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Elsa is a French young lady who has been living in Equator since 2010 and who fell in love with the charm of this country, in particular with the region of Manabí, where she created her ecotourism agency in Manta : Narwell Ecotours.
Her objective is to promote the Coastal area to unveil its natural and cultural riches, too little known today and invaluable.
For instance, this is where she will bring you on the road of the famous Panama hat, to see the palm tree from which they extract the raw material and how it is treated. You will visit the village where finest hats of the world are weaved and where all families have transmitted this art from generation to generation, and finally; you will visit Montecristi, where are completed and sold this hats, listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2012.
The same way, Elsa will let you discover the local culture, will allow you to share authentic moments with the manabita community, to discover the incredible biodiversity of the region and its typical products, along the road of cocoa national fino de aroma ( one of the best cacaos of the world ), the coffee road, the gastronomic and artisanal road, by the visit of a chipyard and the fish market, etc.
There are activities for everyone : water sports ( kite surf, paddle, diving, kayak, sportive fishing, snorkelling), archaeology (Cerro Jaboncillo, Agua Blanca, manteña culture, Jama Coaque culture), fauna and flora observation (Plata island, with the whale observation from June to September, Pacoche forest with the observation of howler monkey, ornithology, walks through the mangroves, in the dry forest, rainforest), without forgetting the diversity of the manabita gastronomy (fish, shellfish, free range poultry, green or ripe plantain-base dishes, little sweets of Rocafuerte,…)
The team of Narwell Ecotours speaks French, English and Spanish, and personalize their tours according to your interests. They offer tours across the whole Equator as well.
Do not hesitate, they are waiting for you!
Translated from French by Esther Boyer
Welcome to the Pacific Coast of Ecuador.