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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

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What to See

  • Sights

    Carondelet Palace

    Quito is a marvelous Ecuadorian city filled with historical treasures, cultural wonders and major architectural feats. From religious to secular structures, visitors to the city are frequently struck by the sheer magnificence of many of its buildings. One such historical building is the Palace Carondelet located on the streets of Chile and Garcia Moreno. Today it still stands proudly as the ...

  • Protected Areas

    Cuyabeno Forest Reserve

    The Reserva de Producción de Fauna Cuyabeno, or the Cuyabeno Forest Reserve as it is known in English, is unusual in that two thirds of the year the forest is submerged in water. When it is not flooded it is made up of dry futbol fields. This unusual occurrence is due to the rainwater that flows from the many rivers down into this reserve, which acts as a lagoon and can be 20 to 30 feet ...

  • Costa (Coastline)

    Guaranda

    Let us visit the smallest provincial capital of Ecuador, the colorful and vibrant city of Guaranda. If you look around you will notice the surrounding mountain peaks that Guaranda is so famous for. Guaranda is also known as the "City of the Seven Hills" and its pleasant climate and tropical regions, along with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, makes it a very popular holiday destination.

  • Travel

    Essentials

    Regardless of its closeness to the equator, Ecuador spans three dissimilar climates (coast, sierra and jungle) that keeps everyone guessing. Ecuador has two distinct seasons: the dry winter from June to September and the wet summer from December to March. The best time to visit the highland areas is during winter, when the skies are clearer and drier conditions makes for happier hiking and ...

  • Attractions

    Beaches

    Ecuador's western coast is bordered by the South Pacific Ocean and its coastline is made up of many fine beaches of all shapes and sizes. There are also a few islands just off the coast which can be explored. Below is a brief description of some of the many beaches along Ecuador's coast:

  • Directory

    Guides and Directories

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  • Activities

    Bird Watching

    People all over the world enjoy watching the delightful antics of birds from the comfort of their home. They may take this passion a bit further by visiting local birding sights and spending hours trying to identify the various birds they see from the bird’s shape, coloring and call. Still more enthusiastic bird watchers will travel to different parts of the world, having conquered their own ...

  • Regions

    Galápagos Islands

    The beautiful, mysterious Galapagos Islands are situated a mere 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian Coast. The island group was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 and subsequently a World Biosphere Reserve in 1985 by UNESCO. The Galapagos Islands flourish with a wide variety of amazing animals and different species. Among the animals found there are the different species of giant ...

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