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Ecuador

Curious what backpackers do in Ecuador? Discover travel destinations all over the world of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.
  • Made a pit stop in Otavalo a town best known for its market with all sorts of artisan crafts for sale. Honestly after having been to lots of other markets in Ecuador it wasn't terribly special but still nice. I spent the night there and the next day went hiking with some others from the hostel around Laguna Cuicocha.

    The Lake itself sits in the imploded cauldron of an old volcano and has two islands in the middle that look apparently like Guinea Pigs hence the name "Cui" meaning Guinea pig.Read more

  • Nachdem wir wegen zwei Bier und einer chillung den Bus von der isla baltra nach Santa Cruz verpasst haben...sind wir im staff-Bus glücklich zur Fähre gekommen...im Hostel angekommen wieder mega surprised worden weil das Zimmer sowie das Hostel echt Nice sind...geile Terrasse mit Blick auf den Hafen von Puerto ayora...
    Beste Szene am Flughafen...heikmon mit der Attacke fallobst...man was haben wir gefeiert...
    Der Fischmarkt mit der Robbe Helena auch ein absolutes Highlight!!!
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  • Nach einem zweistündigen Aufenthalt in Quito welcher nicht eingeplant war endlich angekommen...
    Und wieder musste ich durch eine zusätzliche Kontrolle 😅was da los???🙈
    Der malecon ist absolut sehenswert...genau wie der parque de las iguanas...
    irgendwie war der eine Tag zu wenig...

  • Nach einem guten und stärkenden desayuno mit Blick vom Balkon auf den Hafen von Puerto ayora ging es zuerst zum playa de los alemanes...das erste mal planschen😅...anschließend weiter zur las grietas...vergleichbar mit einem gefluteten canyon...danach gab es lunch...mit herausragendem Blick...
    Dann die Fahrrad-Tour meines lebens🙈nicht mal die Hälfte geschafft und weiter mit dem Taxi 😅zur Reserva de tortugas gigantes😍
    Fazit...jedes Event/Erlebnis war besser als das vorhergehende...und immer einzigartig...unbezahlbar diese eindrücke👌🏻
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  • Die nächsten 4 Tage verbringen wir hier. Die Altstadt haben wir heute mit einer, vom Hostel angebotenen, Walking-Tour erkundet - bei nicht enden wollendem Regen! Ein Mittagessen nahmen wir für 2$ pro Person in der hiesigen Markthalle zu uns - sehr zu empfehlen. Danach kauften wir für wenig Geld noch super frische Früchte und entspannten uns dann im Hostel. Morgen früh geht es auf den Kunsthandwerksmarkt nach Otavalo- im strömenden Regen versteht sich..Read more

  • Ganz ehrlich...die gechillteste robbe riii hat ihren eigenen footprint wohl mehr als verdient...
    Und was macht eigentlich der ROCHEN im hafenbecken😅

  • Finally relaxing. 2 weeks of travel and only once did we stay in one place for more than 1 night. We will stay in Montinita till Thursday/Friday.
    Spanish school starts tomorrow with 4hrs a day. This place is magical. Probably a south American version of Bali. It's meant to have good surf but while I have been surfing it hasn't been world class. Did a walk through the rockpools enjoyed an amazing sunset and partied to some awesome reggae hip-hop/salsa bands. Drinking is very cheap and encouraged.Read more

  • Woke up at North Seymour island. It was an early start as some members of the cruise had flights to catch.
    The island has loads of birds and actually some waves.
    We saw Frigates which have an amazing red pouch that they inflate to attract females. We also saw Blue footed booby's which showed us their mating dance and caught sticks that we tossed in the air. We are told that this is how juveniles learn to fish.

    It was another amazing place and once again I was blown away by the wildlife and how unafraid they are of humans.

    We wrapped up the cruise and caught another boat to san cristobal island. This island has surf 🤘😎
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  • San Cristobal is an awesome island if you are a surfer. It's also a great place as it seems to be the upmarket island where everything is a little newer and obviously a little bit more expensive. (We did it pretty cheap)
    When we arrived the surf was a little small so after 1 day we went to Kicker rock where I dived and Holly snorkeled. I was very excited to see a hammer head shark along with loads of white tip reef sharks, Galapogus sharks, turtles and tons of fish.
    The last couple of days i have been surfing. The two spots include Cannons, a left hander on a navy base thats dangerously close to rocks and punta Carola a world class right point. Both waves are easy to access. Cannons had howling offshore while Carola was a little sideshore but up the face. I did score Carola with light winds by myself at 3+ feet which was magical.
    Surfing with so much wildlife around is weird. I had a sealion bite my leash and often mistook the turtles and sealions for rocks or sharks.
    The crowds were very minimal and waves were quality. All photos are from the small day before the swell picked up.
    It's been an amazing place and we can't wait to see Peru.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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