Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador | Notebook and Stock Image & Video Gallery
A few shots and brief notebook from Bahía de Caráquez, a pleasant Pacific coast town of about 20,000 in Ecuador’s Manabi Province.
I wasn’t there very long but enjoyed the few things that my guide and host Lisa Brunetti, an artist who lives in nearby Jama, and I did do over the course of a few hours:
– an excellent seafood lunch at a modest restaurant along the Chone River
– a guided tour of the local archeological museum that houses a nice collection of pre-Columbian artifacts from the Jama-Coaque period that date back five hundred to a thousand years
– a visit to an elementary school to visit Miguelito, a Galapagos tortoise who dates back 103 104 years
– and a tour-capping visit to a giant cross cum lookout point for terrific panoramic views of the city.
It’s from the latter, the Mirador de Cruz, where these shots were taken. It was very cloudy and overcast but I’m including these anyway to provide a general snapshot of the area. I’m planning a return for a longer period in 2015.
Simply known these days as Bahía, it’s a popular tourist destinations for Ecuadorans with a growing expat community but shrimp remains as its main industry.
Getting there: Buses from Guayaquil (5-6 hrs via Jipijapa) and Quito (7-8 hrs)