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Lago Agrio or Nueva Loja is a city in the Amazon region of Ecuador.

It is the capital of the province of Sucumbios and was founded in the 1960s as a base camp by Texaco. This city is the entrance to the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazonas Jungle

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ IATA). There are flights every day from Quito to Lago Agrio, with Avianca. Lago Agrio Airport (Q3500160) on Wikidata Lago Agrio Airport on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

There are a lot of bus companies that make the route Quito-Lago Agrio and Baños-Lago Agrio

  • Transportes Occidental
  • Transportes Esmeraldas
  • Transportes Baños

Get around[edit]




  • La Favorita Super Market


  • Pizzeria de Merio



  • Hotel de Mario
  • Hotel Selva Real. Av Quito 261 with Columbia St. Hot water, working internet, clean rooms and aircon. Double with private bathroom (and hot water) is $20.

Stay safe[edit]

Be careful in this area. The long running conflict in Colombia creates spillover along the northern border of Ecuador. Drug trafficking activities and general lawlessness in this area create plenty of opportunities for a tourist to find trouble. Activities in this area are best pursued through organized tours where the guides will likely know what areas to avoid. If you want to go alone, you should advise the embassy or somebody not travelling with you of your travel plans and return date.

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