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Recent Ecuador reviews

  • STOP! LOOK NO MORE! YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR GALAPAGOS VACATION HOME!

    "My wife and I and our two boys, aged 12 and 10 recently spent 6 nights at LA Casa Di Furio and it was simply fantastic! Furio is a wonderful host and is willing to help you organize any of your activities on Santa Cruz or for day trips to the other islands. He had everything organized for us when we arrived. Furio will cook for you if you wish or he will allow you complete privacy if that is your desire. We can only echo what so many other reviewers have said- he is a fantastic chef!! His kitchen/greatroom area downstairs opens to the patio, pool, and little beach area and provides the perfect place to gather in the evenings to cook, sip a glass of wine, and watch the kids play in the pool. His super friendly dog Tornado will be close by taking part n the fun as well. Our boys woke up early every morning to see the sea lions and Iguana's out on the boat dock in front. The bedrooms upstairs are clean and spacious and I especially liked the wide porch overlooking the bay. Furio also has William his driver and Esther his housekeeper available for your needs and Esther will also do your laundry for a small fee if you wish. We have stayed in VRBOs all over the world and our experience at La Casa Di Furio was one of the very best! Thanks Furio my friend. We will be back!"
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Close to everything but away from it all

    "La Casa de Curia is the absolute perfect homebase for exploring a bit of Ecuador's Ruta del Spondylus. The house is very comfortable and was ideal for our group of 5 (although it could easily accommodate more). It's location high on a hill allows you to take advantage of the refreshing ocean breezes, while being close enough to the beach to hear the crashing waves. And with access to a private and nearly deserted beach just a short walk down the hill, you might not want to leave the property at all. Once you do get motivated to leave, there is much to do and see within a short drive. Montañita's party scene - if that's your thing - is an easy (and cheap) cab ride away. Personally, we preferred the more peaceful vibe on the beach in Olón, where a row of beachfront restaurants serve up delicious fresh seafood and cold beers at unbelievably affordable prices. Don't miss the ceviche de ostra sold from the little cart - it seriously doesn't get any fresher. One of the highlights of the trip was watching local fisherman pull up their catch on the beach while the enormous frigates and pelicans swooped and dove to get their fill of fish. Amazing! But much more amazing than the house and it's incredible location are the people you will meet at Casa de Curia. Don Julio was incredibly helpful to us and I am so glad to have met him. He truly went above and beyond for us, especially when my daughter had a little surfing accident and split her lip. I was so worried that she might need stitches, but Don Julio knew just who to call (it seems he knows everyone and everyone knows him) and she got treatment within half an hour. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness. I would simply add that you can book this house with confidence, knowing that you will be in excellent hands during your stay. We will definitely be back. Thank you Bernardo and Don Julio."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • Excellent

    "Absolutely perfect Views / spacious / safe / location"
    Guest: David Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • great family vacation

    "We stayed at Vicky's house for 5 nights and were very comfortable. Pool was great and our 11 yo son enjoyed it very much. The owner also has table tennis next to the pool. House has washer and dryer, as well as dishwasher. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Natalia J. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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Ecuador Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Ecuador Vacation Rentals

Ecuador has three distinct climates, depending on where you are in the country. Summer runs from November through March and winter in from June to September. The coast has a milder tropical climate and can be visited year-round. In the summer months, you can experience higher levels of humidity and some rain. The jungle areas are typically tropical with high levels of humidity at all times of the year. The summer seasons are particularly wet and sometimes make traveling difficult. Most people visit the jungle areas between April and September. The highlands are popular trekking destinations, and the ideal season to explore this area is in the cooler, drier winter months. Many people visit Ecuador to experience the colorful festivals. Highlights in the calendar are Christmas and Easter as well as Independence Day which is celebrated in July.

Most Popular Ecuador Travel Destinations

Quito is a fascinating city and home to a variety of interesting museums. You can browse exhibits of fine art, archeological finds, ancient cultures and Ecuadorian history. It is a popular destination for those interested in ancient history and culture as well as colonial architecture. The city has a vibrant atmosphere, and shopping at the many markets and shops is a delight.

The jungles of Ecuador are a popular destination for not only outdoor adventurers but also those with a historical and cultural interest. There are many relics of earlier times which include ancient ruins and villages. Trekking in the jungle is a wonderful nature experience. There are many species of birds, mammals and reptiles that are unique to Ecuador. In some areas, you can experience life in the treetops by going on a canopy zip line tour which takes you from platform to platform high above the jungle floor.

The Ecuadorian Andes are paradise for outdoor adventurers. There are numerous trekking and mountain biking routes and local outfitters that offer guided tours. Mountain streams and rivers provide excellent kayaking. Most travelers choose to combine a variety of activities so they can make the most of their visit to Ecuador.

The Galapagos Islands are a unique group of islands located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador. Well known for their pristine coral reefs and marine iguanas, they are a must-see for any adventurous traveler.

Types of Ecuador Accommodation Options Available

Ecuador has a wide range of accommodation options available, catering to all levels of budget. Typically, staying in a vacation home is a more affordable way to stay in Ecuador and you can stretch your travel budget by hiring a larger villa and inviting some friends along. The homes range from stylish inner-city apartments to spacious beach haciendas. Regardless of size, most are comfortably furnished with living and dining areas, and well-equipped kitchens. For those villas located in more rural beachfront settings, many have beautiful gardens or outdoor decks where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Traveling to Quito Vacation Rentals in Ecuador

There are three international airports on mainland Ecuador and one on the Galapagos Islands. Depending on where in Ecuador you will be staying, you can choose your gateway accordingly. The primary airport is in the capital city of Quito and known as the Mariscal Sucre Airport. The airports in Ecuador host more than 20 regional and international airlines. There are regularly scheduled commercial flights on most North American airlines and several major European airlines.

Taxis are the easiest and most convenient way to get from the airports to your destination. Car rentals are available but traffic can often be chaotic. There are well-equipped local tour operators and transport companies that offer private point-to-point transfers in Ecuador. This is a good option if you are traveling with your family or a group of friends.

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