After 11 hours of flight time and an 8 hour bus drive, our group of ~50 volunteers have arrived at our hostel in the city of Atacames. We arrived in the early morning and was given the day off to buy water, supplies and recover before the week started.
The day had a very “vacation” vibe to it. Our hostel was connected to a beach. We swam, played beach volleyball and played beach soccer with the locals. By the end of the day, I had almost forgotten that I was there for a volunteering trip.
It was very nice sleeping on a bed that night.