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Off Season in Montanita--Not Hardly!

This is supposed to the cool, dry season at the Coast, but this year, we are seeing a little more rain, and a lot more warmth.  On the last two off seasons, visitors were few, even on Saturday night, but this year, it's a good night, every-night!

Here's a couple of shots taken from our table at the Casa Blanca...


As you can see, the streets are now paved with pavers...no more mud--goooooood!  And there are new street lights on the main drags...thus the more yellow tone of the photos...

 Coquita wasn't sure that she wanted a shaggier version of herself at the adjoining table...


The dish I have lately, is a fried rice plate including lots of vegetables, and then added is a full chicken breast, covered with onions and green peppers--basically two different dishes combined, for only a buck and a half extra...yummy!



With the new streets and lights, Montanita is beginning to feel a little like visiting Carmel, New Orleans, and some parts of Disneyland, all rolled into one.  And, it is a real favorite with the Ecuadoreans--who far outnumber Gringos and/or surfers...

A little note:  for those of you who know our friend Romero, he is about three weeks away from opening the most modern and all inclusive gas station on the Coast--and it's just down the road from us!  He told us last night that he is wading through all the red tape it takes to get that last permit to pour thousands of gallons of gas and diesel into those brand new tanks.  Then we all go to the Grand Opening, just before his son Daniel goes back to school.


Posted on Sun, August 8, 2010 at 02:43AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

Can one travel from Guyaquill to Montanita by taxi at reasonable cost. If not, is there bus service?

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat Radcliff

Hi Pat...thanks for writing...

A taxi would be a ton of money. The first class bus is under five bucks. I believe that C. Libertad Peninsula has a thru bus to Montanita that leaves Guayaquil about 1 or 2 pm.

Good Luck,

Bob &

August 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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