Otherwise, look for flyers advertising ladies nights early in the week.Friday nights are popular, and Saturday nights are the busiest of the week.
In Cuenca, you'll find the Zona Rosa along Calle Larga, within easy walking distance of the historic center.Most of the bars and discotecas in the pueblos, such as Banos and Montanita, are centrally located.The pictures you were sent were most likely phony lifted from other websites.The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.Arrive early (before 11 PM) if you want to get a good table at discotecas on the weekends, and avoid any lines at the popular places. During the Summer in Montanita, for example, you'll find people drinking and hanging out in the streets until sunrise.
Closing times vary by city, however most regular bars close by 2 – 3 AM. Dress codes apply to a minority of discotecas in the major cities.
Banos has an excellent reputation for partying, but the small surf and hippie hangout of Montanita on the Pacific Coast is the party capital of the country.
During the Summer, it's common for Ecuadorians from around the country to vacation in Montanita.
In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).
In another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate.
This is then presented to the bar staff instead of paying with cash.