The world wide known Carioca Carnival has his high point at the parades at the Passarela do Samba known as the Sambódromo. Officially, Carnival is programmed to happen from Saturday to Holy Wednesday at mid day. The most important Carnival parade happens on Sunday and Monday, when the samba schools make their parade in one of the greatest shows in earth. The Carnival Balls are costume parties which start around 11 pm and goes all the way to 5 am or latter. The Street Parades are one of the most common aspects from this traditional party.
Guayaquil the largest city, economic capital and main port of Ecuador. Northwest of Guayaquil, is a tropical region, Machalilla National Park, white beaches surrounded by a primary dry forest. Inside the park is La Isla de la Plata (The Island of silver), a wildlife sanctuary that resembles Galapagos Islands. September it is a must for whalewatchers, humpback whales gather for their mating rituals. La Segua Ecuador's wetlands a small "Pantanal" where you can find thousands of shore birds.
Step through the entrance of the Red Mangrove Inn and you will feel that you have entered a realm of magic and imagination last seen in childhood. Charmed with lanters of a translucent bark, the entrance walkway brings you through a canopy of red mangroves. There, though only feet from Puerto Ayora, its is not unlikely to see a Yellow-crowned Night Heron