I met up with some friends from home and decided to settle into Canoa, Ecuador for Christmas. Canoa is a popular backpacker spot with good surf and seafood. We've been staying at the Coco Loco Hostel they made us feel like family. The weather in Canoa has been spotty, days of downpours followed by beautiful sunsets and clear skies. Regardless of the weather, the ocean is warm, making for great boogie boarding and swimming.
Sunset on the Canoa beach.
This is Chuleta (Porkchop) a 3 month old puppy living at the hostel. Coco Loco helps rescue animals and spay and neuter local pets. They have 5 cats and 5 dogs living at the hostel.
The hostel and its guests bought gifts for kids and handed them out in the poorer areas in Canoa. Santa was swamped. We also attempted to sing carols.