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    • Location of hotels

      Papallacta Aug 25, 2015 at 8:07 PM

      Is Hosteria Pampallacta near Termas de Papallacta; i.e. walking distance, how far? Thanks!

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      Meeting up with others

      Ecuador Aug 24, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      Hello, is anyone going to be in Ecuador during the weeks of October 18 to November 7th. I am starting out in Quito and making my way down to Cuenca via Banos and Quilotao (praying that Cotapaxi will not erupt or cause problems) and then flying back to Quito from where I head home.

      If anyone will be there it would be great to meet up either for a dinner or afternoon or to travel by bus between locations or even to spend a few days if we are in the same place at the same time.

      Hoping to meet you all.

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      Ecuador itinerary

      Ecuador Aug 22, 2015 at 1:25 PM

      Hello, I am visiting Ecuador for 3 weeks in mid October. I will be arriving in Quito on Oct 18th in the afternoon and then flying out from Quito on November 7th in the morning to and from Quito (UIO) airport. Is this airport the newer one that is an hour and a half from Quito? If so I will see if I can stay close to the airport on my final evening there since I leave early in the morning. Any suggestions?

      Here is what I would ideally like to see. I would like to spend a couple of days in Quito. I would also like to visit Otavalo and maybe Mindo (if I can fit it in) and also the avenue of the volcanoes. I would then like to make my way down to Cuenca and see Lake Quilatoa and Banos along the way.

      I would then have to make my way back from Cuenca up to Quito which I will do a few days before I leave. It was suggested that I fly back from Cuenca to Quito since it they are quite a distance apart. I was wondering if alternately I could stop on the way there at Quilatoa and then on the way back at Banos in order to cut down on bus times. I would then spend my last day or two in Quito before heading home.

      Would my itinerary be doable in 3 weeks or would I have to cut out some places. I would rather keep it so that I stay at least 3 or 4 nights in some places and maybe a couple of nights in the places along the way so that I am not running myself ragged. Can Otavalo be done as a day trip to and from Quito?

      Sorry for all the questions but your help would be appreciated. I am also doing as much reading and asking as I can to do my homework.

      Thank you.

    • Surfing lessons in Canoa in September?

      Ecuador Aug 14, 2015 at 5:59 PM

      I would love to take some surfing lessons but I read that September is not the best month for surfing – so what does it mean, is surfing impossible at all?
      Also, I read about “garua” – what kind of weather should we expect in September on the beaches (Canoa, Bahia, Puerto Lopez?)
      Thank you!

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      Getting around on Santa Cruz Island

      Galápagos Islands Aug 24, 2015 at 5:16 AM

      Our hotel is 20 minutes from the coast on Santa Cruz island. Is there car rental or taxi service available?

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      Private Transfer service from Quito´s Airport

      Quito Aug 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      I gonna arrive at Quito´s airport at 23:00 approximately the next week, I don want to take a taxi or a public bus, can someone advise me a private service to contact them? reliable guys please...

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      Flying in and out of Ecuador

      Ecuador Aug 15, 2015 at 6:01 PM

      Hello, I am in the planning stages of my 3 week trip to Ecuador in October and would like to possibly visit Quito and then make my way down to Cuenca stopping off at a place or two on the way. I was originally going to do a round trip and fly in and out of Quito which means that I would have to make my way back from Cuenca either by bus or by plane. Now I am wondering if it might be easier for me to fly home from Guyaquil. I have heard it is not that nice a city but I don't mind staying there one night on my last night. Would it be closer from Cuenca to go to Guyaquil rather than go back up to Quito?

    • Reserve travel in advance or book on the spot?

      Ecuador Aug 13, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      we are travelling in September for 2 weeks, thinking of Quito – Cuenca - Puerto Lopez (Isla de la Plata) – Bahia/ Canoa – Quito.

      Question 1: Regarding the accommodations and travels for local buses or flights, do we need to book everything in advance, or can we do it on the spot? It would be nice to be flexible and stay a few extra days in one place if we like it. (I speak Spanish fluently – this must help…)

      Question 2: Overnight bus Canoa – Quito: has anybody taken it? how safe is it?

