Often overshadowed by the epic Galapagos Islands, mainland Ecuador is slowly finding its way on to the South America unmissables map, promising adventurers more than just a brief respite from the long bus journey from Colombia to Peru.
Countless small towns have become backpacker hot-spots, and so there are a never ending number of new hostels bursting on to the scene. So, how on earth do you decide where to stay?
A huge part of why you visit the Galapagos Islands is definitely to see the animals! For starters, almost all of the animals you find in the Galapagos Islands can only ever be found on these islands...