Thursday, June 14, 2012

Banos/Ambato Vacation at Luna Runtun #1

Last week Pat and I went to Banos (what we call "Big Banos" in Cuenca because there is a small community outside of Cuenca that is also called Banos).  We had been trying to get there for the last year.  There is a beautiful resort up on the hillside called Luna Runtun where we stayed.  Check out a couple of shots as you walked out of our hotel room

It was like we were living in the clouds for a week.  The first few days were really nice.  From the beginning, we (especially Pat) were excited about seeing an active volcano called Tungurahura.  We were very lucky on the second morning that we were there.  It was clear enough to see the volcano that was located above the hotel.  Check out these pictures when we caught the volcano as it started to smoke:

Isn't that the coolest thing?  We thought we would see it again and again throughout the week.  But it was cloudy and cool for the rest of the week and we never got a better shot of the volcano.  It was a wonderful experience.  Here are some other shots of the resort.  It was a VERY nice place.


It felt like we were on top of the world.  We would strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay there.  The only thing that I didn't like was the rooms smelled alittle musty.  I think it was because we were staying on top of a mountain and it was in the mist alot of the time.  It was hard for the rooms to get really dried out.  The pools and the hot tub were a real treat!!  It looked down toward the town of Banos.  I'm sorry that I didn't take any shots of the town from the hotel..  It was really impressive!

I have decided to divide our trip into 3 different blogs so that I don't run on too long.  My next blog will show pictures of the trip to and from Banos from Cuenca.  I have some fabulous shots.  And my last blog will be of our day trip from Banos toward the jungle into a town called Puyo.  Hasta luego!!  Sue

1 comment:

  1. Hola Sue and Pat!
    Great pics of your trip. Sounds like a great time. Can't wait to hear more. See you two very soon!
    Kenny & Gloria