Ecuador Beaches

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

This verse from Psalms came to mind as soon as I began to watch the ships coming in and going out into the still waters around Crucita. All day, heavy wooden boats are laboriously drug through the sand and launched into the water.  All day, men and boys sit patiently […]

Champagne Beach Living on a Beer Budget

Champagne Beach Living on a Beer Budget

ATTENTION lovers of spectacular sunsets, great  beaches, picturesque fishing villages and ocean-side living.  Gary and I know from our own explorations of Ecuador beaches that finding a coastal village with all these attributes that is also safe, clean and has reasonably priced accommodations isn’t easy. We’ve been up and down […]

Sardines and Serenity in the Beach Village of Crucita

Sardines and Serenity in the Beach Village of Crucita

There’s nothing like a road trip to take one’s mind off the chubby cheeks of a new grand-baby too far away to be hugged and kissed.  So Gary and I decided to endure a 12-hour overnight bus ride from Cotacachi to Crucita, the idea being that we’d replace the ache […]

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador–Just Say Yes!!!!

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador–Just Say Yes!!!!

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador–Just Say Yes!!!! (Editor’s Note:  Here’s a glowing report of their 18-day vacation in Bahia de Caraquez by  two of our readers–Mike and Tess Neuroth) My husband and I had the pleasure of spending 18 wonderful days in Bahia de Caraquez, an eco-city in Ecuador. Bahia is […]

Highlights on the Ecuador Coast:  Ecuadorian Food and Ecuador Beaches

Highlights on the Ecuador Coast: Ecuadorian Food and Ecuador Beaches

Here are highlights of our remaining tour of the Ecuador coast.  Having surfed, hiked and explored this region for much of his life, our guide was able to easily steer us away from the boring, the dangerous and the unpalatable side of the southwest coast of Ecuador. North of Ayampe […]