Romantic, enigmatic, mesmerizing, energetic, historic, vibrant, dynamic, cultural, friendly, breathtaking, inspiring: these are but a handful of the adjectives that could help up to sum up Quito – the capital of Ecuador – in a nutshell.
However, there’s so much more to Quito that just a string of adjectives, and they’re found in the wide array of experiences, places, and moments it offers. Here are 12 reasons to visit Quito, Ecuador:1. The Historic Center
As one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Cities in [...]
As the Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination with mild weather patterns and very few migratory species, the best time to go to the Galapagos may very will depend on what you yourself hope to see and do there. Some periods like January through April offer terrific conditions for snorkeling, given calmer seas and warmer ocean temperatures, while drier and cooler months like July through September lend themselves more to hiking along the coast and through the highlands. Various times throughout year are ideal for exploring some of the [...]
The Independence of Guayaquil in Ecuador is a powerful reminder of how relatively small events in history can have big outcomes. At the time, Spain held possession of nearly all of South America, with Lima functioning as the main capital of Viceroyalty. The continent itself would later be divided into three main administrative centers: the Viceroyalty of New Granada (established in 1717 and consisting of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador); the Viceroyalty of Peru (established in 1542 and made up of Chile, Peru and Ecuador); and the Viceroyalty of [...]
Saltwater crabs pervade almost every shore you visit, but in the Galapagos Islands – which are known for their unique biota – there is only one species that really stands out from the rest. Sally Lightfoot crabs in Galapagos are popular among tourists due to their remarkably bright colors and agility. This magnificent creature is able to dance through the deep black lava rocks and withstand the crashing waves of the Pacific.