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Location : 1 hour north of Ibarra.
Weather : Ranges between 5 and 6 degree Celsius, with 80% humidity.
Area : 15,715 hectares
Creation date : 1992
Accessibility : Access is via rural roads, which are difficult to access in winter.

Description of El Angel Reserve

Located 50 kilometres to the north of Ibarra, on the Colombian border, the El Angel reserve is a protected ecological reserve that remains very wild and hostile to humans. This reserve is covered up to 80 % by e “paramo”, which is an intertropical mountain ecosystem that is typical of the Andes.
The El Angel reserve is a privileged place where one can observe more than 320 bird species, many of which are endangered. Moreover, the reserve will allow you to observe the Andean condor in a very wild nature.
If you want to enjoy a trek in the El Angel reserve, you should expect an opportunity to not only observe extraordinary landscapes, but also to walk in the rain and cold. We recommend its visit only for informed people!

Activities in the El Angel Reserve

Trekking and hiking :

There are many treks in the El Angel ecological reserve, which ranges between 1and 30kms or more, from beginners to experienced walkers.

Other activities :

– Horse riding