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Travel Guide South America Ecuador Canoa

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Introduction

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Canoa is a small fishing village and popular with travellers looking for some fun in the sun and relax on the beach or be more active and go surfing or paragliding.

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Getting There

By Bus

There are direct buses to Quito and Guayaquil and other smaller cities and towns in the region.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hostal BalooMalecon Carlos GarciaHOSTEL-
Macondo HotelMain road (in from of central park)HOTEL88
Tronco Bar Hostel-CampingCalle Principal, Entrada y salida de CanoaCAMPSITE-
Paraiso HostelMain Street to the PierHOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The centre of most towns, cities and villages have telephone 'shops', advertised in the street as 'cabinas'. Go in, ask for a free phone booth and call. There is usually a digital display giving the cost (per second) of your call, whether local, national or international. Some mobile phone SIM cards of various networks have problems working in Ecuador - you can purchase a local network SIM (for an unlocked phone) for a few dollars in local mobile phone shops.

Post

Correos del Ecuador is the national postal service of Ecuador. It's fairly reliable to send postcards and letters to other countries, though count on at least 5 days up to weeks for it to arrive. In general, postal services to North America are much faster than to other western countries. Prices start at around $1 (up to 20 grams), but rise steeply after that. You can get stamps at post offices or small shops/kiosks. Post offices generally are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays, although there are slight variations throughout the country. If you are going to send heavier post or post which has more value, it might be better to contact private courier companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, which are generally about the same price and much faster!

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