Canelos is situated 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of the national capital Quito.
To find out why so many tourists select Pastaza as a holiday spot, make sure you see a bit more of the wider area. Puyo and Misahualli are just two of the many other places worth checking out while you're in Pastaza.
The real spirit of a region lives not only within its scenery, but also within its words. Making the effort to learn just a few useful Spanish words and phrases will make your experience in Pastaza much more meaningful. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" is the Spanish way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" And "Este caballero pagará por todo", which translates as "This gentleman will pay for everything"
The 10th of August is Independence Day, so if you're visiting at this time, keep in mind that banks, business and some attractions may not be open as the nation celebrates.
When the time comes to return home, you'll be bidding this special place a sad Adiós (farewell).