Have any of you boarders been to Ecuador? I'm going in about three weeks and I'll be traveling the coast. Up until now, I've been pretty excited, but I read some U.S. travel warnings, and it's got me a bit paranoid. I can't tell how much of it is paranoia on the government's part, and how much of it is that it's just a more rough/wild place than where I'm used to going (e.g., Ambergris Caye). Has anybody been along the coastal area? Did you have any problems with crime, malaria, yellow fever or anything else?
Any input would be much appreciated!