Hotel Vistalmar

Calle M1 y Av. 24, Manta, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Manta

Otavalo Markets and Lake Cotacachi

A travel blog entry by katyflo


... forget free range and fairness to animals. First things I see? Pigs being walked like dogs, and people carrying chickens 2 at a time like they would a carrier bag, by the feet.

Walking through the market you have to squeeze past people carrying bags of what you only assume are chickens or other poultry. Sometimes it wasn't even a bag, it could have been a laundry basket or whatever else they could find to bring to carry ...

The Great Andes Mountain Culture

A travel blog entry by 2014galapagos


... short stop in a province famous for bizcocho, a buttery pastry served with caramel sauce. He bought us all these pastries as a gift, and also purchased individual roses for each of our female travelers. These roses are one of the main exports of Ecuador, along with chocolate, coffee, and bananas.

We finally arrived at the market after a two and a half hour drive. The market was a large concrete pad, where booths are set up creating ...

Tuna Capital of the World

A travel blog entry by lottyh


... I replied while hugging
my Ecuadorian friend. Next, I hugged her two boys, Yawirick aged 10
years old, and Israel who is six years old. Behind them was Jaime,
my friend's husband. We hugged each other like long lost family.
Four years had lapsed since we last saw each other. The kids had
grown taller and at first glance looked more handsome.

My friend Claudia was wearing the
traditional embroidered white blouse, with matching colorful ...

23. "Dame tu mano!"

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

... which she has worn ever since. We had really cheap Almuerzo for $1.75 which made us feel a lot better and went home via a beer deposito where I asked "do you sell beer?". It seemed a more sensible question at the time. Beer is not as cheap as I expected- around 80p for 600ml. Otavalo is surrounded by mountains and huge volcanoes and the landscape is quite arid, dusty and rocky. Despite this, there is still quite a variety of ...

An important little town you never heard of

A travel blog entry by adpoor


Manta, one of two ports in Ecuador, has a population of only 225,000. The big boys in town are Star Kist and Bumble Bee, responsible for the huge trawlers with gigantic nets. But even the little guys fish for tuna. Our excursion started with a visit to the fish market where fishermen were delighted to show their catches of fine ...


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