      May thanks!

    • Changing dates with TAME

      Ecuador Aug 11, 2015 at 6:17 PM

      So I am here in Ecuador now because I am using a Round-Trip Flight. I got here from JFK airport in june 27th and i will be heading there in august 27th. i want to change of heading to JFK but I don't know the fees neither if it is possible, please help. Thank you.

    • Montanita bus stop.

      by Greydudes Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 8:03 AM

      I would be traveling to Puerto Lopez from Salinas by bus, in two weeks. Would like to make a stop for a night or two at the Hurvinek Hotel in Montanita. Wondering if the Bus running from Salinas to Puerto Lopez stop in Montanita? How far Is the Hotel from bus stop. Thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2014 at 9:42 AM
    • Car Rental

      by rqoodworth52 Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      Does anyone know if you can rent a car in Montanita?

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM
    • rain in montanita

      by Belliv Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      I don't like rain but seems there's quite a bit there. what's best time of year for little rain?

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM
    • How do you come from Montanita to Quito

      by Ullajepsen Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      How do you come from Montanita to Quito.
      My daughter was robbed in a bus and now she needs to go to Quito to reach the Danisk consulate.

      1 Answer Nov 1, 2013 at 8:21 PM
    • How to get to Banos?

      by kimbersf Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Hi all! I'll be spending a week in Montanita in late January and would like to then go to Banos. Is there a way to fly? My friends and I don't want to take the bus, but if flying isn't an option (or doesn't make sense), we would like to hire a driver. Does anyone know which option is better and how to arrange it?
      Thanks so much!

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM
    • Traveling while on a prescription

      by jillyill Online Now Feb 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

      I'm going to be traveling from the US to Montanita. I'm planning on being there for 6 months. I am currently on a prescription that I need to take every day. How do you obtain drugs in Ecuador?

      2 Answers Mar 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM
    • bus!

      by joanie22 Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 11:35 AM

      And when pass the bus from montanita to guayaquil??? tk's

      1 Answer Oct 24, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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      Buying a surfboard

      by Muza Online Now Oct 24, 2007 at 7:07 PM

      I would like to buy a surboard in Monanita, to avoid travelling beforehand with one. I know that they make Balsawood boards in Ecuador, but I need a shortboard, so am after the fiberglass or epoxy/tuflite type. Does anyone know if there are any shapers in Monanita or second-hand boards to purchase? And will I be getting totally ripped off by buying one there?

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2007 at 7:25 PM
    • Surf Rentals and Hostel price

      by sk8crazy_12 Online Now Sep 23, 2007 at 6:46 PM

      Hey just curious how much it costs to rent surfboards in montanita? Also what is the average price for a double room in the hostels throughout the town?

      6 Answers Oct 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM
    • accomodation

      by dentisto Online Now Jan 22, 2007 at 11:50 AM

      for quiet clean accomodation in Montanita with hot water. Preferably a cabana. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. dentisto

      3 Answers Mar 10, 2007 at 3:34 PM
    • Moving to Montanita

      by surfer-girl Online Now Oct 19, 2006 at 9:30 AM

      Hi All!

      I am planning to move to Montanitas for about half a year so I am looking for any information anyone can give me! What should I expect to pay for a small apartment or place to live per month? (The cheaper the better) Eating costs? How is the nitelife? Prices? Saftey? etc. Is the water warm? Beaches clean? How is the weather from jan-june?

      Any tips you may have would be wicked!!!
      Thank You!!

      1 Answer Oct 29, 2006 at 11:42 AM
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      Full Moon Party in July

      by Ecuador_in_july Online Now Apr 22, 2006 at 2:19 PM

      Does anyone know when the Full Moon party will take place in July in Montanita? The full moon lands on July 10th, which is a monday. I heard the party is usually on a weekend, would it be the weekend before July 10 or the weekend after?

      much appreciated!!

      2 Answers Apr 26, 2006 at 9:42 AM