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Culture of quality coffee consumption in Loja - Production of gourmet coffee
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La Ramada de Noe (Jambeli Machala)
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Large selection of organic products in Loja,
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Timothy's bar Vilcabamba - Healthy Fast Food
Culture of quality coffee consumption in Loja - Baristas and Expert Roasters
Living close to nature in Ecuador
Large selection of natural and organic products in Vilcabamba
Gateway to the Podocarpus National Park
Puerta del Parque Nacional Podocarpus
Sushi in Vilcabamba
Machala is the coastal city nearest to Loja. It takes about 6 hours by bus to get there with the Loja Internacional. Then a short taxi drive ($3) to the port (Puerto Bolivar) and the real fun begins.
A small but comfortable boat will take you from the mooring to the island of Jambeli. It only takes about 20 minutes but you'd want it to take more because the scenery is stunning.
After 5 minutes in the harbour the boat enters the jambeli mangrove and from there on you are in a quiet protected space where you can observe quite a bit of wildlife (especially birds) right from the boat.