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      Reserva Ecológica El Ángel

      El Ángel May 1, 2015 at 9:25 AM

      Next time I go to Ecuador I would like to visit Reserva Ecológica El Angel.

      The only hotel in the vicinity that I can find reviews about is the Polylepis Lodge. It is too expensive for me so I’m looking for something cheaper in the town El Angel. Has anyone stayed at Hostería El Angel. What did you think about that place? And how much did it cost (Lonely Planet says $18 and The Rough Guide $60, but that is for two persons I think). Or, has anyone stayed in another hotel that you can recommend?

      Is it easy to hike on your own in the reserve, or is it necessary to have a guide?
      During the hike to Lagunas El Voladero and on to Laguna de Potrerillos I know that you will see frailejones, but what about the polylepis trees? Are they there too?

      How easy is it to go to the reserve on my own?
      How much would it cost to take a guided tour from El Angel?

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    • Ferry from Baltra to Santa Cruz

      Galápagos Islands May 8, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      Hello,
      I am arriving at Baltra airport at 11:30am. I have read that it takes a while to go through customs and pay for the entrance fee.
      If I miss the 2pm ferry to Santa Cruz, are there any alternatives to getting to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz? I've been looking at various forums, but haven't found anything.
      Thank you!

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      Bus from Quito to Banos ?

      by valeriebruce Online Now Nov 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      Hello !
      We arrive in Quito airport at 6pm and need to go straight to Banos. What is the best company (toilet on board and mainly suitcase tags as I believe we will be obliged to leave them below).
      I read flotapelileo and transportes Banos are ok ?
      What is best ?
      Muchas gracias !

      3 Answers Nov 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM
    • ‎!!! Missing: Jonathan Simon !!!

      by Wunderlich85 Online Now Aug 8, 2011 at 8:01 PM

      ‎!!! Missing: Jonathan Simon !!!

      His name is Jonathan Simon, DoB: 9/11/1989, Munich.

      He went missing on Sat 8/6/2011 in Ecuador close to a little village called Pailon del Diablo, nearest town there is called Banos, on a biking path called Routa des Cascades.

      He was last seen at around 7pm local time by the friend he was travelling with. The boys decided to take different routes and meet up again at the other side of a waterfall which should have taken them each about 10-15 minutes.

      Jonathan never showed up and went missing ever since.

      Local police had been informed and did start a search for him, but apparently stopped their efforts after about 10 hours with no results or clues.

      Time is of the essence as a search and rescue team should be formed privately or by the authorities, but the longer we wait or waste time to organize this, the more likely it becomes that Jonatahan will no longer be around that area as it is apparently close to the Pan American highway or help might not come just in time for him.

      So any strings anyone can pull over there: go for it!

      You can find a picture of Jonathan on the profile of this group (or alternatively I posted his photo as my profile picture as well – as everyone who cares to have Jonathan found should do btw)

      Thank you for your help!

      2 Answers Aug 8, 2011 at 9:10 PM
    • Accommodation

      by dentisto Online Now Feb 15, 2011 at 3:49 PM

      Does anybody have a line on decent places to stay in Banos up to around 35 bucks a night? Thanks.

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      Tungarahua tours

      by david1982 Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 3:06 PM

      Hi all

      Ive read about Tungaruhua tours at night, or late evening. I can't find any websites on this so is it easier to arrange a trip when Im there?

      Thanks

      2 Answers Feb 22, 2010 at 3:10 PM
    • Bust Trip from Quito to Banos

      by tbetancourt Online Now Jul 7, 2008 at 12:47 PM

      I'm going to Quito in August and would like to visit Banos as well. I read that it takes almost 4 hours to get there by bus. Do they make bathroom stops? I will be traveling with my 8 year old daughter.
      Thanks! -Tanya.

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2008 at 1:04 PM
    • Area around the volcano Tungurahua

      by jbobbitt Online Now Sep 25, 2007 at 9:12 AM

      I am traveling to area around Banos in April 2008 and was wondering if the volcano would affect the area Sangay and Llanganati National Park if there was an eruption?

      1 Answer Sep 26, 2007 at 12:43 PM
    • volcano smoke ?

      by travellingsoon Online Now Jul 25, 2007 at 2:04 PM

      i am thinking of spending some time in banos, or possibly patate - so i would like to know if there is smoke there - from the volcano. and if so, how much and how often? have people complained of it hurting their eyes, or causing a chronic cough?

      when i lived on the big island of hawaii, i got very sick from the volcano smoke on the kona side. it looked like the smog in los angeles, and everyone called it vog.

      thank you - i appreciate your help.
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      1 Answer Sep 24, 2007 at 11:11 PM
    • Internet

      by tinkjess Online Now Aug 10, 2006 at 10:29 PM

      I have 2 questions.....
      1st. Does anyone know if high speed interntet is available in home in Banos? What the connection is and how much it costs?

      2nd. Does anyone know of a good web site to find rentals?

      Thank you!

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2006 at 7:11 PM
    • Trouble In Banos?

      by stephenpriddy Online Now May 23, 2006 at 3:29 PM

      I´m on a 10 month trip round Latin America and just arrived in Ecuador. All been ok so far but my family back at home are getting a bit worried as apparently an english woman tourist disappeared in banos a few months ago and had her bank account cleared. Does anyone know any more about this ie what happened, where she was staying when it occured? I´m not too worried but just curious...

      7 Answers Jun 25, 2006 at 7:36 AM
    • Is Luna Runtun really so bad?

      by PaulineB Online Now Sep 29, 2005 at 10:39 AM

      I read a posting on here about a bad experience at Luna Runtun - have other people had good experiences? I am planning on staying there later in the year. Also does anyone know the best place to get a taxi from Quito to Banos - obviously I want to pay the lowest price possible!

      Thank you

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2006 at 8:20 AM