Visiting El Pahuma
El Pahuma is located about 1 hour from the capital of Quito, and can easily be reached by bus, taxi, or rental car. The reserve is on the main road that passes through the Mitad del Mundo (Equator) monument about 25 km before reaching El Pahuma; this road continues on to Mindo, San Miguel de Los Bancos, and the coastal city of Esmeraldas. Buses can be found readily in Quito — consult guidebooks or websites for the most up-to-date information — that will take you to Mitad del Mundo. From there, you can catch almost any bus continuing northwest, and ask the driver to let you off at El Pahuma.