I'm flying into Guayaquil in March and plan on watching whales on the coast and hanging out by the beach. After that I wanted go to the Northern coast of Peru and explore there. I'm really interested in checking out the bioluminescence in Montanita and the wildlife in general. Has anyone had any experience exploring this region, and does anyone have any advice on renting a motorcycle? Also curious if anyone has been up to Esmereldas and what their thoughts on it are. Lastly, is Guayaquil worth more than a few days?
Also, LatAm thread since I didn't see one.