Bomboli is located in the western mountain range of Ecuador, on the road to Santo Domingo, just 35 minutes from Quito, capital of Ecuador.
Giving off a sense of uniformity, the high moors can be deceptive. It is easy to think of them as barren and lacking biodiversity, because grassland covers most slopes. Perhaps the short stature (and gradual disappearance of trees as one climbs in elevation) is one of the reasons we tend to think like this. But quite contrary to what one would imagine, the high moors is a complex ecosystem that, believe it or not, is quite diverse, especially when one takes into account the challenges of life at such altitudes.
There are over 1500 species of plants in the high moor. A statistic states that in an area that represents only 5% of the entire Ecuadorian territory, we find 10% of all of its plants.
Bomboli is a small mountain in hiding, found straight in front of Mount Niña Huilca – what we could call the last volcano of the Andes- which clouds permitting, can even offer views of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.