If your budget means you're missing out on the Galapagos, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on some incredible experiences in Ecuador. Check out our top five every backpacker can afford.
Where are the ATMs? Where's the best seafood? Is there malaria? We've got answers to these questions and lots of other essentials for your trip to Ecuador's fabulous beaches.
Too poor to visit the Galapagos? Isla de la Plata, only ninety minutes off the coast, offers a great budget alternative for backpackers looking for a taste of Ecuador's wildlife. Blue-footed boobies are just one of the highlights!
Puerto Lopez was our least favourite town on the whole coast, but it does serve a purpose. Whether you're starting off your beach adventure here or simply using it as a base to do some excellent day-trips, our guide has got you covered!