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Recent Ecuador reviews

  • Beautiful place to stay in Quuito

    "My wife and I stayed in this beautiful condo for two and a half months and I would say we really enjoyed how comfortable and well kept it is. The main features in this property are all the space available as well as all the accessories in the bedrooms and the kitchen to allow us to have a normal like home stay. The central location is ideal to find everything at a walking distance, including grocery stores and restaurants. Quito is a busy city and traffic in the area can be noisy, specially at night or early mornings, but this is something we got used to."
    Guest: Rene M. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Great apartment

    "The location is great, about two blocks from the historic city center. Nice apartment in a safe location. Ken's walking tour helped with orientation. He also arranged a day tour with a guide he knew. You can't go wrong with this apartment."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • Huge House and Beautiful Views! A Must-See!

    "This was my fiance and I's first trip to Ecuador and I cannot fully describe how great of a stay we had. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, Kim and Bruce made us feel welcomed and at home. We stayed for 9 days and had a wonderful time and made wonderful, lasting memories. First, our room was amazing! The owners have literally thought of everything! From the built in desk to the super comfortable bed, the accommodations were great! Our room had a set of double doors that opened to the ocean, which was great for relaxing and listening to the ocean. The house was so big; my fiancé and I definitely had more than enough space. The property itself was very nice! The front of the house had a beautiful garden and the beach side of the house had the veranda, grass lawn, and a coconut tree. We spent our days sightseeing in the nearby towns and cities. Some great places to see include: Montanita, Olon, San Vicente, and Puerto Lopez. Montanita is a very nice town with great restaurants and a happening nightlife. With Montanita being so close (about a 5 to 10 minute drive) we would grab breakfast there in the morning and then walk around and shop around the local street vendors and shops. We spent a day in Puerto Lopez, which was a very nice stop. We spent some time at the fish market (which is a sight to see!) and walking around the city. There are many cabanas situated right on the beach which was nice to relax at after walking around the city. Another great day was spent at the hot springs in San Vicente. We were treated to a dip in the hot springs, a mud bath massage, an aloe vera massage, and an aloe vera steam room. This was a great stop for relaxation and rejuvenation. During the time between our massages, we went out and sipped on coco helado. The sights we saw and the sunsets we watched made our trip great, but what made our trip amazing was Bruce and Kim. They really try to give back to the community, which was inspiring to see. We got to hand out presents to the community and then got to play with the children and their new toys. We then got to go with Bruce and Kim when they donated money to a local school to repair the school's roof. It's amazing to see not only how nice the owners are, but how much they give back to the local community and how willing they are to help. After our great experience renting this house and sightseeing along the coast, we've already booked our next trip for this time next year!"
    Guest: Miranda Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Family of 8,

    "Clean and spacious. the deck was so nice to sit on. Getting a taxi was easy. Beds were comfortable. Secure locked building. Close to restaurants."
    Guest: Devona M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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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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