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“Excellent trails with Abundant Wildlife”

Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor
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Owner description: Bosque Seco Lalo Loor is a private reserve that protects the very few remaining patches of low land dry forest in coastal Ecuador. Mainly, we function as a biological research station but also invite travellers, students, or anyone interested in eco tourism to explore the flora and fauna unique to this area. We are located on kilometer 25 on the road between Pedernales and Jama. Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday 8am - 5pm Entrance Fee: $5,00 per person. Children under 8 years old are free. Please contact us for more information about overnight accommodations.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The excellent trails for all abilities offer a good way to get an introduction to the Ecuadorina coastal forest. The forest has several differnt species of monkeys but we mostly saw Howlers.

Lalo Loor is only minutes from the beach and if you make a reservation you can get an excellent native meal here. The Ceiba Foundation offers courses that one can take and recive university credits.

A good way to spend a day away from the beach.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jim E
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Laro Loor dry forest is excelent place with lot of animals and birds. We enjoyed one day in this nice place. The staff of Laro Loor is very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Bosque Seco Lalo Loor or Lalo Loor Dry Forest reserve is a great place to visit, especially when you've had enough of the beach. We spend the night here in the beautiful new dormitory building, that has six rooms with 2 bunk beds each. (There's also a room with a double bed I'm told, but there was someone staying in there so we didn't get to see it.) At dawn we were awakened by the most terrifying roar like there were lions IN our room, but they were the howler monkeys in the trees right outside the building! There are mosquito nets, and they fed us dinner and breakfast...yummy local dishes prepared by the staff cook. There are miles of hiking trails; take the Pacifico Trail through the drier part of the forest and up to a "mirador" or look out from where you can see the Pacific Ocean. The Tigrillo trail was my favorite...in an hour or so of hiking you can get to the very back part of the reserve and the forest is much more lush and humid back there. We say SO MANY HOWLER MONKEYS with babies! Great birding too. The highlight was the Pacific Royal Flycatcher, and Chocó Toucan. We also saw the Grey backed Hawk, an endangered species! The nature center is small, but contains lots of interesting information. The staff were all really nice and provided us with some tips of local beaches to visit. Don't miss Lalo's Yogurt stand just 1 km up the road from the reserve! Its the best yogurt I've ever eaten, and Lalo himself was there. He apparently owns the forest although it is run by the Ceiba Foundation. We highly recommend an overnight visit!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank orchidbee
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

First approach to this place lets you know that this is true Ecuador on the sea-side, but it's not long before you find yourself in the full heart of the forest. Surrounded by the excellent bird-sound and wildlife common to the area (including Bigote and M, who I hope still remain), the reserve will always hold a special place in my heart.

A big thank you to the Loor family for creating the magnificent area both in and around the reserve.

Paul Cadman (volunteer).

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

A different experience in an amazing bio-sphere that is a Tropical Dry Forest. Many trails and expert guides to show you the forest and explain many of the diverse flora. A marvelous experience for young and old alike.

Date of experience: October 2014
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