- Elevation: 0-240 msnm
- Ecosystems: Dry tropical forest – lowland semideciduous forest – mangrove.
- Zoogeographic floor: Western tropical
- Area: 2.000 ha (property of the local community)
How to get?
The Ayampe & La Esmeralda reserve is 15 minutes south of Puerto Lopez and 25 minutes north of Montañita. From the city of Manta, take the costanera way to the south for two hours to reach the comuna Las Tunas. From the city of Guayaquil, take the coast way to Liberty and then take the Route Spondylus about an hour and a half to the municipality of Las Tunas.