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  • Bartolmé Island in the Galapagos

    Amongst the islands of the Galapagos archipelago is the volcanic islet of Bartolomé. This marvelous island provides abundant opportunities for nature lovers to spot interesting animal life and ...

  • Explore Ecuador’s Fascinating South Plaza Island

    Renowned for their incredible biodiversity, Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a nature enthusiasts dream, making it difficult to decide what to see first, and how to allocate often limited ...

  • Experience the Thrill of Enduro Motor Cycling in Ecuador

    The South American country of Ecuador has three major geographical regions – the Andes Mountains, coastal plains and the Amazon basin - each fascinating in their own way. Enduro motor cycling ...

  • Ecuador: The Art of Weaving Panama Hats: Part I

    The art of weaving -- whether it's a tapestry or an article of clothing -- represents an important livelihood for many men and women in Ecuador. In particular, the small village of Montecristi ...

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  • Business

    Economy

    Ecuador's economy is mainly based on mining, agriculture and fishing. The mining and exporting of oil have played a dominant role in the country's economy since the early 1970's. Recent years have seen Ecuador's economy depend more and more on the export of cocoa and bananas, of which Ecuador is the world's largest exporter and has been for several decades.

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    Stock Market

    Ecuador is generally considered to be one of the best Latin American countries to invest in and one of the easiest ways to do this is to invest on the stock market in Ecuador. There are a number of reasons why Ecuador enjoys such a favorable investment climate. One of these is that the political situation is quite stable – especially when compared to that of other Latin American countries. ...

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    Directory

    In this section we strive to bring you the best and most relevant links to resources outside Ecuador.com.Check back regularly as it is sure to be updated frequently and please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel you should appear on these listings.

  • Sights

    Ingapirca Site

    Cañar is located in the southern region of Ecuador and is the location of one the most important historical attractions in Ecuador. Situated just two hours outside of Cañar is the Ingapirca Archeological Site, or as it is also known, the Ingapirca Ruins. The importance of this archeological site is due to its architecture, being constructed from stone that was perfectly shaped by 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 ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Canar

    Canar City is located near Azoques and is a popular destination in Ecuador due to the Ingapirca Ruins that are situated in the city. This is seen as being the most culturally and historically significant archaeological site in Ecuador. The surrounding area is breathtaking and visitors are also attracted by the cooler climate here. Canar is situated close to many interesting sights and towns, ...

  • Costa (Coastline)

    Bahia De Caraquez

    Bahia de Caraquez is one of the more peaceful and ecologically friendly destinations in Ecuador. Looking at the beauty of this coastal resort, it is hard to imagine that it was almost completely destroyed by the earthquakes that it suffered in 1997 and again in 1998. The earthquakes and natural disasters that shook Bahia de Caraquez were a result of the El Niño phenomenon. This eco-city is ...

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    Shopping

    Shopping is a mixed experience in Ecuador. From dusty, noisy animal markets and craft markets to sterile, glossy malls, there is something for everyone here. Ecuador offers an interesting collection of products that can be purchased as souvenirs and gifts. Arts and crafts such as weavings, wood carvings, carpets, toys and clothing can be bought all over Ecuador.

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