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Lodging, Travel in Bahia area and North

Aug

15

2011

My wife and I (age mid 50’s)are traveling to ecuador in late Oct. thru mid Nov. and are having a hard time finding a place to stay in the Bahia/Canoa area. Any suggestions? We are also looking for some assistance in exploring the area and looking at real estate in this area, any help would be appreciated. Would you recommend renting a car? Can you rent them in Bahia?

In: Ecuador Travel Asked By: [5 Grey Star Level]
Answer #1

I’d say SKIP Bahia and rent in Canoa! The stuff you’d find in Bahia is much higher priced than nearby Canoa.. And Canoa is far more beautiful for a short stay.

There are dozens of hotels to choose from once on the ground that will give discounts for longer stays.

Saludos, your friend, Dom

Answers Answered By: admin [879 Orange Star Level]
Answer #2

I would have to disagree with Admin on this one. I live in San Vicente, right across the bridge from Bahia and you can get short term rentals from $300 per month…not bad considering the area at all and I say…Bahia and San Vicente are 100% nicer than Canoa will ever hope to be, not to mention much safer. Of course everyone has their own experiences and opinions but Bahia/San Vicente and Canoa are only 15 minutes from each other so you can come down and check each one out first for a few days and make the decision…its much easier when you are on the ground.

Larry

Answers Answered By: LarryP [848 Orange Star Level]
Answer #3

HiHo, I agree with Admin on this. Canoa is smaller more peaceful. Also when the police hear of druggies in Canoa, they quickly escort them out of town. They say Montanita is a big drug centre – fyi.
I’ll take Canoa any day. Who needs people who are ‘out of control’ . Cheers, Gk.

Answers Answered By: GregK [4 Grey Star Level]

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