Poblado de San Miguel © Marjolein Reintjes

San Miguel

The tourist area of San Miguel includes the communities of Calla Mansa, Loma Linda and the Afroecuadorian community of San Miguel. These communities are located on the banks of the Cayapas river and depend on agriculture, hunting and gathering. These people have not been influenced a great deal by western culture and maintain the use of their own language, ancestral customs and expertise in producing textiles from natural fibres.


The San Miguel community has an ecological lodge with 7 bedrooms and a capacity of up to 20 visitors. The building has been constructed with basic services including light, water and radio communication. The area offers an opportunity to enjoy the natural environment, adventurous activities and experience the unique culture.