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Ecuador Travel Guide

One of the smallest nations in South America, Ecuador is a nation bustling with vibrant beauty and a rich culture that attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world. From its well preserved and unique architecture, romantic volcano and mountain landscapes, lush rain forests and sublime majestic islands sums up this small country which is just a bit smaller than the United States state of Nevada.

Here are some of the favorite regions that tourists flocked to Ecuador all year round, each has its own appeal and charm that gives every traveler a jam pack of choices on where to go, what to do and what food to taste as well as immersing themselves in the beauty and the rich culture of Ecuador.

The Coastal lowland region of Ecuador brings an array of scenic plains, beautiful beaches, thick mangrove forest and romantic landscapes of green fields. This has become one of the favorite places for travelers to journey and enjoy the wonderful gifts of nature.

The Guayaquil region lies just beyond the Guayas River, a coastal city that abounds in trading industry and has a rich history that dates back hundreds of years. With a population of over 2 million people it is one of the bustling regions in Ecuador and attracting a lot of visitors both young and old because of its unique coastal setting that inspires writers and artists from all over the world.

The Central Highlands of Ecuador is by far the most dramatic and one of kind geographical traits of Ecuador. Stretching the Andes into two ranges, forming a splendid central valley that has been dubbed as the Avenue of the Volcanoes for in this region can be found Ecuador's 51 volcanoes with about 21 volcanic peaks being active. Popular for hikers and outdoor lovers this is one of the best regions in the whole of South America. Just north of this region lies Quito, the capital city of Ecuador.

Located at a height of about 9,360 feet, Quito is regarded as the second highest capital city in the whole world. It is also one of the world's most captivating cities. Spanish architecture dominates this city with a rich history dating back to Spanish colonial period. Today it is the home to over a million residents and thousands of tourists that visits the city all year round. Museums, colonial plazas and churches, markets and unique restaurants make this city a real charmer in the eyes of travelers from around the world.

Cotopaxi National Park is a region where Mount Cotopaxi is located, with an elevation of 19,460 feet is has since become one of the favorite destination of mountain climbers from all over the world. Just about 40 miles away from Quito makes this an ideal place to stop by for travelers.

Also remember that the famous Galapagos Islands are just near Ecuador, and these are just a few of the many regions in Ecuador where travelers will be guaranteed a great time. Ecuador is truly is a country of diverse culture and beautiful sceneries that are capable of giving everyone a memorable experience.

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