Here is a list of the different options of Things to do in Coca.
Puerto Francisco de Orellana is surrounded by an impressive access to a variety of iconic Amazonian Wildlife. Many of the most fascinating jungle tours starts in Coca, a cultural melting pot along the Río Napo.
Coca is the last reach of real civilization before the Río Napo transports you deep into the rainforest to the Parque Nacional Yasuní and beyond into the Amazon basin, next big town is iquitos in Peru.
In the 1990s the town was transformed by the oil industry from a tiny river settlement with dirt roads into a hot, teeming mass of concrete.
The capital of the Orellana province since 1999 (and officially known as Puerto Francisco de Orellana),
Coca is trying to start itself up. With a pretty malecón is extending block by block along the riverfront and bars where it’s actually pleasant to enjoy a drink with a stunning new suspension bridge now spans the Napo, taking traffic bound down Via Auca towards the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve.
Check below some of the activities you can do while you are staying in Coca.
Birding in Coca can be effective in terms of seen variety of species from the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. From colorful Tanagers, funny Toucans, elegant Herons, skulking Antbirds, tiny Antwrens, Macaws and many others can be found during a day trip from Coca. Ask for Birding Trips.
Coca is surrounded by 3 major rivers such as the Napo River, Coca River and Payamino Rivers, all three carry water from the Andes. The duration of the trips depends on the destination and interest you have.
All these rivers have indigenous communities living along their banks, pristine rainforests can be seen from the boats rides and human activities such as oil activities, agriculture, and tourism.
This is the first archeological museum in the region. MACCO Museo Arqueologico Centro Cultural de Orellana. The building was completed in 2015 and was inaugurated on April 30, 2015
MACCO is responsible for disseminating, promoting and rescuing the Amazonian cultural heritage and making it serve the citizens.
MACCO has a permanent archaeological exhibition about the Omaguas, integrated by a collection of more than 300 archaeological objects of the called Napo Stage (1,100-1,500 dc).
Monday with reservation 48 hours in advance
Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
National visitors: $ 2.50
Foreign visitors: $ 5.00
Within 10 minutes boat ride from Coca along the Napo River, you are connected with the Rainforest.
Yasuníland is a theme park of adventure and nature, located in flooded forest in good shape at the moment it offers nice trails with giant Kapok trees and a Canopy Tower great for seeing wildlife and panoramic view of Coca and it surroundings.
Within 10 minutes boat ride from Coca along the Napo, Coca, and Payamino Rivers, you can visit indigenous communities and visit their start up tourism projects, you can learn about traditional ways of living in the Amazon Rainforest, from farming, cooking, danza, medicine and rituals.
We will add more activities as it arise around. Enjoy it!!