Paute is a small canton (county) in Azuay province – just outside of the city of Cuenca. It is just a short drive to Paute.
On our recent visit to Hacienda Uzhupud we spoke with Charlie Castro – head of entertainment. In this video, Charlie explains some of the highlights of Paute and the surrounding areas.
4 Things to Do in Paute Ecuador
- Cultural events / experiences: rodeo, wood handcrafts, town festivals, toquilla straw (Panama hats), higos con queso, and traditional dairy products
- Extreme sports: paragliding, rappelling and rock climbing
- Sightseeing: waterfalls, look-off points, lakes, power dam, and colonial houses
- Family attractions: horseback riding, hiking, fishing, biking, and trying new foods
What to Do in Paute Ecuador
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5 Attractions in Paute Ecuador
In Paute, the most important tourist places are:
- Hill Head Dog and Campana Huayco: they are natural attractions suitable for alternative tourism and perform extreme sports such as paragliding, rappelling and rock climbing. Offers: Native Chaparro and reforested areas (pedagogical visits).
- Viewpoint of Plazapamba and Virgenpamba: these attractions are in the Cantonal Centre and the scenic beauty of this place can be seen.
- Linear Park: Located in the town of Paute, linear park has viewpoints, cabins, bridges, horseback riding and track for BMX, ideal to visit as a family.
- Fruit Orchards: Paute, Cachiyacu, Bulan, Tambillo.
- Nature Attractions: In Paute and Sevilla de Oro you will find landscapes, waterfalls, chorreras, lagoons, a dam, trout, and processed dairy products.
6 Parishes (Parroquias) of Paute Ecuador
- SAN CRISTOBAL: House floating viewpoint of Tuzhpo, Church, handicrafts toquilla straw, religious festivals.
- CHICAN: Viewpoint of Maras, plays of the skirmish.(escaramuza)
- BULAN: Crafts in wood, route of fruits, fishing, skirmish.
- DUG-DUG: Viewpoint of Nunurco, paragliding, fishing, rodeo, agro-tourism, horseback riding, hiking.
- TOMEBAMBA: Observation of the reservoir of Mazar, Sugarloaf Hill lookoff, walks to the cerro Yanacocha, community rural tourism, dances.
- GUARAYNAG: Viewpoint of Parrot Peak Hill, Church heritage, colonial houses, Tasqui waterfall, crafts in toquilla straw.
Driving From Cuenca to Paute
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Have you been to Paute and its parroquias? What do you like to do there?