The Coastal Region lies West of the Andes towards the Pacific Ocean. It consists of coastal lowlands and minor mountain ranges. Generally has a tropical climate –hot and moist, averaging 25ş C (76ş F) to 31ş C (90ş F) during the year; however, the cold Humboldt current modifies this heat and humidity on dry season and the beaches are enjoyable throughout the year. The ... read more
The Republic of Ecuador is located on the Northwest Coast of South America and lies on both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres, divided by the imaginary Equator line. Ecuador’s continental territory is bordered by Colombia to the North, Peru to the South and East and to the West by the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America and ... read more
The Inter-Andean Region is the country´s geographical heartland, lying between the two major chains of the Andes mountains - the Western Chain (Cordillera Occidental) and the Eastern Chain (Cordillera Oriental). The Eastern Chain is wider and higher; however, mount Chimborazo (6.267 meters), the highest mountain in Ecuador, is part of the Western Chain. The highest act ... read more
The Amazon Region begins on the East of the Andes. This region is characterized by its exuberant and unique rainforest ecosystems. High temperatures prevail, with abundant rainfall. The average temperature varies from 23şto 26 şC (72ş to 80ş F). The rivers formed in the mountains by the melting snow empty into the Amazon, Napo River is the longest in Ecuador and flows for ... read more
Located on the Equator, 1.000 kilometres from Ecuador’s coastline are the Galapagos Islands. Made famous by Charles Darwin, where he found the inspiration and substantiation for his theories regarding the evolution of species, the Galápagos Islands are volcanic originated. The climate is a pleasant sub-tropical moulded by the ocean currents, especially the co ... read more