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  • Talented Ecuadorian Artist Enrique Tábara

    There are numerous famous Ecuadorian artists, and one of them is Enrique Tábara. He was born in Guayaquil in the year 1930 and has become known not only as a talented and legendary painter but ...

  • Ecuador’s Finca Colibri Vacation Farm

    Ever look out of your office window, stare at the thousands of cars and people that are rushing around like a colony of ants, and wonder what it would be like to own your own land, and live ...

  • Ecuador – Live well…travel cheap

    Ecuador: so much to see...so much to do...so much to buy! Welcome to one of the last great havens of your American dollar. Your presence in this country is greatly appreciated. You spending ...

  • The Exceptional Cofan Guides of Dureno

    Situated in the far northeast corner of Ecuador, split by the winding Rio Aguarico River, is the village of Dureno. This Cofan village is divided into two distinct parts. The one part of ...

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What to See

  • 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 ...

  • Weather

    It is extremely difficult to predict Ecuador's weather. In fact, it's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in one day. The weather patterns of Ecuador vary greatly because it is such geographically diverse country and so many different things influence the weather.

  • Latacunga

    Cotopaxi is one of the many provinces in Ecuador. Cotopaxi is home to Latacunga, which is the capital of the province. Latacunga is situated on a plateau, which is a piece of land that is much higher then the surrounding flat areas. It is approximately 2,850 meters or 9,055 feet above the mean sea level.

  • 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 ...

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • Huaquillas Zaruma

    Ecuador is made up of many provinces but the one we will be concentrating on is the El Oro Province. This is a coastal province in the southern part of the country. The capital of the province is a town called Machala, one of fourteen different cantons found here.

  • Otavalo

    The small mountain town of Otavalo is perhaps most renowned because of the famous market that has been established here. People from all over the world come to see the striking array of hand crafted goods that are available in this local market every year. What makes the market so special? Well, none of the hand crafted goods available here are commercialized versions of true original ...

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