Archivos de la categoría: Beaches

Solo Serenity

Off to Ecuador February 22, 2014 for a new adventure of new cultures and coastal sunsets. After 2 days in the heart of Quito, (Old Town) and just days before Carnival, I realized This is not the time to drop into Quito


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¿Qué tan seguros son las ciudades costeras?

(English) If you live in middle class North America or Europe, it is easy to become blasé about personal safety and petty theft. It’s not something you need to be concerned about. But in 3rd world Ecuador, you must be more vigilant or you’ll get burned.


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Puede Surf en Engles?

(English) If you’re sharing the waves with locals, why not learn a few common surf terms in Spanish? Knowing a little Spanish can go a long way. Isn’t it better to hang out with locals, rather than staying in your clique? Here are some terms you may find handy.


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Daily forecast of Ecuador UV Index

Your mommy always told you to avoid the midday sun, and she was right! See the daily UV Index forecast, and you can see why. At the beaches in Ecuador, the UV index at midday is four times the index at 9:00 am.


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Avoiding Sunburn on Ecuador Beaches

According to the Hyperion Report from the Ecuadorean Civilian Space Agency, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia receive the highest UV radiation on the planet. What can you do to avoid sunburn when you go to the beach in Ecuador?


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Rocks Walk and Sands Shift at Capaes!

When you buy a house at the beach, and then overnight the beach is overrun by rocks, it is a bit disconcerting. Are the rocks walking, or is the sand shifting? Or is it a bit of both?


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Who Cleans Salinas and Chipipe Beach?

Even in high season, the two main beaches in Salinas are usually spotless and the sea is clear of trash. How is this possible, when a few thousand beach-goers hit the beaches every weekend from January thru March?


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Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park is one of only three national parks and ecological reserves in Ecuador that is located along the coastline. This park comprises about 60,000 hectares, of which 20,000 is a marine preserve.


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The Search for a Beach View

Decent maps are hard to come by, so it is tough to get good information about individual neighborhoods and where they are in relation to the beaches. There is no Google Streetview, around here you know!


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Visit Cevicheland in Salinas, Ecuador

One of the most common dishes on the beach is ceviche, which you can get for a few dollars from virtually any restaurant as well as street peddlers with little carts. To sample all the different types, seek out a cevicheria and ask for exactly what you want.


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