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Portete Destination Guide

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Portete in the region of El Oro is a town located in Ecuador - some 244 mi (or 393 km) South of Quito, the country's capital.

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Local time in Portete is now 04:28 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "America / Guayaquil" with an UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Zarumaurcu, Zambotambo, Shatayunta, Riobamba, Quito or Cajamarca. When in this area, you might want to check out Recogimiento, Rancho Comisario, Pueblo Viejo, Portete, Portete and Ayapamba as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Birding Ecuador Part IV; The Southwest

16:18 min ( July 30, 2011 by Hummingbirder1)
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Covers Feb 14-18 when we moves south, from the Manglares-Churute area to Buenaventura NP (staying at Umbrellabird Lodge), then to Jorupe with some Moth Mania-photos inserted and a trip down to Zapotil...

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Interesting facts about this location

Piñas Canton

Piñas is a canton in the El Oro Province, Ecuador. Its seat is Piñas. It is also known as the "Orchid of The Andes" because of the many orchids grown nearby. The town was named Piñas by Juan de Loayza, in honor of his homeland Piñas in Spain. It is located 1,126 metres above sea-level. \t\t \t\t\tPinas-ElOro-Ecuador. JPG \t\t\t View of Piñas City a beautiful place to visit in El Oro Ecuador \t\t\t \t\t The canton was created on November 8, 1940.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -3.57, -79.68 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Cantons of El Oro

Cerro de Arcos

The Cerro de Arcos is a windswept rock formation in the high paramo of the Ecuadorian southern sierra. It is situated on the border between the provinces El Oro and Loja, on the elevated plain between the Cordillera de Chilla and the Cordillera de Timbayacu at an altitude of 3700 m (12140f). The rock formation features towers, columns and several of the eponymous arches formed by wind and weather erosion. The formation covers an area of about 300 m by 300 m.

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Located at -3.57, -79.68 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Mountains of Ecuador, Rock formations

Balsas Canton

For the river in Mexico, see Balsas River. For the city in Brazil, see Balsas (Maranhão) Balsas is a canton in El Oro Province, Ecuador. Its seat is Balsas. It is the location of one of three official border crossings into Peru. The name, Balsas, refers to the balsa wood rafts that travellers used to take over the river to make the crossing, though there is now a bridge spanning the river.

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Located at -3.57, -79.68 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:Cantons of El Oro

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