Park in Puyo

Parque Etnobotánico Omaere

Less than 1km north of the city center, this ethnobotanical park offers one- to two-hour guided tours (included in admission fee) of rainforest plants and indigenous dwellings, by mostly indigenous guides. The park …
Park in Puyo

Paseo de los Monos

At Paseo de los Monos you can see a variety of rescued animals, including six kinds of monkeys, turtles and birds. Some animals are caged, while others run free. For an extra fee, guides lead four-hour walks into th…
Gardens in Puyo

Jardín Botánico las Orquídeas

Visitors rave about this privately run botanical garden, located 15 minutes south from Puyo on the road to Macas. Enthusiastic owner Omar Taeyu guides visitors through hills of lush foliage and fish ponds to see gor…
Volcano in Puyo

Volcán El Altar

Early risers may see the jagged white teeth of Volcán El Altar (5319m), the fifth-highest mountain in Ecuador, about 50km southwest. On clear days look southwest to see Volcán Sangay (5230m).
Museum in Puyo

Museo Etnoarqueológico

Puyo's tiny Museo Etnoarqueológico has ceramics, artifacts, models of various traditional indigenous homes and an excellent map showing the distribution of native populations.
Cathedral in Puyo


On the east side of Parque 12 de Mayo.