In late August, I had a free day in Guayaquil. A friend of mine, who came down to Guayaquil with me to help an American Football team start up, mentioned that a great museum to go to would be the Firefighter’s Museum. I had never been to a firefighter’s museum, so it sounded like, Read More
Built in the year for which it is named, the Malecon 2000 is a modern urban park that attracts hundreds of Guayaquileños each day. The word malecón means boardwalk or pier in English. Many coastal or river cities in Ecuador have a malecón. But when Guayaquil decided to extend the already existing Malecón Simon, Read More
After being awoken by massive shaking last night, today seems as a good a day as any to let the world know what is going on in “post” earthquake Ecuador. Last night’s 6.7 earthquake was close enough to the epicenter of last month’s 7.8 that it might be considered an aftershock. And though last, Read More
How many steps to the lighthouse in the Guayaquil do you think it takes to arrive to the top? After several visits to the largest city in Ecuador, I decided to find out.
It wouldn’t be wrong to expect a history park in Guayaquil to be all about the history of the region. Parque Histórico is home to many old properties typical of the port city the turn of the 19th century. But Parque Histórico has another side to it, one a little more inviting to families, Read More
Life comes down to three items – food, water, and shelter. And the best way for those living outside of Ecuador to get food, water, and shelter to people in need is to donate cash to organizations on the ground. For those living in Ecuador, cash is still king for organizations that have the, Read More
We have driven through the small town of San Miguel de los Bancos several times on our way to the coast. Never did we realize that just on the south side of town, hidden by the buildings along main street, is a huge river valley. It was only on our most recent visit to, Read More
The dry forests of coastal Ecuador are havens for birds. Unfortunately, they are few and far between because of extreme pressure from development. However, one vibrant dry forest has been protected within the boundaries of Machililla National Park, not far from Puerto Lopez.
Agua Blanca is a community of about 300 indigenous Ecuadorians that lies in the heart of the Machililla National Park in the coastal province of Manabí. Although many of its members farm to make a living, the community relies on tourism to provide an income and to prevent further loss of the remaining dry,, Read More
If you find yourself lucky enough to be touring coastal Ecuador near the town of Puerto Lopez, please take the time to visit the community of Agua Blanca. Even if you don’t want to visit the small museum or hike the local trails, a trip to the sulfur spring is well worth it, especially, Read More