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    "Very nice house. I like it."
    Guest: Lulu Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Nice condo in Cotacachi

    "We enjoyed staying at the Primavera II condo for the months of Feb. and March. We had stayed at another condo there in the past so knew what to expect. We have visited Cotacachi a number of time and the condo is in a great location with easy access to shops, restaurants, banks. The condo is very well decorated with local artisan decor, quite large with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, the kitchen was well stock with utensils, etc. Also the washer/drier were great. Only negative, generally for the whole complex, is no patio or a place to sit outside in the lovely gardens. There was only a cement bench which is not too inviting for relaxation."
    Guest: Shirley W. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Perfect location w/ all the extras!

    "Just completed a one month stay here for the second year in a row. We love it. Ideal location, very spacious and comfortable condo with many, many extras. It's even equipped with a Bose Sound Dock for playing your IPod! If you've never before visited Cuenca check this place out! If it's not your first trip but you chose a "lesser" accommodation before, you'll appreciate this attractive condo all the more."
    Guest: Randy P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • It's True, Location, Location, Location

    "The condo is very comfortable, it is exactly as described. My favorite, was the area, I didn't feel unsafe at all, lots of condominium around, with a few more being built. Connected to the building is 3 restaurants, I only tried the burrito restaurant, which is more like a Chipotle place. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance. I'm a foodie and I found many places very good. If you go to the rooftop of the condo you can see the mall, it's about 5 blocks and offer designer stores. My favorite part of going to the mall, waffles and crepes! La Carolina Park is blocks away, which was fun to visit on Sunday, as everyone is there with family and it was fun to check out the food carts. The security guards downstairs at the condo, was great, if you need a cab, they would call and help you communicate with the driver. Cab from the condo to the historical area was less than $3.00. If you don't have time to go to Otavalo for the Saturday market, check out La Mariscal, cab about $2.00. And last, if you take the double decker tour bus, which was worth every penny, it's on the main road across from the mall, next to the park. Edgar, thank you for offering your condo and making it feel like home."
    Guest: NWGAL Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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Galapagos Islands Travel Tips

Getting to Galapagos Islands Vacation Rentals

To get to the Galapagos Islands, you need to fly via Quito on mainland Equador. There are North American carriers that operate flights several times a week, if not daily. There are a few flights that operate daily between Quito and the Galapagos Islands so you should be able to get a flight that connects with your incoming international flight. If not, you can stay overnight at an airport hotel in Quito and depart the following day to the Galapagos Islands. There are two airports in the Galapagos Islands; these are on the islands of San Cristobal and Baltra. Your flight will land at either one of these two airports, depending on your final destination. There is more than one airline operating domestic flights and you can hop between the islands with ease. Boat transfers can also be arranged to get you to your destination.

The Best Time of Year to Visit Galapagos Islands Oceanfront Houses

The Galapagos Islands have a year-round warm climate which means you can choose when to visit and still be confident that you’ll experience good weather. If you have particular interests such as diving or nature, there are certain times of year that are more ideal for your travel. Divers are recommended to visit in the cooler winter months which are from June to December. During this season, the southern trade winds fuel the cooler Humboldt Current which brings clear waters up to the islands. The coastal regions receive less rain and the sea conditions are generally calmer, providing more ideal diving conditions. During this time, you can also see humpback whales and a large variety of marine life that come to the islands for their breeding season. From December to May is considered the warm summer season. During this time, the warmer El Nino current dominates the shores, bringing frequent rain showers. The ocean temperatures are warmer, making it more ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The days can get very hot and humid.

Activities to Do at Galapagos Islands Holiday Lodging

The scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands is legendary. It is an area more suited to experienced divers for a number of reasons. The currents are frequently strong and the water temperatures can vary with depth and current. There are several boats that operate in the area and cruise from dive site to dive site. Some of the best dive sites are only accessible by charter. The Galapagos Islands are one of the few diving areas in the world where you can see large pelagic species close to shore. The shark diving is incredible and there are one or two spots known for their hammerhead sharks. You can also see the impressively large manta rays and swim among schools of angelfish.

Other adventures on the Galapagos Islands include kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. There are some operators that offer a delightful combination of all these activities in one tour. For hiking, you can wander along lava trails and view the island’s incredible birdlife. Boat tours offer scenic cruises on the coastline so you can see sea lions, iguanas and other marine creatures lazing on the shore.

Nature Lovers Will Enjoy Staying at Ecuador Vacation Rentals on the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a rare treasure chest of natural wonders. The unique wildlife, richly diverse landscapes and vegetation all make for a fascinating destination to visit. Nature lovers can explore the islands on foot or with the guidance of a professional tour guide. Be sure to take along your cameras and binoculars to capture the sightings of these incredible creatures.

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