English articles

  • Ingapirca – Ecuador’s Major Inca Site

    Ingapirca, which can be roughly translated to mean “Inca Wall”, is Ecuador’s major Inca archeological site and one of the most impressive anywhere. Although it does not approach the magnificence ...

  • Ecuador: Luna Runtun – The Adventure Spa

    The nice folks who run the exotic Luna Runtun Spa in Baños, Ecuador, have succeeded in combining Ecuador’s stunning natural resources, Ecuadorian friendliness and charm, and efficient Swiss ...

  • Juan José Flores, Founder of the Republic

    Juan José Flores was Ecuador’s first president and is remembered today as “The Founder of the Republic”. Although born in Venezuela in the year 1800, Flores spent most of his life in the service ...

  • Ecuador’s Dark Secret: World Class Coffee

    When you think of coffee and where it’s grown, countries like Brazil and Colombia are usually what come to mind. And why not... Brazil is the world’s largest coffee exporter with up to one third ...

  • Ecuador: Afro-Ecuadorians and the Culture of Esmeraldas

    Once the “forgotten people” of Ecuador, citizens of African heritage are at last beginning to achieve the notice and attention of not only their own government, but of the world as a whole. The ...

  • Ecuador’s Fishing Industry

    Ecuador is a land of many regional variations, ranging from the Pacific coastal lowlands to the mountains and volcanoes of the majestic Andes running down the country’s spine, to finally the ...

  • Ecuador: Headhunters of the Forest

    Deep in the rainforest that stretches across the eastern part of Ecuador and parts of Peru lives a tribe known as the Jivaro. These fearsome warriors were among one of the very few tribal groups ...

  • Tungurahua, Ecuador’s "Black Giant"

    Tungurahua is one of the many volcanoes that dot Ecuador's Cordillera Central and shares its name with the central Ecuadorian province of Tungurahua. Among Tungurahua's close neighbors are ...

  • A Tourist’s View of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – Part 2

    Once you've safely arrived in the Galapagos and have paid the $100 entry tax ($50 for children under 12), you'll want to visit the various islands as each has something different to offer. How ...

  • Quito, Capital in the Clouds

    Quito is the capital of Ecuador, and its main claim to fame is its location just 22 miles south of the equator. One might think that Quito's location results in the lack of seasons, but this ...