Private cloudforest reserves
The most accessible and comfortable places to experience a cloudforest – a misty, half-lit universe of tangled vines, creepers, mosses, orchids, fluorescent butterflies and endemic birds.
This quiet village, set in steep, forested hills, has long been a favourite of birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
Cocktails in Atacames
Every night at this seaside resort ends with a tipple or two, usually made from fresh fruit juices and fortified with a healthy slug of rum.
Holing up in a secluded retreat with its own deserted beach is a great way to recharge your batteries and escape the crowds.
Surfing at Canoa
Powerful breakers relentlessly pound this fantastic stretch of beach, a prime spot for surfing and a superb place to unwind.
Bahía de Caráquez
Self-proclaimed “eco-city” of white condos rising from a slender peninsula, and the cleanest and greenest resort town on the coast.