Through a GoFundMe project, family and friends of the Hutton family were able to raise money to purchase 90 Luci Lights for the people of Bahia who lost their home in the earthquake. For those of you that don’t know, a Luci light is a solar powered LED lantern that you blow up. Due to [...]
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Isla de la Plata is a small island only about 40 km off the coast of Ecuador. I've been on these tours before - you choose the bird watching option, the snorkeling option, the hiking option or the whale watching option. But here in Ecuador, we get to do all four for the price of [...]
Here at Las Olas Ecuador we love to see the children of Bahia happy and smiling. We pride ourselves in taking the time out to bring joy to the community and to be a part of this wonderful country. We joined forces with the city of Bahia and a few other sponsors this last week [...]
This past Sunday majority of the world celebrated their Mothers. Las Olas and various members of the community had to make sure that our local mothers were also celebrated. The aftermath of the earthquake experienced here in Ecuador has made it difficult for some families to show their moms exactly how much they mean to their [...]
We are currently running a Facebook Contest where one lucky person can WIN a hamper filled with Ecuadorian products! The contest will end on April 30th at 17h00 (EST), so be sure to get your entry in NOW! We’ve looked far and wide here in Ecuador to ensure we include products that you will love, [...]
Stand a chance in our Facebook Contest to win a hamper of traditional Ecuadorian products, consisting of an original Eduardo Vega coffee mug (which is perfect to have your Ecuadorian coffee in), locally produced fresh from source Ecuadorian Coffee, a hand-woven Panama hat, some true Ecuadorian chocolate and many more items. Eduardo Vega is a [...]
Pascal Laflamme, Head of Marketing at Las Olas, Loses Wife and Son in Quake 18th April 2016 by David Maksymuik, Co-founder of Las Olas Ecuador As news breaks around the world about the biggest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades, it is with a heavy heart that we confirm one of our employees and dearest [...]
I rarely make comment on the Las Olas Friends and Neighbors Facebook page mostly because I rarely see the site and I do not believe that I can have an opinion about something that is current in my mind. So having said that I can tell now that my husband (Michael) and I are in [...]
Have you entered our Facebook contest yet? There are some really amazing prizes to be won, from Tagua jewelry, hand painted ceramic Eduardo Vega items, hand-woven Panama hats and everyone’s all time favorite…true Ecuadorian chocolate, to name a few. We launched a contest where one lucky winner will stand a chance of winning a hamper [...]