Bahia Ecuador is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit where you will find many traditional ways of life. Bahia Ecuador is a peninsula which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean from the North West and the Chone River from the North East.
The population in Bahia Ecuador is around 20,000 and the average, annual, temperature is around 82 degrees. Bahia is about 40 miles from the Equator and unlike the thoughts of many people; life on the Equator is pleasant. While many may think that the Equator brings unbearably hot temperatures with extremely high humidity the truth is the temperatures are cool and the humidity is very low.
Bahia Ecuador enjoys The Isla Corazon which is a breathtaking bird sanctuary that is home to many different varieties of sea birds.
In 1997 Bahia Ecuador experienced an “El Niño” and then in 1998 Bahia experienced a 7.2 earth quake which devastated the city and the surrounding areas. As the rebuilding process began Bahia Ecuador proclaimed itself an “Ecocity” on February 23, 1999. With this, Bahia Ecuador became the first city in Ecuador to begin a recycling program.
The longest bridge in Ecuador was opened in Bahia Ecuador on November 3, 2010. The bridge spans approximately one mile and gives Bahia a direct connection to the north of the country, in particular, the capital city of Quito.
Quito is a six hour drive, to the north, of Bahia Ecuador and the largest city in the country, Guayaquil, is a five hour drive to the south. Most shopping for the tourists of Bahia Ecuador takes place in the malls of Portoviejo or Manta. Each of those cities are approximately 1 ½ hours from Bahia.
Bahia Ecuador possess one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. It will take your breath away as it reflects against the Pacific Ocean and slowly disappears in the horizon.
Safety in Bahia Ecuador is a given. Bahia is a peaceful little town; however, just as with any city in the world a person must be mindful of their surroundings. While visiting Bahia Ecuador, never flaunt cash or jewelry. Remember that Bahia Ecuador is a relatively poor town and if given the opportunity the poor will find a way to survive.
Bahia Ecuador offers a few water sports such as Jet Ski, water skiing and kayak however these are normally offered during the weekends and holidays. You will also find a few Karaoke bars and discos.
While Bahia Ecuador is a beautiful and peaceful place, it also has its problems. Once you have visited the Bahia Ecuador museum, The Isla Corazon bird sanctuary, traveled across the one mile bridge, and walked the malecon several times you will realize that there is little else to do in Bahia. In fact, if you decide to move to Bahia Ecuador, sometime around your sixth month, the boredom of the city will fill your thoughts.
In Bahia Ecuador, you will not find adequate shopping, a movie or acceptable entertainment of any kind.
The next problem with Bahia Ecuador is the city’s infrastructure. Many times during a month you can expect the electricity to fail and water is a serious problem for the residents of the city. The water pipes of Bahia are empty pipes, no water. The City officials of Bahia Ecuador, unlike any civilized city in the world, decide when to fill the pipes with water and allow the citizens to have water.
The water alternative is called a tanquero (water truck). They will deliver 2,000 gallons of water for $20. The odd thing is the water company is not bashful about sending you a water bill each month.
While Bahia Ecuador is bordered by the Pacific Ocean from the North West, the silt from the Chone River creates very shallow waters for the coast. With that in mind, you will not see large ships on the horizon; in fact the only water activity you will find will be the sail boats which occasionally arrive or depart Bahia. You will also see a few, small, fishing boats and water taxi’s in the bay and as earlier stated you may see 2 or 3 Jet ski’s or 1 water skier on the weekends or holidays.
While Bahia Ecuador does provide beauty, tranquility and safety, it does not provide activities which you might expect from a coastal city. For a short visit, Bahia Ecuador is the best, but for a long stay, one should be aware of the boredom.
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