Bahia de Caráquez, Ecuador

Photo: Ron Mader, Museum (Some rights reserved) Updating our coverage of Bahia de Caráquez, Ecuador. Many thanks to Patricio Tamariz for providing much of the text on our wiki. HistoryThe bay of Bahia de Caráquez was first named by Francisco Pizarro in 1532 as Bahia de Caraque on his last voyage down the coast to …

Guayaquil

Photo: descubriendoelmundo, Descubriendo el mundo (Some rights reserved) Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the banks of the Guayas River, which flows into the Gulf of Guayaquil on the Pacific Ocean. Google Maps Videos Fernando Icaza Cantón Guayaquil TimeCurrent Time in Guayaquil FlickrGuayaquil [email protected]@[email protected]@Malecon2000Gye FacebookGuayaquil es mi DestinoBosque Cerro Blanco …

Cajas National Park

Photo: Trevor Klatko, Otherworldly (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Cajas National Park (Parque Nacional El Cajas) Wikipedia: El Cajas National Park or Cajas National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional El Cajas) is a national park in the highlands of Ecuador. It is located about 30 km west from Cuenca, the capital of the province of Azuay. …

Loja, Ecuador

Photo: David A. Acosta, Loja (Some rights reserved) Loja (Ciudad de la Inmaculada Concepción de Loja, City of the Immaculate Conception of Loja), is located in the Cuxibamba valley in southern Ecuador. The province of Loja shares borders with the provinces of Zamora-Chinchipe and El Oro, and with Perú in the south. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9H5oLYcamSK1MVCR7 Cultural …

Quito Metro

Logo Quito Metro (Spanish: Metro de Quito, abbreviated as MDQ), is an underground rail mass transit system consisting of one single line in Quito, Ecuador. Key Linksmetrodequito.gob.ecMapa [email protected] YouTubeMetro Turismo – Enrique Cabanilla HeadlinesThe boring part is over for Quito subwayQuito prueba su primer metro, un proyecto que solo le tomó 3 años en obrasParadas …

Cantones del Ecuador = Ecuador Cantons

Image: Wikipedia (Some rights reserved) The Trabajos Geografía Turística del Ecuador videos prepared by students of tourism professor and longtime friend Enrique Cabanilla. This is a master-class in geography and travel and tourism insights for those keen on Ecuador. Videos are narrated in Spanish by students. Fun fact: there are 221 cantóns in the country. …

Huaorani

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Huaorani, Waorani, or Waodani, also known as the Waos, are native Amerindians from the Amazonian Region of Ecuador (Napo, Orellana, and Pastaza Provinces) who have marked differences from other ethnic groups from Ecuador. DocumentariesTrinkets and Beads – Filmed over two years, Trinkets and Beads tells the story of how the Huaorani …

Galápagos Links

Galápagos Flag What would locals like others know about the Galápagos? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesEcuador faces fishing crisis near GalápagosGalapagos rock formation Darwin’s Arch has collapsedWanna Visit the Galápagos Islands? It Could Soon Cost You a Lot MoreThe reality of being a Galapagos Islands guide – Telegraph Governmentgobie[email protected]cGGalapagos Tourismobservatoriogalapagos.gob.ec [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]

Mindo, Ecuador

Photo: Alexey Yakovlev, Caterpillar (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Mindo is a mountainous watershed in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes. In this transitional area — which covers an area of 268 square kilometers (103 sq mi) …