GENERAL FACTS

  • Location: South America, on the Equator
  • Area: 283.561 km2. (Including the Galapagos Archipelago and the territorial sea)
  • Population: 15,6 million citizens (2014 Census)
  • Official Language: Spanish & Quichua. People do speak English, especially Travel Services providers.
  • Time Zone: -5 GMT Continent; -6 GMT Galapagos
  • Currency: US Dollar.
  • Geography:  It has four very different regions: Galapagos, Pacific Coast, Andes, and Amazon. It is divided into 24 provinces.

 

NATURE

  • It's the country with the highest diversity per square Km
  • Nearly 20% of its territory consists of protected areas 
  • It has National Parks recognized by UNESCO (Galapagos; Sangay)

CULTURE

  • Diversity within its citizens, with nearly 13 indigenous nationalities, mestizos, Afro Ecuadorians, caucasians, etc.
  • Cultural Patrimonies
  • Ancestral and Contemporary culture

ADVENTURE

  • Ecuador, a destination where you can practice most adventure sports as well as experience lighter adventures.

CITIES

  • Ecuador has cities that are recognized as World Heritage Patrimonies by UNESCO, such as Quito & Cuenca.
  • It also has cities that are recognized as models for Human Development and Urban Regeneration such as Guayaquil. 
  • Beach Cities and Ports, cities and Andean towns, and Amazon populations with unique characteristics.  

VISITS OF INTEREST

  • Ecuador Train
  • Bird Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Meetings, Incentives, Congresses and Events
  • Other Interests…

GASTRONOMY & SHOPPING

  • National and International Gastronomy
  • Crafts and Typical Products
  • Current Fashion

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