Archive for May, 2012

Coco Beach Rental

Coco Beach Rental

There’s no need to pay $1000’s per week for an exclusive beach-front home the next time you want fun and sun in your life. Palm-lined gated entry Coco Beach on the central coast of Ecuador is a private gated beach development tucked into a grove of tall coconut palms at […]

Jama is Remote and That’s How They Like It

Jama is Remote and That’s How They Like It

Jama is not that many miles north of Bahia de Caraquez but it’s miles away in state of mind. As Gary and I pulled into town on our 4-day coastal cruise, I could instantly see why our friends Leroy and Shirley are so smitten with this area and why they […]

Ecuador Food: Bahia Restaurants and Special Dishes

Ecuador Food: Bahia Restaurants and Special Dishes

Bahia de Caraquez is bursting at the seams with good restaurants and teeming with fresh seafood of every description.  Ceviche, langostino, river fish, crab, calamari.  Take your pick.  You’ll also find good burger and pizza joints. As soon as we get close to the city, Gary starts wanting to make […]

by May 26, 2012 1 comment Ecuadorian food
Beautiful Bahia de Caraquez: New Bridge and New Opportunities

Beautiful Bahia de Caraquez: New Bridge and New Opportunities

Our tour of the Ecuador coast and beaches from Manta to Pedernales continued.  After another short wait in another bus station, this time in Bahia de Caraquez, friends from Cotacachi pulled into the station.  We almost didn’t recognize Rene and Merci. They both look so relaxed and well, so beachy.  […]

In Search of Deeper Meaning: Una Minucito

It’s 9:24 and Gary hasn’t had his breakfast.  I, however, have finished mine and am upstairs typing as I endeavor once again to discern what is to my gringo grey matter, the convoluted cultural meaning of life in Ecuador. In this case, to translate the words, una minucito.  But first, […]

by May 26, 2012 1 comment Cotacachi, Ecuador Culture, Ecuadorian food