Travel to Ecuador

Encompassing the Amazonian Rainforest, picture-perfect beaches and megadiversity, this country is an array of native beauty and scenic sights. The alluring charm of Ecuador makes most visitors yearn for round two.

Key facts

  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • Population: 17.2 million
  • National dish: Ecuadorian Ceviche
  • Bottle of beer: 1.50 USD
  • Offical language: Spanish
  • Hello: Hola
  • Capital city: Quito
  • Minimum wage: 2.48 USD/hour
  • Annual temperatures: 9°C - 21°C


Culture

The Ecuadorian culture is vibrant and full of life, blended with indigenous customs and European colonial influence. Ecuador’s population predominantly consists of mixed backgrounds which means you can experience entirely new micro-cultures between cities and villages. The country’s distinct architecture and artwork are a reflection of its heterogeneous community.


Best time to visit

Surprisingly, the wet season (December - May) is considered the best time to visit if you want to relax on the beaches, as it’s a lot warmer throughout the day with few tropical rainfalls in the afternoons. April and May are exceptionally great months to visit, as the water is usually pristine off the Galapagos Islands. For those wanting to explore the Amazon, it's recommended you visit in the dry season (June - September).


Best places to visit

Quito

High above sea level and perfectly nestled in the mountain tops sits the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. The city’s heart and soul lie in its Old Town, overflowing with compelling architecture, stunning plazas and churches packed with amazing artwork. There’s no doubt why it’s dubbed a Unesco World Heritage Site.

High above sea level and perfectly nestled in the mountain tops sits the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. The city’s heart and soul lie in its Old Town, overflowing with compelling architecture, stunning plazas and churches packed with amazing artwork. There’s no doubt why it’s dubbed a Unesco World Heritage Site.