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PICTURES Baños, Ecuador

PICTURES Baños, Ecuador

[ 0 ] September 18, 2011

Planning a trip to Ecuador? Don’t miss the beautiful town of Baños. Bike through the mountains, relax in the thermal springs or test your nerve white-water rafting.

Check out our photo gallery of Baños and start planning your South American adventure now!

PICTURES Banos, Ecuador

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Looking for more places to visit in Ecuador? Hit up Montanita and party on the beach!

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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Staying safe in South America - Tips for staying safe - Fabulous Travel Guide

Staying safe in South America

[ 0 ] July 7, 2011

South America is a fantastic place to travel around but you’ll need to have your wits about you if you’re travelling alone.

Read our top tips for staying safe while backpacking around Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

Staying safe in South America - Tips for staying safe - Fabulous Travel Guide

Staying safe in South America - Tips for staying safe - Fabulous Travel Guide

* Never travel at night

It’s always best to travel during the day – especially when crossing borders or arriving in busy bus terminals. This gives you time to find a hostel and get your bearings.

* Make sure your taxi is authorised

Look for the driver’s I.D and agree a price before you get in.  Lock the doors once you’re inside – it’s not unheard of for muggers to jump in next to you at traffic lights.

* Don’t carry an expensive handbag

Be wary about getting money out in public places and use an inexpensive bag that you can wear across the body so it’s not as easy to snatch. Take enough money for the day and leave your passport and wallet in the hostel.

* Be careful where you withdraw money

Where possible, withdraw cash from inside a bank. Cloning cards is a common occurance in some places so avoid using cashpoints in dodgy areas and don´t go near them at night.

*Don´t fight back

If you´re unlucky enough to be targeted by thieves, stay calm and cooperate. Never resist or fight back and give them everything they ask for. Don´t be clever by giving them the wrong pin number – it’s simply not worth it.

* Cover up

It’s fine to wear tiny shorts to the beach – but make sure you dress respectably in large towns and cities. Otherwise you’ll attract unwanted attention – not something to be doing when you’re travelling alone.

* Don’t leave valuables in your backpack

You’re usually asked to leave your backpack under the bus on long journeys so carry anything of value  (such as passport, wallet, credit card etc) with you. Don´t put your bag under the seat as it can be taken (or cut open) when you’re sleeping. The best thing to do is put your passport and cash in a money belt under your clothes.

*Trust your instincts

Look around you – if shops are boarded up and there’s not much street lighting, leave immediately. Even in broad daylight you are an easy target. Don’t wander into quiet areas on your own and if you ever feel vulnerable get straight in a taxi.

TOP TIP Some girls carry pepper spray with them for protection. It may seem a little extreme but if you’re getting hassled by anyone it will give you time to make a swift exit.

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Montanita Cabanas, Ecuador - Where to stay in Montanita, Ecuador - Fabulous Travel Guide

Where to stay in Montañita, Ecuador

[ 0 ] April 19, 2011

Looking for hostels in Montañita, Ecuador? This little party town is packed full of good places to stay, from  luxury cabanas to budget dorms on the beach.

Most travellers choose to stay in town but if you want some peace and quiet – or any sleep at all – you’re best off staying further afield.

Montanita Cabanas, Ecuador - Where to stay in Montanita, Ecuador - Fabulous Travel Guide

Montanita Cabanas, Ecuador - Where to stay in Montanita, Ecuador - Fabulous Travel Guide

  • TOP PICK! Montañita Cabanas

Set in beautiful grounds, Montañita Cabanas, a 5 minute walk from town, are by far the best value for money. For just $10 per person you can get you a thatched cabana (pictured above) with swimming pool, jacuzzi and communal kitchen.

  • Tikilimbo Backpackers

We love this hostel for its spacious dorms,  airy balconies, pool tables and hammocks overlooking the strip. Breakfast is pretty good, too. Dorms cost from $10.

Mochica-Sumpa hostal in Montanita, Ecuador - Hostels in Montanita, Ecuadors - Fabulous Travel Guide

Mochica-Sumpa hostal in Montanita, Ecuador - Hostels in Montanita, Ecuadors - Fabulous Travel Guide

  • Mochica-Sumpa hostel

This bamboo-style hostel (pictured above) is right on the beach and has double hammocks hanging out front. The dorms themselves are basic and bathrooms fairly cramped for the price ($15).

  • El Centro del Mundo

Some love it, some hate it. If you don’t mind dark dorms and creeky floors, this hostel is ideal for those on a tight budget. Good views of the ocean, stumbling distance from Cocktail Alley and just $4.

Love partying? Taganga in Colombia is another great party town – and it’s a great base for exploring Tayrona National Park.

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