Our Travels in Ecuador
Learn about the cities and places we travel to in between visits with farmers, and see how we spent our time!
Zaruma, El Oro, Ecuador: the city that started it all, the home of Arturo, and the "Z" in Z Beans. Known for its gold mining economy and rich cultural and architectural heritage, Zaruma is a beautiful sight to behold!
Piñas, El Oro, Ecuador: the home of Marie and Fabricio's Coffee Processing Facility where all Z Beans Coffee goes before being shipped to the States. Piñas is also known as the "Orchid of the Andes" due to the number of orchids growing nearby.
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador is the third largest city in the whole country! Cuenca is known for its rich architectural and cultural heritage, making it one of the most visited cities in Ecuador.
Riobamba, Chimborazo, Ecuador is the perfect midway point for many outdoor adventures in Ecuador! It's located halfway between Quito and Cuenca and right in the heart of Ecuador's Avenue of Volcanos.
Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador is one of the healthiest villages in Ecuador, known as "The Valley of Longevity." It is home to several international settlers who have chosen the beautiful, quaint town to spend their retirement days.
Mt. Chimborazo, located in the Chimborazo Province of Ecuador is the highest peak in Ecuador, and the furthest summit from the center of the earth in the world! The mountain is actually an inactive volcano that attracts thousands of climbers a year.
Tandapi, Pichincha, Ecuador is famous for being the home to one of the largest mountainside sculptures in Ecuador, La Cara del Diablo (The Face of the Devil). The city is located alongside one of the busiest highways in the country!
Portovelo, El Oro, Ecuador is a mining town near Zaruma, rich in gold, silver, and copper.