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Beginning of the Ruta del sol: Playas, Salinas, Montanita

Coming back to my dear loved Ocean

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Hi there everyone,

I am making this entry from a place I am staying in a town I truly love. (Yes, I love both the town and the place). The town is Montanita, I have already been there two nights, I plan on staying until Monday Morning. The place I am staying is Hotel Casa del Sol, it is a truly amazing place between the yoga studio, food and its fantastic atmosphere. For more photos and info about the place you can found some here (website is still under construction though). I stayed here in May and I am back here again, I just wanted to let anyone travelling in Ecuador that this is the place to stay in this town, I promise you could only regret staying at another place but not staying at this one.

Now let me share how amazing my last week has been:

Last week end, I was able to go to Guayaquil and was welcomed by the family of a friend, I had met at the Inigemm office. They were kind enough to take me to their house in Playas on Saturday, where I was able to go into the Ocean for the first time in a while. On Sunday, we did some more driving around and I was lucky enough to go for more swims (Yeah, I know I just love it). We headed to their home in Guayaquil on Sunday evening. On Monday, I resourced myself by getting some essential done (Laundry and what not... which was needed after two weeks without doing any). In the evening, I made the first dinner of my time here. I made some pasta with a homemade Tomato sauce of my creation for the family who were so kind to me. I think I did not cook too bad given there was not much left the following day.

On tuesday Morning, I headed out to Salinas with the hope of seeing a bit of the peninsula. I only stayed for one night, but I met some locals there who were able to show me around the beautiful peninsula and take me to the point that is the further West of Ecuador and that had some spectacular views of the Pacific.

I made it to Montanita in the afternoon of wednesday, where I am once again here after a week in May. I am truely loving the place during the low season, it is very different than when I was here during the high season. I love being here again, the changes done in the hotel are amazing since the last time I was here as well. Yesterday, I was able to meet with Josee again who had been travelling on her own to other directions. Today the swell was so big, I could not believe it. I am like almost of afraid of entering the ocean but hopefully there is still smaller waves close by that are friendly.

Anyway, I guess this it for the short entry on my life, I hope to be heading more north on Monday. I hope to make it to Bahia de Caraquez or Canoa in the evening.

Also sorry for not posting any photos but their is a ton on Facebook but you already know that if you found this link.

Until next time, cheers to you all,

Love Martin

Posted by martinmorlot 20:51 Archived in Ecuador Tagged montanita ruta_del_sol guayas

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