Puyo Travel Guide

  • Butterflies in Puyo
    Butterflies in Puyo
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    Puyo, Ecuador
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  • Jardín Botánico Las Orquídeas, Puyo
    Jardín Botánico Las Orquídeas, Puyo
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Puyo Things to Do

  • Jardín Botánico Las Orquídeas

    Jardín Botánico Las Orquídeas is a lovely family-run botanical garden where about 300 species of orchids can be found, as well as lots of other rainforest plants. To go here I took a blue bus heading to barrio Los Angeles from Atahualpa in Puyo. The bus was $0.25 (August 2013) and it took about 20 minutes. I was dropped at the gates of the garden....

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  • Parque Omaere

    Parque Omaere is a small ethno botanical park in the north outskirts of Puyo. It is an interesting place to visit and it will give you a look into the traditions and flora of the Oriente. When I visited I got a guided tour in Spanish. It lasted for about 1h 15min and the guide showed me, and told me about many useful plants. Some of them I even...

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  • Paseo Turístico

    Paseo Turístico is a nice trail to walk. It starts at the malecon in Barrio Obrero and runs along Río Puyo. It pasas El Jardín and Parque Omaere, then crosses the river and continues for 1.7 kilometres. It ends at the road to Tena, so there I turned around and walked back.The first day in Puyo I walked the Paseo Turístico in the late...

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  • Museo Etno Arqueológico

    Museo Etno Arqueológico is a small museum in the centre of Puyo. The exhibitions here consist of some pottery found at archaeological excavations in the area, spiders, butterflies and other insects on needles, and huts and items of different ethnic groups.The museum is open 8 – 16 daily, and it is free.

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  • Outlook tower

    At Malecon Boayacu Puyo there is an outlook tower. The first time I came here the gate in front of the stairs was locked, but the next day it was open, and of course I walked up to see the view over Puyo and the surroundings.

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  • Centro rescate de los monos

    We were in Puyo and found ourselves looking for adventure of some sort. It was a Sunday and most places were closed. We asked locals whats there to do and no one really had suggestions until one guy said that we can check out the monkeys. We werent sure what this was. A zoo...? When we got there we realized its a Monkey resue place. We strolled...

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Puyo Restaurants

  • El Jardín

    I had visited Parque Omaere nearby, liked the surroundings and had read that the food at El Jardín was very good, so I definitely wanted to eat here before going back into town (where I stayed the first night).The restaurant was not open jet so I sat down and waited until 6 o'clock when they open for dinner. It was worth waiting. In my guidebook...

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  • Asado de Pollo – El Fogon

    First I went to the restaurant where I had ate the previous day, but it was not open jet at 11.30. So instead I went to have lunch at the nearby El Fogon. They had several chickens on the grill and it looked good.The lunch here was $3 (August 2013). It included a drink and a soup and then a main course. The main course consisted of a large piece of...

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  • Sal y Pimienta Restaurante

    After leaving my luggage at the hotel it was time to go out and eat something. I was very hungry and went to a restaurant near the hotel. It was Sal y Pimienta Restaurante and they still served today’s lunch, almuerzo, for $3 (July 2013).First I got a soup, popcorn and a fruit drink. For the second plate there had been tree choices and I had chosen...

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Puyo Transportation

  • From Puyo to Tena

    I took a taxi from El Jardin where I had been staying to the bus terminal, and as all taxis within the city it was $1 (August 2013). At the bus terminal there didnt seem to be to many buses to Tena during the day, but it was 9.20 and outside Expressos Baños office I saw that they had a bus at 9.30. However their office was closed. Another bus...

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  • To Puyo from Riobamba

    From the hotel in Riobamba to the bus terminal I took a taxi, and as all taxi journeys within town it was $1 (July 2013). When I arrived to the terminal I didnt go to the counters but went straight to the buses to see if there was a bus leaving right away. I knew I had to change bus in Ambato and luckily there was a bus leaving within a few minutes...

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  • From Puyo to Baños

    The terminal in Puyo is situated about a kilometre from the city centre along the road to Baños. As I was arriving to Puyo by bicycle from Baños and stopped at the terminal I never saw the centre of Puyo. I arrived at 17.00 and the next bus to Baños was leaving half an hour later. The man working on the bus put my bike in the compartment below and...

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Puyo Shopping

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    by MalenaN Written Sep 16, 2013

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    The market in Puyo is situated at Orellana and 27 de Febrero, next to the Town Hall. It is a good place to come to if you want to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, or just walk around sight-seeing.

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