Floreana Island was declared a Magic Town. This program seeks to promote the different destinations of the country with their special characteristics. Photo: Courtesy
Floreana Island is the first destination in the Galapagos to be one of the Magical Towns
January 19, 2021 17:21
The unique fauna and flora of Floreana Island, in the Galapagos archipelago, helped this destination to receive recognition as one of the Magical Towns of Ecuador. The distinction was awarded on January 15, 2021, by the Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado de Holguín.
“It has been a year of efforts within a pandemic and difficult times, but there was the desire and push especially of the Citizen Committee, Ministry of Tourism, GAD Municipal San Cristóbal and the Government Council of Galapagos to get this name,” said the minister.
Advertisement Henry Cobos, mayor of San Cristóbal, mentioned that this recognition means an important and historical event not only for the island but for the entire island region. Expand The distinction was awarded on January 15, 2021, by the Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado de Holguín. Photo: Courtesy
According to the Tourism Portfolio, the authorities of San Cristóbal met all the requirements they requested to enroll the island in this program that seeks to promote the different destinations in the country and their special characteristics.
This destination has also received the Safe Travel certificate that distinguishes it as a safe space for tourism amid the pandemic.
In 2021, the Ministry has also incorporated Lago Agrio, Shushufindi -both from Sucumbíos- and Pimampiro, from Imbabura to the Magic Towns program.
These towns are in addition to the destinations that have previously received this recognition: Patate, Alausí, Cotacachi, Zaruma, San Gabriel, Guano, San Antonio de Ibarra, Portoviejo, Rumiñahui, Azogues and Chordeleg.
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