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Manta’s Pink Mansion: Casa Rosada

To tell the story of Casa Rosada , we must walk down the aisles of Manta's history: go back a hundred years to times when, instead of avenues and piers, it was the sea that, rich with turquoise prose, gave life to the scintil...

Love is in the air…

There are few corners more romantic in Quito's Historic Center than the legendary Mama Cuchara Hotel residence, where, centuries ago, a desperate woman threw a saint onto the street from one of the balconies and in doing so, ...

Manta becomes a top-notch destination: a legacy of Hotel Oro Verde Manta

You can’t think of Manta today without Murcielago beach. Without Hotel Oro Verde Manta, which happens to be located right in front of it. Twenty-four years ago, Mr. José Antón Díaz, founding owner of Oro Verde, insisted o...

Hacienda Zuleta, more than Meets the Eye

Yes, Zuleta is its hacienda; an old, beautifully appointed, carefully-restored hacienda; a wonderful place to overnight that defines the Andes and life in the Ecuadorian countryside. But Zuleta is also the art of embroidery o...

El Oasis

Mico EagleFeather’s El Oasis was established as a space to "detox" from the city. Detox in the purest sense of the word. One hundred percent organic. One hundred percent vegan. Gourmet dishes are free of soy, white sugar, ani...

Treats on the Road

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In a tight corner: Española Island in the Galapagos

The Galapagos is that special corner of the world where everything it holds is unique. And an icon of the Galapagos’ uniqueness is located at the bottom right-hand corner of the archipelago’s map, on Española, a fascinating p...

All Roads Lead to Azuay

There are two El Cajas National parks: the easy-access Cajas and the far-flung Cajas. We’ve discovered both, in a region steeped in history. Its size, unlike other National parks, is not what makes it stand out. It’s where it...

Family-friendly Santa Cruz

Photographs: Jorge Vinueza We arrived in the Galapagos Islands one day in April, the hottest week of the year, when the water is crystal clear (visibility is great for snorkeling) and when hats — and as many cold beers and...

Five March picks for nature enthusiasts in Ecuador

Photographs: Jorge Vinueza Let us continue showing you the Ecuadorian-claim-to-fame goods: fabulous natural destinations to discover and explore throughout our country. From natural stone 'cathedrals' to islets in open...

Five January picks for nature enthusiasts in Ecuador

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of activities in nature to behold within the borders of this mega-diverse country: places so different, so lush, so special, that offer from adventure sports to a deep connection with Ec...

Finer Things

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Ñan Archive

Ñan 34: Humboldt & Bonpland in Ecuador

Humboldt and Bonpland entered what is today Ecuador on January 1, 1802. Their eight-month stay in the country would cause great repercussions around the world. It is impossible to prove to what extent the Europeans’ critiques of the colonial system encouraged the Quiteños to rise up and declare Independence from Spain seven years later.

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At One with the Planet

The Great Debate: Egg or Pomegranate?

Click here and contact us directly to get the printed Ñan magazine n°19 issue (In the footsteps of the Geodesic Mission) and all of our iconic issues delivered to your house! In 1671, a young astronomer named Jean Rich...
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