Hacienda Piman is redolent with history in every detail. The former colonial and Republic country manor has been lovingly-restored by its family owners over many years.
The hacienda’s lands date back to 1680, making it one of the oldest in the country. Today, the house
Edgar Durán walked in on our conversation with his son Daniel, head of affairs at Hotel Victoria, and before he could even say hello, Daniel asked him, “So why did you call it ‘Victoria’?” The silence made it seem like he had asked one of
There’s something about Guayaquil’s Parque Histórico that has always captivated Ñan. Its spot on the banks of the unhurried Daule River in the snazzy Samborondón neighbourhood, the lush botanical gardens humming with wildlife, and the period trams and 19th century clap-board buildings that take you
Isabel Hurtado is well aware that her decision some twenty years ago to open her home to visitors and create Hotel Hacienda Abraspungo was a stroke of good fortune, and vision. It has arguably become the most special place to stay in the city of
It is time for lunch and a clutch men return to the village clasping their fishing rods and buckets with the river’s offerings: fleshy and silvery gualajos (a local fish). Others return with their machetes belted to their waists, with a bunch of overflowing plantains
Colorful bamboo inns, stalls selling coconut milk shakes and fruit smoothies where before you only saw a few ramshackle huts. There were empty beaches where today bronzed surfers idle by with their battered boards. And on the beach, motorboats have been relegated to the southern
It is four o'clock in the morning. The soft hues of twilight paint the skies and the waves caress the sand calmly, less intense than in the afternoon. On the shore, you can already hear the clutter and the first fishing boats pushing out bravely