The guys should ask a girl to dance, or start a casual conversation. To enjoy yourself, take a few salsa lessons (/hour for private lessons).
Generally speaking, the larger cities which feature modern bars and discotecas will cost you more than grabbing a beer in the Amazon, mountains, or beach.The exception is women from middle class or wealthier backgrounds who can afford smartphones, such as Black Berries, and therefore have data plans and access to Black Berry Messenger for texting.Ecuadorian society is still very traditional, and many women are on the lookout for their knight in shining armor.If you get to a club early, don’t be surprised if you just see everyone sitting around. As a result of the group dynamic, it can be hard for travelers to meet Ecuadorians at bars and clubs.The best approach is to be friendly and straightforward.
In Cuenca, you’ll find the Zona Rosa along Calle Larga, within easy walking distance of the historic center.