Ecuador is an exciting destination. Located on the equator of South America, the country is composed of four major regions that are all easily accessible. Colonial cities of the highlands, Amazon Rainforest. Mountains and Pacific coast beaches to the Galapagos Islands. The weather is springtime year round and the people with their rich culture and traditions are warm and friendly.
Shh! It’s a secret; but not for long!!
As the 4th and final stop on my recent journey to Puerto Vallarta, Secrets Resort and Spa was a long anticipated delight. As you step out of your taxi you are greeted with chilled bubbly and a cool towel meant to erase any traces of residual discomfort from running the “timeshare gantlet” at the airport (have no fears the gantlet run isn’t really all that bad). You can read all about it in my soon to to be published “Arriving in Puerto Vallarta” segment.
Sacha Lodge in the Amazon Rainforest is a short 1/2 hour flight from Quito to Coca, The local markets of Coca are enjoyed for a short time before you board a two hour boat ride (large motor powered canoe) down the Napo River to the lodge, stopping along the way to see a fascinating museum which gives you a broad view of the life of native tribes living in the Amazon.