Gualaquiza is a small town of around 15,000 people in the Southern Amazon region of Ecuador. The people are friendly and the backdrop is beautiful as the area is surrounded by lush rainforest.
What to do?
Visit the bike shop Ciclos on Orellana 4-35 and rent a bike and enjoy the excellent 3 hour bike ride to La FLorida.
Bath in one of the numerous rivers at one of the several sandy beaches.
Where to stay?
My pick is the Hotel Internacional on Cuenca Ave. with simple, clean rooms starting around $10 per person.
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