Explore These Exciting Attractions in Ecuador

Banos

Banos is located in the middle of the Andes Mountains, it is the perfect place for relaxation while you are exploring the beautiful Andes Highlands. It is well known for its hot springs and picturesque landscapes. There are many ways to enjoy this beautiful region, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and also whitewater river rafting.

Cotopaxi National Park

The Cotopaxi National Park is situated near Latacunga in Ecuador. It is said that Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. This volcano, with its perfect cone-shaped, snow-covered top, provides some perfect opportunities for photos. The Cotopaxi National Park is home to several different plant and animal species. You can expect to see wild horses, deer, llamas, pumas and Andean condors. The park is also a perfect destination for birdwatchers since the forests and plains are home to birds such as condors, blue-billed pointed ducks, Andean gulls and hummingbirds. The park also has a small museum that showcases the park's geology and stuffed animals.

Otavalo

Otavalo is a small town in Ecuador that is situated about 100 kilometers north of Quito. Initially there is not much to see in this little town, but it gets pretty colorful and busy on Saturday mornings when the natives begin to display their goods in the market at Poncho Square. They sell virtually everything here, including carpets, blankets, belts and all other kinds of nick-naks. Everything is created by hand with skills that have been handed down from one generation to the next. This, in turn, is influenced by their own creative impulses.

El Cajas National Park

This park is a popular destination for trout fishing, hiking and camping, it is popular for its many lakes and waterfalls, with more than 275 lakes and waterfalls.

New Cathedral

This huge cathedral is situated in the heart of Cuenca and features a series of sky-blue cupolas. The interior of the cathedral is amazing and features a magnificent altar as well as a famous crowned image of the Virgin Mary.

Malecon 2000

This huge, lively boardwalk is situated in Guayaquil, stretching several miles along the Rio Guayas. It is always well-patrolled and is dotted with small food stands, eateries and many historical and modern buildings.

Parque Historico Guayaquil

Parque Historico Guayaquil contains many century-old buildings and also entertains the natives and tourists with its nature reserve and zoo.

 



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Yenniffer - 2011-09-01 07:13:19

I visited Ecuador two years ago. I was born there but I wasn't raised there. I met my family there and their culture is wonderful. The people are nice, the weather is hot and humid in Guayaquil (where I was born) but I prefer the cold, Quito. Their rain forests are simply amazing! I hope to go there again soon. :3

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bob - 2011-05-18 17:03:53

I am using this for my project

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ja - 2011-05-17 18:01:31

hi

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