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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

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Health Spas

    Termas De Pallacta

    South America is inundated with hot springs situated in volcanic areas along the Andes. These thermal pieces of land have become popular resort areas offering visitors wonderful mineral water and mud baths that are naturally provided by the environmental surroundings.

  • Attractions

    Protected Areas

    If you have the urge to escape from city life or get in touch with your innermost feelings, then Ecuador is for you. Ecuador is land of great biodiversity and natural beauty. Boasting a wide array of flora and fauna, Ecuador is a great place to get in touch with nature and reconnect with the the earth. Although this South American country is quite small, it has been listed as number 17 on ...

  • Theaters

    Teatro Sucre

    The Teatro Sucre stands proudly in Quito's historical Plaza del Teatro square. Beautifully designed, this theatre has a long history filled with ups and downs. This simply adds to the remarkable experience you will have when attending a performance here. Also known as Teatro Nacional Sucre - Puerto Rico's National Theatre - this stunning venue hosts some of the greatest plays, concerts and ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Ibarra

    A colonial town with small cobbled streets just 45 miles away from Quito, Ibarra is the capital of the Imbabura province. Ibarra is situated between the Imbabura Volcano and the Tahuando River and has quite a peaceful environment. The weather is generally pleasant, making it the ideal spot for someone looking to 'get away from it all'.

  • Culture

    History

    The coastal section and the high Andean basins situated in modern day Ecuador, were populated by Indian tribes when the first Europeans reached the area's Pacific coast in 1526. The Incan Empire extended over the highland area to an area near to Quito. The first Spanish settlement in Ecuador was established in 1534 at Quito on the site of an important Incan town of the same name. Another ...

  • Oriente (Amazon)

    Nueva Loja

    Nueva Loja is the official name for Lago Agrio. Loja has a rather sizable population of 26,000 people. The town came into existence largely due to the establishment of oil fields by the Texan oil company Texaco in the area. It was these Texans who saw fit to name the area after 'Sour Lake' in Texas and the name has since stuck. Today Nueva Loja is the primary capital city for the Sucumbios ...

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