Hey everyone, I own a hostel in a small town on the coast of Ecuador, we have a ton of fun adventure activities available around here but no good tour operator capable of taking tourists out to do them! The surf scene is fairly complete, but we could use more stand up paddles, sea kayaks (excursions up the coast to deserted beaches, caves, booby nesting sites, etc), there's a great place to kitesurf nearby, lots of cool hiking trails and overnight camping opportunities, mountain biking, paragliding, there's a river nearby you could do float trips, lots of opportunities for birdwatching, nature tours, etc etc. But I repeat, NONE of these activities is currently being offered commercially. I know this isn't quite the same as running a hostel but it is related and potentially a lot more fun. Message me if you're interested in starting a business down here, it'll take a little investment to get all the gear but once you're set up it's very low cost to run, and you'll be pretty much the only game in town. I'll be happy to work with you both providing customers from my hostel and helping you navigate the process of starting a business in Ecuador, it's not that hard, don't worry. Cheers!