Ecuador Beaches

Atacames Beach, Ecuador Photo by Aaron Phelps

Ecuador Beaches: A Quiet Interlude in Atacames

  Our first in-the-water experience with Ecuador beaches was in Atacames, a major party scene.  It usually throbs and gyrates day and night during holidays, but we happened to show up during one of its calmer periods. Gary and I were invited to spend two days and nights in the […]

Mompiche: One of the Last Ecuador Beach Paradises

Mompiche: One of the Last Ecuador Beach Paradises

A love of food, the beach and a birthday brought us to Mompiche… One of the last idyllic and untouched beaches in Ecuador, Mompiche was a wonderful surprise birthday treat. My boyfriend Simon was recommended Cabañas Iruña by our Ecuadorian neighbor – simple, secluded, right on the beach and the caretaker […]

Ecuador Movies: “El Pescador” (The Fisherman)

Ecuador Movies: “El Pescador” (The Fisherman)

A combination of  fresh snow, the flu and temps of 15 below led to my channel surfing in St. Paul while awaiting the birth of our third grandchild.  I found an intriguing spanish-speaking film called “El Pescador,” but since we hadn’t signed up to view the Latino stations, I was […]

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez & Hosteria Mandala, Part III

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez & Hosteria Mandala, Part III

Puerto Lopez is home to Hosteria Mandala, always a delight to visit.  The ‘green’ hosteria is a prototype for what this area can be if sustainability is practiced judiciously and creatively.  The entire complex is alive with color, flowers and highly imaginative art from all over the world. Gary is […]

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez, Part II

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez, Part II

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez is a small beach town south of Manta in Manabi province.  It’s the closest town to Parque Nacional Machilalla. You’ll find the park headquarters near the town square. Puerto Lopez is somewhat reminiscent of another popular tourist beach town further south, although Montenita’s exuberantly riotous and […]

by October 24, 2012 4 comments Ecuador, Ecuador Beaches