In a moment we’ll see details about Quito’s new airport and Guayaquil’s as well.
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Retire on Ecuador’s Coast
One great place to retire in Ecuador is on Ecuador’s coast. This is why we are expanding our coverage to include Ecuador’s south coast with the new October Southern Ecuador Coastal Tour.
One difference between Ecuador’s middle coast and Ecuador’s southern coast is access.
Ecuador’s middle coast s best accessed via Quito and then onto Manta via air. Ecuador’s southern coast is best accessed via Guayaquil and then onto Salinas via van.
So I asked Amy Pinoargote who is hosting the Southern Ecuador Coastal Tour to outline details on flying to Guayaquil. Amy has lives part time in Miami and part time in Salinas so knows the journey well.
Here is Amy’s report on fllghts from Miami to Guayaquil, Ecuador:
Flight options from the U.S. to Ecuador expanded this year, as AeroGal, an established Ecuadorian airline, has added Miami/Guayaquil and Miami/Quito flights. American Airlines and LAN, a highly regarded South American airline, have been flying those routes for years. For many budget conscious travelers, AeroGal is a welcome option.
I have flown all three airlines from Miami to Ecuador and would recommend any one of them. The choice usually comes down to schedule and pricing.
In my experience, LAN typically has larger, newer planes. They fly non-stop between Miami and Quito. The departure from Miami is in the morning, which has the benefit of arriving in Quito with most of the day still ahead of you. The downside of that schedule is that it is not an option to take a domestic flight into Miami and then connect to Ecuador on the same day. Also, LAN often does not fly nonstop to Guayaquil, but instead passes through Quito. This adds about 90 extra minutes total travel time for the Guayaquil passengers. The LAN return from Ecuador is in the afternoon, which provides plenty of time to get to the airport.
Because I more frequently travel between Miami and Guayaquil, I often opt for American, precisely because they offer non-stop service. The American flight leaves Miami in the late afternoon, making it feasible to connect from a domestic flight into Miami earlier in the day. The downside of the late afternoon flight is that it arrives in Guayaquil after dark. By the time you gather your luggage and pass through immigration and customs, it can be quite late. The American return from Ecuador is mid-morning. If an in-country flight or long drive is required to get to the airport, this could be a disadvantage. American offers non-stop service to both Quito and Guayaquil.
The newcomer on the route is AeroGal. After having flown that airline several times in Ecuador for in-country travel with good results, I was eager to try their non-stop service from Miami to Guayaquil. Although their planes are smaller than those used by LAN, I was pleased with the service. The departure from Miami is in the evening, which, like American, is convenient for those who need to take a connecting flight into Miami earlier the same day. Of course that also means a nighttime arrival in Guayaquil. Another consideration for those traveling to Quito is that the flight is not non-stop; it passes through Guayaquil first. The AeroGal return from Ecuador is in the early afternoon, which allows time for an early morning connecting flight or a drive to the airport.
As far as pricing goes, with advance purchase I have usually paid around $550 per adult on LAN, around $475 on American and around $375 on AeroGal. AeroGal’s lower prices have led to good feedback from budget conscious travelers and those traveling with a large family or group. I have heard several people say they are fans of that airline’s business class fares, which run about $700.
Although LAN and AeroGal are based in South America, both offer English language customer service and websites for booking flights and bi-lingual flight attendants and airport check-in.
LAN and American not only offer service to Ecuador out of Miami, but also out of several other large cities, including New York and Los Angeles. AeroGal is currently serving only Miami, but has announced that service to New York will begin in December 2009.
Before booking a ticket for travel from your home town to Quito or Guayaquil, it is wise to research domestic flights to Miami. If you can get a favorable domestic flight, you then book the international portion of your trip on LAN, American or AeroGal from Miami to Ecuador, a flight of just a little more than four hours. This often can result in a lower overall fare, fewer and shorter layovers and a schedule that better meets your needs. Keep in mind there are several clean, safe hotels close to the Miami airport that offer free shuttle service. A few of the most popular are the Hampton Inn and the Hilton. This makes an overnight layover a convenient option both with free shuttles.
The bottom line for travelers is that there are several good flight between the states and Ecuador, yet another reason to make it your home overseas.
American Airlines – www.aa.com
LAN – www.lan.com
AeroGal – https://www.aerogal.com.ec
Hampton Inn Miami Airport – http://www.hamptoninnmiamiairport.com/
Hilton Miami Airport – www.hilton.com
Whether you arrive in Quito or Guayaquil, if it is your first visit, you’ll be surprised by the modern, clean, efficient and friendly airports.
Guayaquil’s airport is new, opened on July 2006. The airport code is GYE and we have found that everything works well here.
Quito’s existing airport is in the middle of the city and was refurbished several years ago. A brand new Quito airport opens in 2010. The new airport is being built on a 3,500 acre site which is ten times larger than the existing airport. The new airport will be ten miles from the center of Quito which will, add about an hours drive (though it will be closer to our hotel Meson de las Flores in Cotacachi).
The new airport on Caraburo Plateau will sit nearly 2,000 feet lower than the current Quito airport. With the lower altitude and the 11,000 foot runway, airlines will be able to schedule more convenient take off and arrival times. The current high altitude Quito airport requires most flights to come and go early mornings or late evenings because cool air provides more lift.
However and whenever you plan to retire, whether you retire in Ecuador, on the farm or to some new exciting way of life… make your retirement be doing something you love.
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Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Super Thinking + Spanish Course
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
October 16-18 Ecuador Southern coastal tour (early sign up before Sept. 1, $499 per person).
Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour
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