Paraglide in Ecuador is a wonderful experience and highly recommended for any visitor.
It must be taken into account that Ecuador is in the middle of the world, overlapped by the Andean Mountains and bathed by the Pacific Ocean. This creates a wonderful landscape that can be enjoyed from the sky.
The practice of the paragliding in Ecuador is done in some beaches and mountains towards the valley of the inter-Andean corridor. The paragliding in Ecuador is viable practiced in any time of the year, though we have recommendable seasons to realize this exciting activity. Specifically, in the Sierra the favorite season is between October and March. Between July and August too much wind subsists. On the Coast are preferred the months from May to December.
There are several places for paragliding in Ecuador; most of them are in the provinces of the highlands of Ecuador, Pichincha and Imbabura, although it is widely practiced in certain places within the provinces of Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Los Rios, Chimborazo and Cañar. In the coast paragliding is principally practiced in Crucita beach (Manabí).
So, if you want to fly around the majestic Cotopaxi, see from the sky the city of Quito, look at the great Pichincha from the air, be marveled with the spectacular scenery offered by the lagoon Quilotoa, or feel the cool breeze of the beach at Pacific coast, don’t doubt to practice paragliding in Ecuador.
For this activity we detail below a directory with the main schools of paragliding that exist in Ecuador.
Fly Ecuador: Escuela de Parapente y Aventura
Location: Calle Oviedo 9-13 y Sánchez y Cifuentes. Ibarra-Ecuador.
Telephone: (+593 6) 295 3297 / 295 1293
Centro de Vuelo Libre – Ecuador
Website: Ambato www.aeropasion.net
Escuela de Pichincha de Parapentes (Halcones – Club Social y Deportivo)
Paragliders Pichincha School (Hawks - Social and Sports Club)
Location: Carlos Endara Oe3-60, between Amazonas and Prensa. Quito-Ecuador.
Phone: (+593 2) 225 6592
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Paragliding is not a popular sport in Ecuador; however we recommend, if you have the opportunity, to practice it because is one of the few ways to appreciate the beautiful landscape offered by Ecuador from the sky.
Take up with your travel agency or tour operator the packages that include paragliding in Ecuador.