Ecuador the Coast

imageFrom a cold wintery Sweden to Playas, Ecuador. Such cultural change. South America! The majority of the time we stayed in Playas, once a quiet surf town, now a more crowded and a bit rough town. We were visiting a friend staying in Ecuador every winter. We rented a room in a private house with a pool, a cat and 3 dogs! I got the nickname Anita. The coast has a great tropical climate, warm ocean and gardens full of tropical fruits. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas1wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas6wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A5201wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1471wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A5191wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A6816Marnnie and her son. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A6810The girls got to practice their Spanish.wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas2ecuador2019 I06A4974Skip at Balsa Flite. He has an awesome house with his surfboard workshop. In love with this house!wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A4930 wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas4wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas3wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A6636Betty on the surf board. Instructed by our friends Soultree Surf and Karma Ecuador.wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A6611bwagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas5wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A2516.jpgwagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1268wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1611wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas7Great seafood in Playas and the best ice cream!! The ice cream place with safety bars… wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1859A day trip with the local bus to Puerto del Morro. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1826wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1814wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1630wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1671wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1743bA boat trip to see fresh water dolphins and birdlife. Forgot the mosquito repellent so the birdwatching didn’t go as planned, but we saw some dolphins! Entered the bird island and got covered with mosquitos in no time, we had to run back to the boat. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1767wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1794wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1820wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1824wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1882wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1881wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A6772The girls got a manicure!wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A6786wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A5002wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A5159wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1380wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1373wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1289wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A5037wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A2285wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A2580wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A2621wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1910On our way to Engabao, Paradise Beach.wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1906wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1907wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1915wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A1940Beautiful beach. Strong wavs. Delicious sea food. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A2075wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_playas_ecuador2019 I06A2227wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A6109wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A6067wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A5280A couple of days in Curia beach. Small village north of Olon and busy Montanita. A fantastic beach. No crowd. The village is very small with no real restaurants or supermarkets. Very friendly and secure. Quiet and peaceful.wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A5317wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia1wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia8wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A6441wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A6330wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia2wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia3We stayed at Hostal la Casa de Maru, a small clean hostel close to the beach. Our friend had some friends staying there. A fun Californian surf couple. Had some really relaxing days with sun, beach and great company. Maru in front of her red house. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia6wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A6241wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia4wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia5wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia7wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_curia_ecuador2019 I06A6233Olon, a beach town just south of Curia. Quiet place but with stores and restaurants. Relaxed feeling. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_olon1wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_olon2Had the best fish soup at this beach restaurant. wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_olon3wagtailgirls_annakern_ecuador_olon4A huge thank you Jesse for showing us Ecuador. We had such a great time!! Many places to explore on the Ecuadorian coast. We just visited a few. Next time many more!

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