Carboneria is located in Canar Province, close to the capital of the province, Canar. Travellers rarely visit the province, but the ones that do enjoy the friendliness of the people and the amazing nature.
Carboneria is a typical community in Canar. The interesting culture and stunning beauty of the Andes can be found in this little mountainvillage.
It is very easy to get to, because it is located close to the Panamericana that runs straight through the province.
Carboneria can offer you a variety of activities related to nature and culture. The area is great for hiking (local guides can be hired in the community). The area offers some beautiful panoramic views of the Andes and the guides can tell you more about the medicinal plants that are found in the region.
The beautiful forest Carboneria is great for hiking and there are possilities to take a swim in the creek.
Carboneria is a typical Andean community, including the fascinating culture. You will get the chance to learn more about the culture and the traditions in Carboneria.
Places to stay in Carboneria +
Places to stay in Carboneria
Mid-range Hotels: No
High-range Hotels: No
Places to eat in Carboneria
Carboneria is a tiny mountainvillage, but is equiped to receive visitors. The community has a campsite that offers space for groups up to 40 people. Individual travellers can be offered homestays for short periods of time. People looking for more comfortable accommodation, you can return to Canar where you have several hotels and hostels in all price ranges. In the communities Carboneria and Shayaccrumi meals are offered. A great way to have a taste of the Andean culture in these little villages.
Practical information about Carboneria +
Getting to and around in Carboneria +
How to get to Carboneria
From Quito take a bus to the city of Canar, they leave the Quito main busterminal regularly. Busses going to Cuenca and Loja pass through Canar. From Canar you need to hire a truck to take you to the community of Shayacrrumi. This should cost you about $5,00 USD and takes 25 minutes. From Cuenca Carboneria is easier to reach. In only 2,5 hours you can reach the community. Take any bus going north to Quito, Ambato, Canar, El Tambo or Riobamba. Costs and time to get there: From Quito $13,00 - 8,5 hours (including camioneta from city of Canar) From Cuenca $7,00 - 2,5 hours (including camioneta from city of Canar).
Map of Carboneria