El Crater Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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At dinner the night before, our waiter was also the hotel attendant and arranged the tours, and helped us get a tour reserved at 9pm. I was impressed! After a lot of back and forth, we opted for a visit to Cotopaxi, Ecuador's tallest volcano and the second most active volcano in the world. We chose the tour that included a 3 hour horseback riding …
Since our flight wasn't until 1pm, we decided to visit Las Loberias, a popular beach outside of town. While I was expecting a more traditional beach, it turned out to just be a great area to continue to view the local wildlife. We were able to watch sea lions play in the sand, pelicans eat their breakfast, baby octopuses in the tidal ponds, iguanas …
... shirt. After a few drinks my colleagues forced me to and photographed me playing 'where's Wally' in the trees .... Yes, I get 'if the cap fits...' LOL) and if you look carefully to the left of the hotel tower in the pic you will see the statue of the Virgin (ref my on-off the bus day in Santiago) on the top of the hill.
I did then find a cafe open (not many being Sunday) and treated myself fit a double shot cappuccino (see pic - for those of you mad ones who continue ...
So - traditional Ecuador food at dinner - Kate had Guinea Pig - she got to pick one out - just like picking lobster- wood shavings were nice and clean- I stuck with the beef - but the soup was " beef leg" and it was full of what looked like cartilage - of course only speculating about that- but the wine was amazing! Adventure ...
... with her while Ellen was planning the trip. Ellen had made friends with a charming local chap on the bus who even gave her his number. He took us into the markets and showed us the most important part...the Banos (toilets). It cost me 15cents for those 3 squares of toilet paper but totally worth it after the lengthy bumpy bus ride where I drunk 1 litre of water too many. The best part about this market was haggling. I haggled with a 7 year old to get a shot glass for $2 ...