After a great time spent in the Surf Town of Montañita, we left sunday evening on the Ruta del Sol (Basically the north/south route along the coast of Ecuador) headed north towards Puerto Lopez. The town is situated on a nice large half-moon bay and is a popular tourist destination in the high season of June through September where boats usher tourists 40 km out to sea to the Isla de la Plata to see killer whales.
We arrived in Montañita on Wednesday just after sunset, the ride was incredible along the coast. The bus drove through little sleepy finishing villages. Everyone seemed to beek cooking dinner outside on the road side and the smell was great! It was my first sunset over the Pacific Ocean and it was a moment I’ll never forget.
So techically they call this time of year invierno (winter) even though its what we would think of as summer. Hot, humid, a little rainy at times, very green, and plenty of South Americans from the cono sur on vacation.
We flew into Guayaquil a few days ago and stepped of the plane and immediately were soaked to the bone with sweat. Carrying huge packs on our back and front didnt help that situation either.