Has anybody driven in Ecuador?

  • I'm planning to go to Ecuador in April and wonder what's the best way to get around. My husband and I like to travel independently, cover a lot of ground and visit some off-the-beaten track places. Is the public transit system comfortable, easy to use and frequent? Can you get to most places by public transit? What about renting a car -- has anybody done it, and is it expensive? Are the roads good or hazardous for driving? Is gas affordable? I would appreciate any info I can get. Thanks.