Ecuador's Travel Magazine

Ñan: noun from the Quechua Andean language. Route, way, path. Pronounced [nian]

Ñan 26 | Esmeraldas: Lush and tropical

Dawn casts its light upon Esmeraldas’s many worlds, its many suns breaking through the twilight, as it lingers at the crossroads of the divergent cultures that colonized and forged it amid unfathomable jungles and endless ocean. The silence of rivers and racket of cities, crashing of waves and its wild coast, create a counterpoint of inhospitable beauty. It is one of the most diverse provinces not only in Ecuador, but in the world.


It is four o'clock in the morning. The soft hues of twilight paint the skies and the waves caress the sand calmly, less intense than

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