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Museo Bahia de Caraquez

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Museum Update - One year after the earthquake

I was thrilled this past week when I saw the museum getting a facelift instead of being demolished... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
Lisa B
Jama, Ecuador
After-the-Earthquake Report

In December 2016, I visited with the directora of the museum in their relocated office beyond the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
Lisa B
Jama, Ecuador
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  • Average3%
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Apr 27, 2017
“Museum Update - One year after the earthquake”
Jan 3, 2017
“After-the-Earthquake Report”
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

I was thrilled this past week when I saw the museum getting a facelift instead of being demolished! Later I caught up with the directora, and Sixtina confirmed that the museum restoration would be finished in three to four months! Yippee! Photos attached from this...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed January 3, 2017

In December 2016, I visited with the directora of the museum in their relocated office beyond the traffic circle along the malecon. (It's near that tree-shaded park across from CocoBongo.) Sixtina said that the old museum will be torn down --- boo hoo :( ---...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Important historical and archeological exhibits of the area are displayed to a very high standard, although many of the descriptions are in Spanish it's fairly straightforward to understand the basic information. There was a very interesting art gallery upstairs, the attendants were very helpful. Good...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Geoffrey I
Reviewed April 8, 2016

I had a great experience with our tour guide Esteban. He was very professional and knowledgeable about the exhibit.

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Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank cevallby
Reviewed February 16, 2016

This modern facility has some excellent artifacts beautifully displayed, with excellent information accompanying them. I only wish they also had English translations so that we could have learned even more. Our Spanish speaking guide tried her best to help us. The guides and security guards...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed February 6, 2016

This museo provides a detailed analysis of human habitation on the coast of South America. They sailed their "balsa wood " boats as far north as central west coast of Mexico and south all the way to Chile. Did you know that? That and more...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank richard n
Reviewed January 17, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit at the museum. They have a nice assortment of artifacts to keep anyone interested. The museum was actually free to enter. We were told they have English speaking tour guides to help facilitate the tour, although they were not there...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Msherrid
Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

A diverse interesting collection, improved by welcoming and well informed staff, plus it's air conditioned! Free entry includes a detailed tour. Mine was in Spanish but English tours are available depending on who's working. Nice way to pass an afternoon. Really loved that statues and...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank CthetravelingWord
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Reading the reviews warms my heart, as I visit the museum often (I live an hour's drive up the coast) The director, Sixtina, is tireless and there seems to be a function each week. As many stated, the artifacts are stunning, the tours informative, the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed November 26, 2015

very well presented collection of primarily coastal and slightly in land artifacts..might suggest some English sub text to better help the English speaking visitors better understand the culture and the history of the displays

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank pfm0241
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