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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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      Visiting Ecuador

      Ecuador Apr 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      I am thinking of visiting Ecuador around October/November of this year. I am hoping to take 3 weeks in total and would like to visit Quito, Banos, Cuenca and some other places. I don't think I will go to the Galapagos as much as I would love to because of the high costs involved in going. Is this time frame enough to visit Ecuador. Would I be able to perhaps also take in Columbia or Peru or is it better just to stick with Ecuador. I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Thanks.

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    • Best time of year.

      by phil85207 Online Now Apr 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      What the best time of year to see the area, would like to do some cycling while there. Thanks.

    • Hosteria Izhcayluma

      by davidsson.christer Online Now May 26, 2008 at 2:32 PM

      Seems like this place been getting some awesome reviews and I really wanna try it. Is it hard to get a room at this place? Is it usually over-booked? I'm going there in the beginning of october, 2008. If anyone knows, please post a reply.

      /Christer

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2008 at 8:18 PM
    • Vilcabamba

      by rdsandusky Online Now Dec 2, 2007 at 9:27 AM

      1) Are yellow fever vaccinations recommended for visiting Vilcabamba ?
      2) Is Vilcabamba "child friendly" ?

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2008 at 11:03 AM
    • Vilcabamba Information Sought From a Local

      by JohnGolden Online Now Oct 18, 2007 at 6:49 PM

      Seeking contact for informational purposes only with a Vilcabamba Ecuador english speaking local or someone who has spent time in Vilcabamba.

      Please e-mail your external e-mail address if possible.

      Thanks Much,

      John

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      GSM cell phone service

      by billsparadigm Online Now Apr 24, 2007 at 10:52 AM

      Is GSM cell phone service available in Vilcabambe? Should I purchase a dual, tri or quad band phone and service in the US? If so, what is the cost and who is the best service provider? Which GSM frequencies are used 850, 900, 1800 or 1900?
      My wife and I are planning a trip to Cuenca, Ecuador in early June and want to visit Vilcabamba. Our goal is to relocate from Tennessee, USA to Ecuador by the end of 2007. Vilcabamba has the most appeal to us for its low cost of living and hopefully low crime rate as compared to the bigger cities. My wife is 61 and I am 71 and drawing Social Security. My wife will be receiving SS benefits in early 2008. We have many questions about life in Ecuador which will be mostly answered when get there in June. We would very much like to meet expats living in Vilcabamba when we arrive. Any information on relocating and living in Vilcabamba or Ecuador in general is much appreciated.
      Bill & Christa

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2007 at 2:21 PM