Aguas Verdes Border Crossing & the City of Guayaquil

I’d heard a lot of horror stories when it came to crossing the border from Peru into Ecuador. Aguas Verdes, the coastal crossing on the Panamerican highway, once had a reputation for being the worst border crossing in South America. A lot of work has been done to clean things up and it appeared safe. … More Aguas Verdes Border Crossing & the City of Guayaquil

Beaches, Islands, and Tropical Forest in Machalilla National Park

Welcome to Ecuador! We arrived in Ecuador with nothing planned and having done little research. After the disappointment that was Máncora, I was desperate for some good beach time. We hurried onto the next available bus out of Máncora going to Guayaquil, meanwhile researching the best coastal areas of Ecuador. It wasn’t long before I found Machalilla … More Beaches, Islands, and Tropical Forest in Machalilla National Park