Montanita Travel Blog› entry 5 of 9 › view all entries
We catch local bus an hour and a half down the road to Montanitia, Very Hippy Ville, seems like a mini Koh San road. We spent 3 nights here, again taking it very easy, frisbee on the beach, watching surfers, reading, afternoon snoozes and eating our daily fix of mixed seafood Ceviche from food stalls (Best cevich yet.)
On the sunday we made a move to Canoa, have heard the weather is more reliable further up North and that Canoa is more relaxed the Montanita. (Ecuadorian coast seems to be bathed in a coastal fog, so not much sun this time of year, still V hot though), We catch 3 buses passing loads of locals villages and towns, everyone kicking back on a sunday, cooking up street BBQ´s and swinging in Hammocks. Arrive to Bahia on last bus, then have to catch a panga across the river to San Vincente, then a taxi to Canoa, arrive after 7 hours, its getting dark, but already seems like our kinda beach, Much wider, no rubbish and lots of Madagascan Travelling Palms.
Check into Bamboo Hotel, get a nice little cotttage sea view and Balcony, We will probably spend 3 or 4 days here before Quito.