Travel Blogs from Guayaquil
The bus arrived at 08:30 late because of an extra hour at customs, the Peru side was going really slow. One guy from our bus, managed to get himself behind two other buses. In the end the bus driver, pulled him out and took him to the counter.
After a small nap at the hotel, it's time to go sightseeing.
First stop the waterfront, it was developed ...
... started very early on Wednesday morning, flying to Baltra on Santa Cruz. Cabin 6 on Coral 1 is our home for the next 5 days, cozy but good. There was no mucking around, we hit the high seas, and after lunch we zodiaced to a beach and went d For a lovely walk around a hill, seeing 100's of Sally Lightfoot crabs, some Marine iguanas, Galapogus tortoises. A swim after cooled us off nicely. Day 2 saw us up ...
... it was really interesting because it had lots of examples of zoomorphic pottery, incredibly well preserved considering that many of them are thousands of years old. All different types of animals were represented. I had seen examples of these before in Cuenca, Santa Elena and at the Municipal Museum in Guayaquil, but Mum had not seen anything like them before, so they were all new to ...
... went on a horseback tour of the rainforest. I say horseback - I rode a horse but they gave andy a tiny mule! In order to convince us of its strength they showed us a photo of an obese woman on his back! We went up and down the messiest and muddiest slopes I have ever seen - a rather extreme reintroduction to horse riding. We saw yet more monkeys, tarantulas and an eagle pick up a white capuchin monkey for lunch. We had two ...
... the rodeo entrance, so at least we had somewhere to stay the night. It was after dark by now. This hotel was the dodgiest I have ever entered - no sign to indicate it was a hotel, the stairs were in complete darkness, and although there was a light in the corridor between rooms, in the 'reception' area the guy was just sitting there in the gloom. He never asked for any ID, just got someone to show us a the only room available. The room could be locked from the inside, but ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Rizzo Guayaquil
No wifi, no change for large bills, no English in a hotel with international clients. If you want change to pay your bill they point you to the bank.
Great location, but understanding the client needs is poorly understood.
If you want wifi you need to go to the accounting office and share the desk with the accounting land, very nice but crowed and no privacy.
I can't open my pictures from all my friends,
Would I stay here again, yes even with the above issues it is near the water and some clubs the I enjoyed, read about one in my blog.
But understand the problems, and try to keep smiling.
Nautijesse's over all rating 2.
The rating system is based on 1-5 five being the best. I live in hotel almost 6 maybe 8 months out of the year, things I look for can be read in the blog Nautijesse;s hotel rating guild.
Keep searching and enjoy1day.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.