The Best Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day is Ecuador
Happy Valentine’s Day from Metropolitan Touring! On this very special day, Ecuador always comes to mind as being a very romantic destination. From the Andean highlands up in Quito (the capital), to the unique cloud forest of the Choco bio-regions all the way to the remote and inspiring Enchanted Islands, this special country offers you the opportunity to explore nature with your loved ones from the comfort of luxurious hospitality and top service.
Get away to the Enchanted Isles
The Galapagos archipelago’s remote location allows you to feel like you have the islands all to yourself. Tourism controls limit the number of people who can visit the islands and keep the environment in its pristine natural state. You may find more animals than other tourists if you visit the islands on an expedition cruise. There is no better place to get up close and personal with unique wildlife than the Galapagos! Hopping on an expedition cruise offers you the adventure of a lifetime, filled with excitement as well as romance!
The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, tucked away in a quiet corner of Santa Cruz Island, offers a perfect getaway for couples. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner by the pool with a view of the ocean that’s right by Playa de los Alemanes, or take a walk around the mangroves surrounding the hotel. Whatever your choice may be, know that the tranquility and magic of the Enchanted Isles will always be with you.
Romance in Continental Ecuador: Mashpi Lodge and Casa Gangotena
Casa Gangotena, located in the heart of Quito’s UNESCO-recognized historic center, is the perfect place to celebrate your love and affection this Valentine’s Day. It was even selected as the World’s Most Romantic Hotel by Travel-Leisure magazine! For the entire month of February, you can enjoy meals and accommodation at this award-winning hotel at special rates.
Mashpi Lodge breaks away from civilization to offer you a secluded nest of luxury in the mega-biodiverse Chocó region. The hotel’s surrounding lush cloud-forest is a serene setting for a romantic getaway for nature lovers and tranquility-seekers alike.
Mashpi is more than a five-star Lodge in the forest: it was conceived and is meant to be one-of-a-kind Travel Experience where the material features of the property are just the ideal complement for an unbeatable contact with the fauna, flora, geological, geographical, ecological, climatic, scenic and historic features of one of the most remarkably biodiverse corners of the world, now protected as a Nature Reserve.
Valentine’s Day, the Perfect Excuse to Get Away
Ecuador’s fabulous destinations (located throughout it’s ultra-diverse country) offer a world of possibilities for exploring with loved ones. To make sure you are travelling with the best options and service, count on Metropolitan Touring’s world-class products and service. For love and friendship, come visit Ecuador on board one of our luxury expedition vessels or in one of our award winning hotels!
With parents that worked for the U.S. Foreign Service up until he graduated from high school, Chris was raised to have the heart of a nomad throughout his life. He has resided in Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador throughout his years, and just recently spent the past four up in Canada finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy & English at the University of British Columbia. He is now devoted to writing about all things related to travel in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia.