Ayampe Beach

Destination Ayampe:  Tranquility on the Southwest Coast of Ecuador

Destination Ayampe: Tranquility on the Southwest Coast of Ecuador

Ayampe is a Village in Ecuador that Still Retains Its Charm and Individuality Continuing our tour of the Ecuador beaches north of Guayaquil, we crested a hill and there was Ayampe down below, with its miles of beaches, the winding Ayampe River and coconut palm plantations. The new highway along this […]

Relics of Valdivia Culture Hide Along Ruta 15 and Ruta del Sol

Relics of Valdivia Culture Hide Along Ruta 15 and Ruta del Sol

Buried Relics Along Ruta 15 The little-known past of Valdivia lies half-hidden in the dry countryside along Ecuador’s southeast coast, noticable only to a discerning eye or found in collections gathered into small museums. Zipping up Ruta 15 along Ecuador’s southwest coast with our guide was an eye-opener for Gary […]

From Glitz and Gleam to Rusticity: Guayaquil to the Ruta del Sol

From Glitz and Gleam to Rusticity: Guayaquil to the Ruta del Sol

Ruta 15 and the Ruta del Sol Guayaquil Airport: Gary had just spilled his orange juice all over the floor and table as we ate breakfast in one of the airport coffee shops.  Looking up we saw our guide approaching us with a big smile.  He’d come to give us […]