Canton mira Mira (Canton Look rural parishes are Concepción. Mira has made significant progress in urban. San Vicente de Pusir today. pepper and many others. by the West the estates of the Jesuits and 16 .Fox Hunt. basically the population is engaged in agriculture products tropical dry climate such as kidney tomatoes. • July 16 Feast of the Virgen del Carmen. is seated on a viewpoint. south to the call hacienda del Trapiche del Chota. Documents from the colonial period show that the jurisdiction of Mira stretched north to the hacienda of San José. population issues. Its regional town of the same name. particularly in the eighteenth century where a broad process of indigenous land transfer occurs at the hands Spaniards. is the viewpoint Chota Valley and the majesty of Mount Cayambe.Festivities • September 27 Cantonización . cucumbers. this land has a pleasant and mild climate. formerly called Coangue. ovos. Juan Montalvo) Particulars of the canton Known as the "Balcony of the Andes". Jijón and Caamano.

The current county Mira. power alojamientoy. an artificial lake for rowing plus excellent infrastructure. is said complex. 47. enjoy a hilly mosaic. Juan Montalvo and Jijón and Caamano. On August 7. colonial style church built in the late fifteenth century and rebuilt its facade and towers in 1937. where people of alredores goes by the natural quality of its water.east bordering possessions of the heirs of Blas Angel. 261 of August 27. Mother Church Located in the town of Mira. 1980. bathrooms. is one of six counties that have the Carchi. Places to visit? When traveling to Look you can visit: Natural Mirador This place allows domestic and foreign visitors. Look subsequently happens to belong to the canton Mirror on 27 September 1934. as well as the chiefs of Chitacaspi and others with possession on the hill of Iguan. Uyama Tourist Complex Located at the entrance of St. variety of services it provides sports fields. consisting of a nave. through Legislative Decree No. He was elevated to search the August 18. It has three parishes: Concepción. published in Official Gazette No. 1980 Congress approved the draft cantonización Mira. swimming pools. in whose altar the 17 . 1980. Nicholas at 20 KM. and the Valle del Chota and stunning mountain Cayambe. Mira along a road of second order.

built in honor of the customs and traditions of the region. Novillo Pumps El Novillo Pumps.000 people participated each year. It is a 10 minute walk upstream. whose origin is not clearly established. one night fighting bulls event that is part of the celebration of the festival of Mira cantonización in which about 4.image of the Blessed is located. Virgin of Charity. fauna. River Waterfall Santiaguillo It is the charm of a beautiful cascading waterfall which protrudes from a giant rock and green bushes. adventure and riches are combined with adrenaline in your body. baptismal stone dating from 1597. noted for their fine finishes and excellent 18 . but dates from about 1545. also is the Holy Custody gold plated. the colonial Governor bell time Nycolas Lopes Don Narchyn Ynyra. In these scenarios can still find flora. Museum of Natural Stone Interesting location near the White River. only holiday in Ecuador. Hauling Chamiza and Achupallas Every year from all communities of Canton Look chamiza and dry achupallas that are carried by the main streets and taken to the stadium to be burned is collected and thus illuminate the Novillo Pumps Monument Chamiza Located at the northern entrance of the city of Myra. here tourists can observe huts (indigenous and ceramic tombs Pasto. There are also two magnificent paintings such as the box "Souls" and "Divina Pastora" attributed to Luis de Rivera.

religious tourism. photography. trekking. In addition you can enjoy the culture of this sector. 19 .  shampoos.  but what stands out is the famous "tardón" (liqueur made with juice of orange) Lodging Look Canton has some places to stay. Mask is located at 15 'Look. Artisan Group GAEN in Mask Artisan Shop where are exhibited and sold masks and pottery with Afro grounds. beautifully prepared by local women. Feeding As for feeding the canton has two restaurants Typical Food  Typical dishes of Canton are:  the soup of potatoes.  barley rice soup.  rice with beans or peas. fishing. hiking. What activities can be practiced? You can go hiking. environmental education.  delicate.artistic achievement that has earned him be exhibited at several museums worldwide. in the case of the inns are located in rural areas of the county.  stew with pork. especially with dancing and music of the pump. and access road is first order.

