Ecuador Highlights

All you need is Ecuador

Ecuador Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Ecuador

Climbing & Mountainering, Diving, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Sailing, Trekking

Country Profile

Capital: Quito

Important cities: uito, Guayaquil, Manta, Portoviejo, Esmeraldas, Quevedo, Babahoyo, Machala, Ambato, Baños, Cuenca, Loja, Ibarra, Riobamba, Guaranda, Otavalo, Tulcan

Currency: United States dollar (USD)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 283,561 km2

Languages: Spanish, indigenous native languages

Mobile Phone: Local SIM are available (Claro, Movistar, CNT).

Country code: +593

Electricity: 230V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .ec

Time Zone: UTC−5 to UTC−6

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: There is great variety in the climate, largely determined by altitude. It is mild year-round in the mountain valleys, with a humid subtropical climate in coastal areas and rainforest in lowlands. The Pacific coastal area has a tropical climate with a severe rainy season. The climate in the Andean highlands is temperate and relatively dry, and the Amazon basin on the eastern side of the mountains shares the climate of other rainforest zones.

When should you go: The dry season, from June to November, is the best to visit Ecuador. Any visit to the Galapagos Islands should be made from January to June.

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