Ecuador Tours

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

While thumbing through an old spiral notebook I came upon a few sentences I’d scribbled about the Napo Wildlife Center in Yasuni National Park, which lies in the heart of the Amazon of Ecuador. Gary and I had met a couple from Florida in the Quito airport who raved about […]

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.  […]

A View From the Roof:  An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

A View From the Roof: An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

By Gary Phillips March and April have been stellar months for Pro-Ecuador.com.   In March, we had 258,000 page views on our website and we have signed up more than 1,000 new subscribers since March 1. So my column this issue is devoted to familiarizing our new readers with a little […]

Cafe Rio Intag Brings Quality Organic Ecuador Coffee to Cotacachi

Cafe Rio Intag Brings Quality Organic Ecuador Coffee to Cotacachi

Cafe Rio Intag has just opened in Cotacachi and coffee drinkers can thank Frappuchuti, the Inca god of coffee, for answering their caffeinated prayers.  You won’t find him in the pantheon of ancient Incan deities.  He’s a thoroughly modern god. (I made him up.) This wonderful new coffee shop serves […]

Ecuador Real Estate Tour Visits Peguche Weavers

Ecuador Real Estate Tour Visits Peguche Weavers

Our last real estate tour included Peguche and the weavers who turn sheep and alpaca wool into beautiful utilitarian works of art. I was especially keen to go there because Gary and I are building a house and I am already looking for local crafts to buy. I consider alpaca […]

by December 3, 2010 2 comments Ecuador, Ecuador Tours, Living in Ecuador