I know this probably sounds like a silly post, but you will find this interesting! In the States, if you want a room reservation, you call the number and give your credit card number to hold it for you. Or, you go online and make reservations with your credit card. Well….it can be a little different in Ecuador….
The first time we made a hotel reservation was in May 2016. We made our reservations at Rocsan Apartments, and communicated with the owner through WhatsApp. After taking our information (name, address, etc.), the owner informed us that he would see us when we arrived at the airport. Wait a minute…don’t you want our credit card number? No – just pay cash when you arrive we were told!