Frommer's Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Wiley, Jun 29, 2009 - Travel - 416 pages
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Researched by a veteran travel writer who lives in Latin America, Frommer's Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands takes you through this fast-changing country, to visit rugged wilderness preserves, sleepy beach towns, the bustling, colonial captital, and, of course, the spectacular Galapagos Islands. Ecuador offers an opportunity for adventure for all ages and abilities: from mountain biking in Baños, to swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos; from whitewater rafting on the Rio Blanco, to summiting Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world.

With Frommer's in hand, you'll experience the wonder of Ecuador's amazing biodiversity, as we point out the best places to see hundreds of unique, colorful species of animals and plants. Frommer's Ecuador even includes a wildlife appendix, to help you identify the creatures you'll encounter along the way. Plus, we give you detailed information on planning an adventure vacation, everything from A to Z. Travel like a pro with our handy Spanish-language glossary and detailed regional and town maps.

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If you are lucky enough to visit the Galápagos Islands make sure to take the time to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.
My favorite place in mountains of Ecuador is Colonial Quito but in
the beach , for a surfer like my, you really have to check out the fantastic surfing at the 2500 meter beach, Punta Carnero where there is
lush coastal vegetation and huge crashing waves of Punta Carnero.
This beach at Punta Carnero is an ideal beach for surfing, being the scene of important international, world wide surfing competitions!!!!!!!
Frommer's Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands by Eliot Greenspan is a great book on the famous country of Ecuador, thanks for writing such a wonderful book!

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About the author (2009)

Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, musician, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, freelance journalist, and translator, and has continued his travels in the region. He is the author of Frommer’s Belize, Costa Rica For Dummies, Frommer’s Guatemala, and The Tico Times Restaurant Guide to Costa Rica, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer’s South America.

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