Getting to El Coca city is very easy, you access through road or air ways in just a little time.

Ground transportation routes::

• From Quito: Quito – Tumbaco – Pifo – Papallacta – Baeza (Quijos) – Loreto – El Coca (km 309). Approximated time in a vehicle 5 hours

• Route from Guayaquil: Guayaquil – Riobamba – Ambato – Pelileo – Baños – Puyo – Tena – Archidona – Loreto – El Coca (km 648). Approximated time in a vehicle 11 hours

• Route from Cuenca: Cuenca – Macas – Puyo – Tena – Archidona – Loreto – El Coca (km 573. Approximated time in a vehicle 10 hours

Terrain Routes (Bus Service) 

From quito you can take any of the out province buses that leave from Quitumbe station, and in some cases from Carcelen terminal.

Referential fee: Approximate cost 12.50$ (from Quito)

Air Route

Leaving from Quito to Francisco de Orellana ( El Coca) it takes about 45 minutes. The currently operating airlines are TAME and AVIANCA, buy your tickets in advance, to access to cheapest flights, there are at least three fights a day from Monday to Friday, while Saturdays and Sundays once a day.

With an extension of 6,853.7 Km2, Canton Francisco de is located within the Amazon Region of Ecuador and limits to the north with the Province of Sucumbíos and Canton Joya de los Sachas, to the South with the Province of Napo, Pastaza and Canton Aguarico , To the East with Canton Aguarico and to the West with Canton Loreto and Napo Province. It is located at 76º 18 ‘long W and Oª 03’ 30 ” south latitude and between 76º 00 ‘4’ ‘long W and 1º 04’ 40 ” south latitude, has an altitude of 200 to 300 m.

The urban parish is Puerto Francisco de Orellana (El Coca), while the rural parishes are San Jose de Guayusa, Nuevo Paraiso, San Luis de Armenia, El Dorado, Garcia Moreno, La Belleza, Dayuma, Inés Arango, Taracoa, Alejandro Labaka , The Eden.

Historical data establish that this city was the place from where the Spanish Francisco de Orellana left, to the discovery of the Great Amazon River. Inside the boardwalk of the city rises a monument to this personage and a brief account is made of how happened this discovery.