MEET OUR TEAM

We at Maquipucuna know that the people, above all else, are what makes the country great.

Our amazing team is made up of talented and hardworking community members who have dedicated their careers to ensure the preservation of a unique habitat by creating once in a lifetime experiences for our guests, researchers, and students alike.

Arcenio Barrera

Lead Guide

Etelvina Vaca

Housekeeping Lead

Octavio Nieto

Groundskeeper

Mirma Nieto

Head Chef

Carlos Sevilla

Lead Bear Tracker & Guide

Gloria Toapanta

Chef

Jenis Bahamontes

Chef

Jorge Riascos

Head Groundskeeper

Segundo

Orongo Groundskeeper

Edgar

Orongo Groundskeeper

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THE

FOUNDERS

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 From two young visionaries who promised to set aside a small piece of forest for conservation, to young founders of a conservation nonprofit, Rebeca Justicia and Rodrigo Ontaneda have pioneered the way for conservation on continental Ecuador.

Now an internationally recognized NGO, Fundación Maquipucuna, and an award winning ecotourism operation, Maquipucuna Reserve & Ecolodge, the fruits of their labor work in harmony to protect the Chocó Andino Bio Region for years and years to come.

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CONTACT US

Whatsapp/Cell

  +593 99 421 8033

MON - FRI 08h00 - 17h00 (GMT -5)

For Emergencies ONLY   24/7

+593 99 421 7880

info@maquipucuna.org

MEMBER OF:

Red de Reservas Privadas del Ecuador, CEDENMA (Corporación Ecuatoriana de Defensa del Ambiente), Mancomunidad del Chocó Andino, Corredor Ecológico del Oso Andino