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El Cajas National Park

Day visit from Cuenca:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Cuenca:

More or less 40 minutes per way.

What is it?

It is a city-managed national park in the highlands near Cuenca. It is the water supplier for Cuenca and a spectacular natural place near this major city. Ideal for a full day, or half day acitivty, or in combination with an early start drive towards Guayaquil in the coastal lowlands.

What can you do there?

Hiking, camping, sightseeing.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Cuenca, lodge in the area, Guayaquil.