Monthly archives: August 2018


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AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Ayampe at the Los Orishas. Because I use BOOKING.COM frequently, I got a ‘Genius Discount’ and paid US$17 / night (down from US$20) for a Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, ‘average’ in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite. I paid an extra $4 / night to include Breakfast. It was located 50m from the beach. Ayampe is boring at this time of year. No people, overcast skies, and an ‘average’ beach. It was […]

Montanita – Ecuador – Information



Ayampe - Los Orishas - Beach South
AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Puerto Lopez at the Hostal Dannita. Because I use BOOKING.COM all the time, I got a ‘Genius Discount’ and paid US$12 / night (down from US$15) for a ‘basic’ Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, TV (which I never used), good in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite. It was located 1.5 blocks inland from the main road. Puerto Lopez is an ‘ugly’ town with the beachfront road being the only ‘nice’ area. You, really, […]

Ayampe – Ecuador – Information



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AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Canoa at the Hotel & Restaurant Amalur. Because I use BOOKING.COM all the time, I got a ‘10% Genius Discount’ and paid US$20 / night (down from US$25) for a ‘basic’ Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, good in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite.It was located in the centre of town about 200 metres from the beach.Canoa is a ‘rustic’ town with the main character focused around the inner streets. The skies were […]

Puerto Lopez – Ecuador – Information



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AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I stayed a total of 4 nights in Quito at the Hostal Mediodia. I got a ‘last minute deal’ and paid US$10 / night (down from US$15) for a Double Room (single occupancy) with a Double Bed, Cable TV (with several English speaking channels), (poor) in-room WiFi, and a Hot Water Ensuite. It was on the edge of the ‘historical centre’: The streets around the hotel were very ‘uninspiring’ … there were no nice cafes nor bars to while-away-the-time in. I found myself getting away from […]

Canoa – Ecuador – Information



Ecuador - Central Highlands Route Map
JULY / AUGUST 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Ecuador is US$s. I had already been to Banos and Tena. From Tena, I had hoped to get into the Amazon and, perhaps, go even further north to Coca to get even deeper into the Amazon. I didn’t like Tena much. As a town, it is ‘drab’ and lacks ‘character’. And, alas, the weather was also too miserable (for us ‘wrinklies’ anyway) to get the best out of the day trips that Tena does offer … So, I turned my head south (to better weather) and […]

Central Highlands – Ecuador – A One Week Tour