|Chocolatera - Salinas Ecuador April 2016|
Okay, you moved to Cuenca Ecuador, but you're still going to visit the beaches of Ecuador for vacations, right?
As most of us know the earthquake struck the central and northern coasts at a seismic reading of 7.8, that's huge! The local people are still in a state of mourning their loved ones and in the midst of figuring out how to get their livelihoods back after whole towns were demolished. We do not recommend people travel to quake-hit areas, (from Manta to Esmeraldas) unless for volunteer purposes as there's nothing to vacation about when people have had so much taken and destroyed from them. It's very tragic and sad.
Go to kiosk 84 at time of this writing, for Salinas bus tickets.
All of these personal safe strategies still apply today in 2016.
Sometimes they give you a number for anything you put under the buses and sometimes they don't.
The Cuenca bus terminal is easy compared to Guayaquil, well it’s a lot smaller! There’s always helpers yelling out destinations and then directing you to where you need to go, so you won’t feel lost if you don’t speak Spanish. You can buy your tickets right then and there and get on the bus to the beach! Enjoy yourself and stay safe while traveling.
Other things you might want to know: This time on the bus (April 2016) from Guayaquil to Salinas we sat right underneath the speakers. At some points of the movie it was screechy and way too loud, so you might want to ask for a seat that is not under the speakers. Also, we have sat in the very back before but it can make some people dizzy, if that's you, make sure you ask for middle to front seats on the buses.
Buses still do not stop for bathroom breaks so don't drink a lot of water. Everything else was the same as it was back in 2012.
Until next time, here's our new Salinas videos with the newest ones at the top.