Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America; however, it is a country rich in cultural, geographic and biological diversity.

Ecuador is also characterized for being one of the best countries in Latin America to learn Spanish, because of its neutral accent and the tendency for natives to pronounce words in full.

Our country has about 2,000 km of coastline and mangroves, a volcanic region located in the Andes Mountains, snow-capped mountains, springs, rivers and waterfalls in the Andean region. It also has an Amazon region characterized by tropical rainforests, large extensions of parks and ecological reserves. Finally, the island region or Galapagos is located in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 kilometers between the peninsula of Santa Elena (on the Ecuadorian coast) and the island of San Cristobal.

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Learn more

Ecuador Travel – Ministry of Tourism
Ecuador Safe Destination Guide – Ministry of Tourism
Ecuador Inspira Blog – School of Hospitality and Tourism UDLA


Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is known as the city of “eternal spring”. Located in the center of the country, it is easy and accessible to move to other areas of Ecuador from here. Additionally, tourists and locals can find a wide gastronomic diversity from all regions here.

The temperature in Quito varies from 18°C during the day to 8°C at night. The summer season traditionally runs from June to September, and the winter season from October to May.

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Quito Tourism