Why is Ecuador Worth Visiting? few regions in the world can boast such a vast and rich biodiversity as South America. Endless landscapes of natural beauty and diversity are seen throughout the majestic Andes Mountains and the pristine Amazon region. Within this large territory there is a unique and magical place, a true compendium of all the natural wonders of the great South American region.
Have you ever imagined a single place with everything you need? That place is called Ecuador and All You Need is Ecuador the country of four worlds, the Pacific coast, the highlands, the Amazon region and the legendary Galapagos Islands. In America and the Caribbean, you can find many countries with beautiful beaches, some with beautiful mountains and others with beautiful tropical forests, but only Ecuador offers all of this in one place within a relatively small area, comparable to the size of the state of Nevada. Ecuador also offers something unique, a treasure that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, the Galapagos Islands.
When in Ecuador you can start your day with a fresh seafood breakfast on the shore of a beautiful beach. After a land trip of only four hours you can grab lunch at the base of a majestic snow-capped volcano located right on the equatorial line. It then takes only four more hours of travel and you will find yourself dining in the mystical Amazon region, and by the following day, with a short one hour and a half trip, you can be visiting the enchanted Galapagos Islands. No other country in the world can offer such an experience.
Not only is Ecuador one of the most compact countries, but it is also one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Ecuador is home to almost twice as many plant species as all of North America combined and more mammals per square meter than anywhere else on the planet. But Ecuador is not only a land of natural wonders, man-made treasures can also be found in this country. Quito, the capital, is the first city to be declared cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, and there you will find the largest and best preserved colonial historical center in South America.
Quito is just nine miles away from the center of the world, the spot where the north and south hemisphere meet and where you can experience phenomenon’s that only occur at earth’s zero degree latitude, the beauty of Ecuador is also found in its people, the country is made up of sixteen million people from fourteen different nationalities each with a unique set of cultures, traditions and language, interestingly, there are also two tribes of non-contacted natives in the Amazon region who live totally isolated from civilization.
Ecuador has won several tourism awards in recent years, during the last 7 years it has been recognized 6 times as the best place in the world for retirees, Quito has won the award for best destination in South America in addition to Ecuador’s recognition as the best green destination in the World. These are only a few reasons why Ecuador is such a fascinating place, but while you are here you will sure discover many more.
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