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  • 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 ...

  • Culture

    Music

    Ecuador is home to a number of cultures, including the Mestizo culture and a unique blend of Afro-Ecuadorian culture. Afro-Ecuadorians are the descendants of African slaves who worked on the coastal sugar plantations in the sixteenth century. The Afro-Ecuadorians that are present in Ecuador today are famous for their marimba music as well as their many music and dance festivals. Long before ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Ambato

    The town of Ambato is the capital of the Tungurahua province and is best known for its lively festivals. It is also well known for its importance in the leather industry and the production of wine, textiles and canned fruit. It is a popular destination in Ecuador and visitors are greeted by breathtaking mountain ranges, sparkling fountains, lush gardens and comfortable accommodations. It is ...

  • Culture

    Folklore

    As with many countries, Ecuador is a country rich in culture, legends and folklore. Folklore in Ecuador takes on many forms and there is different folklore connected to individual areas, cities and even buildings. Some folklore in Ecuador has inspired festivals while others are dedicated to legends and cultural beliefs.