Ecuador travel Archive

Legendary Quito Restaurant Nuema Moves Into Illa Experience Hotel

If you ask a local to name the best restaurant in almost any big city, you’re liable to get a lot of different answers. In Quito, however, the one often topping the list has been Nuema, run by chef Alejandro Chamorro. You won’t find many people in Ecuador’s kitchens with the kind of pedigree he [&hellip

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The Revamped Galapagos Sea Star Journey Ship Sails With More Style

The Galapagos Sea Star from Latin Trails was a fine ship before its recent renovations: in the World Travel Awards it scored as “South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise.” They took things up a notch recently though and now this vessel from one of the area’s most respected companies is ready to take on passengers looking [&hellip

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Ecuador Has a Mainland Too You Know…

I’m guessing that if you ask 100 people if they want to go to Ecuador at some point in their life, most will shrug and say no or maybe. If you ask them if they’d like to visit the Galapagos Islands, however, their ears will perk up and you’ll get a more positive response. It’s [&hellip

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8 Latin AmericanTravel Destinations Where It’s Always Warm

As I write this there are ice storms blanketing the midwest USA and some parts of the Rockies have gotten a meter of snow. An NFL football championship game this past weekend had to be moved back to allow times to clear the roads. If you’re feeling down from the cold and gray and dreaming [&hellip

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The Best Hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We’ve long had reviews of the two best upscale hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was time for an update though as both have gone through some renovations, plus there’s a third one on the way that’s going to be the clear top luxury choice when it opens in early 2017. Guayaquil is kind of a [&hellip

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Feel the Colonial Past at Santa Lucia Hotel in Cuenca

For most of our time since kicking things off nearly a decade ago, we’ve only had one hotel featured for Cuenca, Ecuador. For most of that time the city was a magnet for expatriates on a budget, but wasn’t drawing enough high-end tourists to support several luxury hotels. As the number of visitors keeps picking up [&hellip

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