All you need is Ecuador
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.