Ecuador

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Travel information about Ecuador

Ecuador is a nation located in Southern America bordered by Colombia and Peru. The population is 16,385,068 with a total area of 283,561 km2. Ecuador is rich in wildlife specially Galapagos Island s where tortoises, marine iguanas, and doe-eyed sea lions could be seen up close. Now if you’re up to sublime scenery like watching the sunset on the beaches, Ayampe and Olón are the perfect place for you.

Capital city of Ecuador: Quito

Closest neighbors to Ecuador: Ecuador is a republic in northwestern South America, encircled by the Pacific Ocean in west, by Colombia in north and by Peru in south east and south and it shares maritime borders with Costa Rica.

Best times to visit Ecuador: Best time to go to Ecuador if you’re into beaches is during the rainy season which is from December to May. It’s not the peak season so hotel rates are cheaper and the water is very clear for snorkeling and swimming.

How to get to Ecuador: From the US there is one direct flight daily, but Canada and UK have no direct flight so from Canada the tourist must travel via the United States.

Visa requirements for Ecuador: No visa required for US citizens upon traveling Ecuador for tourism purposes unless they planned to stay longer than 90 days in one calendar year.

Currency of Ecuador: The currency of Ecuador is United States Dollar (USD).
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Official Language of Ecuador: The official language of Ecuador is Spanish.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Ecuador

There are 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador and 5 on their tentative list.

Cultural (3)

  • City of Quito (1978)
  • Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca (1999)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (2014)

Natural (2)

 

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

 

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