While Ecuador is a comparatively tiny nation in South America there is so much I have not seen and I did not venture out to the coast the last time I was in the country. With two months to travel I was certain I needed some beach time. I did not want to visit the popular dirty backpacker spot of Montanita after visiting its Peruvian equivalent in Mancora but many locals recommended Canoa.
At first it was going to be a quiet visit but then Michael from Go See Write offered to meet up on his way to Peru, and Kim from Go Galavanting offered after her trip to the Quilatoa loop and finally one of Michael’s friends, oddly enough without a travel blog, also decided to come.
I would have friends.
A novelty for sure as I am often alone but I was really looking forward to being with others for a change. We are spending a week here and it’s been really nice to have people to eat lunch with go to the beach and trying to balance nightly cocktails with yoga in the morning.
And Canoa is nice. It is much quieter than most beach towns I have been in. Fisherman arrive in the morning to sell fish, then some head out at 12pm for 8 hours to get shrimp. Most people are very friendly and helpful.
It’s going to be a good week.