La Paz. only holiday in Ecuador. Montufar Canton urban parishes are González Suárez.000 people participated each year. Festivities • February 2 Feast of Our Lady of Charity -Novillo Pumps • August 18 Cantonización . Piartal. comfortable shoes and a camera.• 3 hosterias class • 1 fourth class residential hostel • 1 hostel fourth class Important Facts for Visitors When visiting the Canton Montúfar not forget to bring light clothes. Fernández Salvador. San Jose) Particulars of the canton 20 . Hauling Chamiza and Achupallas Every year from all communities of Canton Look chamiza and dry achupallas that are carried by the main streets and taken to the stadium to be burned is collected and thus illuminate the Novillo Pumps 5) Montúfar Canton Montúfar (rural Parishes of Montúfar Canton are Christopher Columbus Chitán Navarrete.Novillo Pumps Novillo Pumps El Novillo Pumps. one night fighting bulls event that is part of the celebration of the festival of Mira cantonización in which about 4.

Places to visit? When traveling to Montúfar you can visit: Forest The Myrtles Favorite for lovers of Ecotourism Site this forest has an area of 10 hectares myrtle tree trunk and thick reddish foliage. among others. in the territory of the present county residents lived Montúfar belonging to the Capulí. 1905. Piartal and Tusa phases. Germán Bastidas. created September 27. have focused attention and study what happened in this geographical area. On November 11. Also known as the City of Eternal Spring is located in the south eastern sector of the province of Carchi. orchids of various kinds. Robert Drole. a name that was applied when the 27 September 1905la present city of San Gabriel reached its political and administrative independence it became the second Canton Carchi Province. located east of the city of San Gabriel and 11 Km. whose branches grow mosses. with the uniqueness of researchers. 1992.Neat city through popular mingas creditor is calling him "Procerato Labour". and is one of the most important lungs of the province. 40 Kilometers. especially Alicia Enderton Francisco. 21 . Emilio Grijalva. San Gabriel is declared by UNESCO as "National Heritage" by the colonial facade of their buildings. Tulcan. Brief Historical Review From the historical point of view. The name Montúfar Colonel Carlos Montúfar. Those who visit are amazed because it is one of the few in Latin America. Max Uhle. hero of the Ecuadorian independence must and one of the most illustrious military framers of our emancipation.

has been formed by the falling waters of the river Apaquí. has become the most visited by domestic and foreign tourists. San Gabriel and set amidst rocks with this stone has been studied by the German archaeologist. musicians for its backwater and beauty. Waterfall Paluz Located 4 km from the city of San Gabriel. grasses. deep formed stalactites and stalagmites of different colors. This beautiful place is located 45 kilometers. samples Costales Peñaherrera and think they are rather cults water and fertility. cattails. I capulí . located 18 m from San Gabriel. located near other beauty unsurpassed Forest Myrtles certainly draws attention to domestic and international tourists for its flora as willows. It is named after the grotto where Our Lady of Peace sits. painters. The Pillar of Athal It is a rectangular PARALLELEPIPED petroglyph is 3m high and four sides of 2. orchid. a cave is 150 m. He has been an inspiration for poets.80m located 16 km. Max Hule who argues that the signs worked in stone refer to the worship of the sun by ancient tribes. It is approximately 25 m head of water formed the river of the same name.Laguna El Salado This beautiful area is 500m long by 200 wide. is one of the most representative religious sites Montúfar Canton. exotic pine and eucalyptus plantations and the fauna of the place.60 to 2. Grotto of La Paz Undoubtedly this wonderful place. Place of extreme natural beauty and refuge for believers. 22 . The Grotto of Peace is unique. Tulcan and 4 miles from San Gabriel.

bird watching. hiking. the Carnival holiday. we find the Monument to procerato Labour worthy fighter and recognition of the working people of the region. What activities can be practiced? You can go hiking. trekking. The Carnavalero Festival which is done in the Laguna del Salado. Feeding As for feeding the canton has two restaurants • 2 restaurants. Central Park Located in the heart of the city. Traditional dance troupes innocent Event which is done through the main street of the city of San Gabriel. Supported by ten columns of Doric style crescent and stars that symbolize the parishes that form. one of luxury and a third category. Gabriel This jewel of colonial architecture is considered unique in its kind because it is the only church built by law Ecuador pig. environmental education. fishing. and attended by local stakeholders. Labour Procerato Memorial. photography. giving a culture for those who know Greek-Roman art element. These restaurants are located in the center of the city of San Gabriel. provincial and also the neighboring country of Colombia (Ipiales) event that is done in the month of January. ie outside the main Plaza.First Church of St. 23 . religious tourism. opposite the main park. and in a visible place from any point of view. regional.

