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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, along the Chone River

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)

A few useful external links: [Wikipedia] [Local Tourism Info (Spanish)]  [WikiTravel]

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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, along the Chone River
Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, along the Chone River
Rooftops, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Rooftops, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Facing west, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Facing west, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Facing southwest, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Facing southwest, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Lisa climbing the Mirador de Cruz, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Lisa taking a picture of me taking a picture of Lisa – the Mirador de Cruz, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Stock Video footage: two scenes: Caráquez Bay and the Pacific facing north-northwest and the Las Caras bridge and the Rio Chone facing south

 

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  1. Escape Hunter says

    The ocean looks so wild and angry…

    1. Bob R says

      Definitely angry at times. 🙂

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