When we descend from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean, we end up in the Costa, a wide coastal strip full of palm trees, rice fields, banana plantations and sugar cane. Here the people are chatty and smiley and the temperatures are tropical. The coast is dotted with picturesque fishing villages and palm beaches. Good hotels have been built in recent years and a lot of investment has been made in conservation, so that discovering the mangroves and well-maintained natural parks in a pleasant way is possible.
I am Tom and I am from Belgium. I’ve lived in Ecuador for a decade and I’ve been working in tourism for 8 years. Therefore I obtained my tourism diploma in Ecuador. Traveling and discovering new places is my passion. Currently I live in Guamote, a small village between Riobamba and Alausi. Together with the local travel agency Descubre-Ecuador, we offer tailor-made tours in Galapagos and on the Ecuadorian mainland.