Ecuador – Quito

Ecuador  is a paradise with a diverse ecosystem all wrapped up in one single country.  You can enjoy beaches, forests, islands, snow-capped peaks and large cities offering such diversity and making visitors want to return time after time… some even come back and make it their home!

Ecuador has something to offer everyone. Nowhere else in Latin America can you find such a diversity of landscapes, climates and cultures in such a compact and easily accessible area.

The Andes Mountains, the Amazon rainforest, the coastal beaches and the Galapagos Islands – there is an incredible variety of adventures to choose from.

 

Quito, the capital of Ecuador with a population of approximately 2.5 million, is a city of contrasts housing colonial architecture and cathedrals with state-of-the-art skyscrapers and shopping centres all set to a backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes.

Quito was the first city to be given the prestigious title of ‘World Cultural Heritage Site’ by UNESCO and is a naturally and exotically beautiful place.

Quito offers many cultural and social activities ranging from clubs and bars to museums and art fairs.  The cost of living is still reasonable compared to other South American capital cities.

Remember that the people of Quito are famous for their clear and well-spoken Spanish – a real plus for beginners.