Other than studying Spanish, there are a lot of things to do in and around Pucará!
Hike through the cloud forest directly from Pucará to some of the surrounding communities such as Apuela, Santa Rosa and Plaza Gutierrez. Being that the trails are not easily navigated, the hikes are led by trained local guides.
Get a good taste of Intag’s biodiversity with a day or weekend trip to the several reserves only a bus ride away! The list is, but not limited to, Reserva Los Cedros near Magdalena, Reserva Flor de Mayo in Santa Rosa or the Cloud Forest reserve in Junin.
Cabuya and Panela
Learn about how locals make typical products of Pucara such as cabuya handicrafts and panela (brown sugar). Pucareños take much pride in these activities and will be happy to show you!
Coffee cooperative AACRI
Learn about local fair-trade coffee at the office of Intag’s coffee cooperative. Get a tour at the production centre in Apuela and pick up a fresh cup of cafecito Intag.
Enjoy a day of relaxing at the Nangulvi hot springs just down the road from Apuela. Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm. It is also possible to spend the night and enjoy the various surrounding activities even more!
´La Red Ecoturistico de Intag´ can arrange a variety of outdoor activities like horseriding, rafting, zip-lining and mountain biking. This zip-line is the longest in Ecuador and offers breath-taking views of the Intag Valley!
Spend a few days in sub-tropical surroundings and enjoy a handicraft workshop making jewelry using the local `tahua` seed, hike through the local reserve while spending the night at the cabaña in El Paraíso.