• corn with cheese and • kneading cheese. • potatoes with cheese. 1905: Cantonización Montiifar • July 16: Feast of Our Lady of Peace 6) Canton Huaca Huaca (Mariscal Sucre is a rural Parishes of Canton) Particulars of the canton The Huaca Canton always live for their holidays and traditions is home to one of the most revered shrines of the province. Its people dedicated exclusively to 24 . comfortable shoes and a camera. Important Facts for Visitors When visiting the Canton Montúfar not forget warm clothes. • cuy with potatoes. so visitors staying in the city of Tulcán.Typical Food Typical dishes of Canton are: • chicken broth. Lodging The canton Montúfar not have places to stay. Festivities • September 27. purity that is reflected in the hearts of his people. the Church of the Virgin Purita.

Where 60% is wasteland and 40% of primary forest. 1995. is a papero emporium and producer of milk. (Clussia-flaviflora) its scientific name) is home to many birds no less than 140 endemic species and others that have been discovered on the site as Toucan colors. In this process the hand of intermediaries finally artisanal dairy processing appears. Piartal and Cuasmal. has been confirmed to have been present here the famous stages of capulí. as a result of the above. transportation for the mobilization of products. so that other economic activities are closely connected with it. The Guandera tree has its development in this field station and reaches a height of 30 mts.farming. Brief Historical Review From the etymological point of view the name of the region is not Huaca but "Guacán". marketing. The economy of the village of San Pedro de Huaca. So labor it occupies. which amount to Pasto Mother tongue or very old people. the creation of the canton San Pedro de Huaca with cantonal header called Huaca and the Parish Mariscal Sucre is decreed. After the proceedings before the relevant authorities. in colonial times was registered as Huaca in the Great Colombia was considered parish of Imbabura. the December 8. 25 . Also was part of farmhouses where the Inca conquest failed. Places to visit? When traveling to Huaca you can visit: Biological Reserve Guanderas This attachable site contains an area of 1000 hec. is developed based on agricultural production. Huaca was inhabited since the period of Regional Development and Integration hence the contribution made by the canton to carchense Archaeology.

documents of religious nature things of interest to those who have the opportunity to observe . illuminated at night to give visitors a welcoming atmosphere conducive for conversation take a boiled and admire the environment . The marshes 26 . Square and Central Park Where the church of the Virgin of Purification stands. park adorned with pools. Archaeological Museum It is adjacent to the sanctuary of the Foreign Vicar of Huaca. festivals are the first days of February. has a large sample of jewelry in metal.650 meters. like pottery of the Grass . The Páramo After the line forest about 3. and deeds. collected by Father Juan Bautista squire. which are filled with a true fervor by domestic pilgrims and tourists in southern Colombia.. trees and flowers. favorite food of the spectacled bear. an abrupt transition results in another unusual and spectacular ecosystem: the extensive and open moorland with its gardens frailejones velvety leaves with spiny achupalla.Quillasingas.Church of Our Lady of Purification In this shrine is revered the "Purita" as locals affectionately call. This traditional festival dates back to the nineteenth centuries and is considered pagan because processions and great economic waste by priostes.

fishing. starting from the Guandera season in a time of three hours and a height of 3540 m. mosses and frailejones characteristic of the area.. are the sponge. Cascada El Mirador You can take walks of route. religious tourism. the main source that provides water to thousands of people from the bottom. which covers the watershed forest of booking. with its cool waters that decorate the vast wasteland.800 m high. trekking. The total distance is about six hours starting from Guandera. hiking.These are located from the 3. photography. Viewed from the high moor born a waterfall of 20 m. What activities can be practiced? You can go hiking. bird watching. Devil's Nose Located south of the reserve at 3800 meters. The first two are located on the Panamerican Highway and the last in town 27 . they found camouflaged a magnificent sponge grasses. During the walk you can enjoy the view of the marshes and lagoons surrounding the vast wasteland of frailejones Cascada La Britain In a 4 hour hike that starts from the Guandera station is located at an elevation of 3650. 1 second and 1 third class. Feeding As for feeding sites Huaca city has three locations: 3 restaurants: 1 first. environmental education.

• From January 7 to February 2: Feast of Our Lady of Purification.  chicken broth.  shampoos. Festivities • December 8: Cantonización Huaca. Lodging The only place to stay is in the second category pilgrim house.  homemade cheese.  potatoes with cheese. comfortable shoes and a camera.Typical Food  Typical dishes of Canton are:  guinea pig with potatoes. And if you visit Guanderas wear sunscreen. Lincografia 28 . waterproof boots and long views. located across the street on December 8 and González Suárez next to the convent. Important Facts for Visitors When visiting the Canton Huaca not forget warm clothes.

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