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  • New Woodlizard Species Discovered in Ecuador

    Commonly referred to as woodlizards, Enyalioides is a genus in the lizard family Hoplocercidae which is endemic to the northern part of South America and Panama. The recent discovery of three ...

    April 21, 2015
  • Volunteering in Ecuador

    Based in Ohio, USA, the non-profit Tandana Foundation offers opportunities for volunteers to travel to Ecuador and participate in various community development programs. Visiting a foreign ...

    November 6, 2014
  • Ecuador’s Spectacular Spotted Eagle Rays

    The biodiversity of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands is well known internationally, particularly among nature lovers, and visitors are never disappointed in a tour of this amazing archipelago. The ...

    October 23, 2014
  • Catch Some Waves in Ecuador

    With its coastline stretching over 2,237 km, Ecuador has many spectacular beaches where surfing is an all year round activity. Ecuador's mild climate, particularly in the northern regions, ...

    October 9, 2014
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What to See

  • Museums

    Fundacion Guayasamin

    The Fundación Guayasamín Museum is located in Quito, Ecuador. This art museum is home to a large selection of intriguing artworks by Oswaldo Guayasamín. It also houses Guayasamín's private collection of art. Guayasamín is considered one of the greatest artists in Ecuador and his works are truly insightful. The Fundación Guayasamín Museum is situated on a hill overlooking the surrounding ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Banos

    Neatly situated between four impressive volcanoes, Banos in Ecuador is a little town with a lot of character. The people here are known for their clear pronunciation of the Spanish language and their friendly attitudes. The town is cheerful and small and Banos hotels are neat and provide the basic necessities. Many visitors to Ecuador use Banos as a starting point for their holiday ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cayambe Coca Reserve

    It isn’t difficult to spot the beautiful Cayambe Peak that towers above surrounding mountains and hills at 5 790 m above sea level. This striking, often snow-capped mountain is Ecuador’s third highest and is also a dormant volcano. It has long been recognized amongst mountaineering enthusiasts as offering a spectacular climb, but is not recommended for amateurs since the strong southeastern ...

  • Protected Areas

    El Angel Ecological Reserve

    El Angel Ecological Reserve, created in 1992, is located 170 miles north of Quito in the Province of Carchi and is made up of 15,715 hectares of land. It is in the northernmost province of Ecuador and lies 11,950 to 15,640 feet above mean sea level. Temperatures in the reserve range from 5° to 18° Celsius (41° to 64° F) during the daytime. The moorlands that you find in El Angel can only be ...

  • Health Spas

    Arasha Resort Spa

    The Arashá Resort and Spa is located in the western rainforest of Ecuador, which is known as the most bio-diverse area in the whole world. The rainforest has over 35,000 species of plant alone, of which fifty percent of these are widespread in this area. There are also over 664 species of amphibians and over 500 species of birds contained in an area that is slowly decreasing in size due to ...

  • Regions

    Costa (Coastline)

    Ecuador's coast is a composition of beautiful lush green mangrove forests, a jungle, crystal clear waters, stunning white sandy beaches and many quaint fishing villages. The coastline of Ecuador plays a big role in Ecuador's economy and cuisine, delivering tons of seafood daily and entertaining the many tourists that visit each year.

  • Art Galleries

    Las Conceptas Museum

    What used to be an eighteenth century monastery is today the Las Conceptas Museum, or Museo de Monasterio de las Conceptas. The building has been beautifully conserved and the original building materials - such as the brick floors and the pillars, window frames and doors that are made from a coarse wood - still adorn the structure. According to the records the construction of the Las ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Pujili

    For many, no trip to any country in South America is quite complete until they have visited a traditional market where they can barter and trade to their heart’s content. Ecuador is home to a number of great indigenous markets where people from small satellite villages gather together on a regular basis to sell their crafts and trades and to purchase new supplies. Supporting such a market ...

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