The Galapagos Islands of Ecuador are a World Heritage site on land and in the water. Volcanic rock, some white sand beaches and the highly unique wildlife make any trip here a memorable one. The range of sailing possibilities runs from budget to luxury.
Major Tourism Attractions
The Pacific coast has many beautiful beaches and surfing options, the Andes are for walking, volcanoes and hot springs, whilst the Amazon is for its reserve of biodiversity. 20 miles from Quito you can visit the line of the Equator and place a foot in each hemisphere.
The US dollar is the currency here.
Language of Ecuador
The language spoken is Spanish.
Capital of Ecuador
The capital is Quito and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its colonial architecture.
Best times to visit
The wet season on the coast, from December to May is better, as it is warmer. Inland, it’s more a case of feeling warm in the sun and a chill the moment it becomes cloudy.
Try the llapingachos, potato pancakes stuffed with cheese and served with a peanut sauce. Also the seafood in coastal areas is well-regarded. Whatever you do, just enjoy.