Monday, September 13, 2010

We´re at the Beach!

After a five and a half hour drive from Cuenca, we arrived at the beach city of Montanita. Montanita is known for being one of the two surfing meccas in Ecuador. Our drive took us through the Cajas National Park, which is part of the Andes at 12,000 feet at the peak. The scenery was magnificant (sorry no pictures) as we viewed waterfalls, lakes, and high-mountain scenery. We´ll have pictures on the trip home.

We´re blogging from an Internet Cafe as there is no internet in our hotel room; therefore our blogging will not be as often on this trip or as complete as we would like.

Our plans are to stay a week in this area and then to go onto to Salinas which is a beach city about 20 miles south and resembles a miniature Miami Beach, compared to Montanita which reminds us of surf city without the tourist attactions. (Think Southern California beaches in the 40´s!)

One thing missing so far is that the sun isn´t shining, but it is still winter here until December, then things change.


  1. Sorry the weather isn't cooperating. I guess if you go in the off season you see it at it's worst and you can decide if you like it anyway!

    I'll be looking forward to your take on Salinas.

    Jim M

  2. Sounds like a fun place. We are waiting for you two back in Cuenca. ave a fun trip....Mick and Kathy

  3. I'm keeping your old neighbors up to date on your adventures...Linda and I will try to check out Salinas on TV Sept 21st.
    Fred (Phill)
    September 14, 2010

  4. Montanita is one of my favorite spots.. Hope your enjoying yourselves!