Discussion in 'Ecuador' started by Dastrips, Sep 1, 2015.
This forest is amazing...it's like some type of Jurassic forest out of a hollywood movie, only that the Puyango petrified forest is real. Getting there is not easy and you will need some good hiking shoes. I did this trip from Machala, which is much closer to Puyango than Quito. The journey is long but worth it because of the scenery of banana plantations, sugar cane, cattle pastures, and churches.
Be sure to visit the small building by the visitor center as it's a museum which has cool exhibits such as dinosaur fossil eggs. It's hard to imagine the area was covered by sea when the cost of Peru is now 31 miles away.
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