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Latest News from Akorn Ecuador
Mashpi Lodge is 2018’s Best Resort & Spa
We are thrilled to see that the SPA at Mashpi Lodge has been recognized for the first time as Latin America’s Best Resort Spa 2018 and as Ecuador’s Best Resort Spa 2018 for the second year in a row during the fourth annual World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony.
New Coca Airport is Unveiled
After an 18-million USD investment, the new Francisco de Orellana Airport (Coca) was presented in November, 2018. Being Ecuador’s 5th most important airport and the gateway to the country’s Amazonia and the world’s most biodiverse area, the government saw the need to improve the terminal. The airport now has a 2,300m by 30m landing strip, capacity for seven aircrafts, an arrival lounge, luggage carousel, a 19.7m control tower and an improved fire-fighting system, all of which has been brought in to better serve every passenger.
North Seymour and Mosquera Islands closed
The Galapagos National Park is closing off North Seymour and Mosquera Islands from January 8th to February 8th as part of a project that seeks to remove introduced species that will affect the endemic flora and fauna.
Itineraries running during this time and including North Seymour and Mosquera, will change for day tour navigations from Santa Cruz. As for cruises, each ship will be assigned a replacement for Seymour, and we will advise on a case by case basis.
In Ecuador, we incinerate a life-size doll representing 2018, and with it we thank for the good and burn the bad. Tonight we won't just be thanking all our wonderful partners, but also hoping you return to work with us on an exciting 2019!
North Seymour Island and Mosquera Islet Closed Off
Please note that North Seymour Island and Mosquera Islet will be closed off for one month, due to an environmental project.
In order to protect the delicate environment of the islands, the Galapagos National Park will execute a project that seeks to get rid of introduced species that have affected the endemic flora and fauna.
How long will this last?
Just one month, from January 8th to February 8th, 2019.
Will this affect my itinerary?
Itineraries including North Seymour and Mosquera, will change to Dragon Hill in Santa Cruz Island, for land explorations. As for cruises, each ship will be assigned a replacement for Seymour, and we will advise on a case by case basis.
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