We found that Banos was the high spot on our vist to Ecuador.
I loved staying in Mindo. It's perfect for a short jungle visit. Take the little gondola and hike to the waterfalls. It's beautiful.
Montañita is an incredible place and the beach at night is very crazy. You have to come and watch and feel for yourself.
Tourists need to avoid the district calle Amazona at night alone in Quito. There is a red light district that leads up to the bario Floresta in Quito.
Love the city. Full of life, friendly people and very cheap. The U.S. dollar goes a long way there. Been there with my wife to visit her family five times and was also married there. Make sure you visit the Malecon 2000, which is a large waterfront park located on the Guayas river in the downtown area. Lots of …