Altos de Saraguallas
Puyango, a captivating canton nestled in the southern region of Ecuador, boasts a diverse and picturesque landscape. The area is characterized by rolling hills, lush green valleys, and the meandering Puyango River, offering a stunning backdrop of natural beauty. Puyango’s main economic activities revolve around agriculture, with a particular focus on coffee cultivation. The fertile soil and favorable climate make it an ideal location for coffee production. The coffee farms in Puyango yield high-quality beans that are sought after for their unique flavor profiles. As a result, coffee plays a vital role in the local economy, providing livelihoods for many residents while contributing to the region’s rich cultural tapestry.
Along the mountains that surround the Lagunas de Saraguallas, one of the most importante natural resources of the region, lives a group of coffee farmers who contribute to the blend Altos de Saraguallas. In this beautiful and touristic place that captivates every visitor’s attention, you can witness the confluences of two of the most significant water streams in the region: Saraguallas and Santa Ana. The convergence of these two water streams forms Las Juntas, which in turn becomes the Puyango River. The communities settled around this picturesque natural resource are culturally rich, with their typical festivities steeped in tradition and craftsmanship. During their religious celebrations, they often dance to the rhytm of the town band. Just as they have traditional rituals for their festivities, they also maintain traditional agricultural practices for farming and land management. Farmers in the region cultivate sugar cane, beans, soy, corn and coffee.
1,000 – 1,800 MASL