Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Ecuador
LiveTheLifeinEcuador | March 25, 2015
Venture to Ecuador for an exciting and unique adventure. While there are more than 10 attractions you will want to visit, here are just a few to get you started:
Mindo. Hook up to a zip line and soar through the Ecuadorian cloud forest or hike to the waterfalls. There are outdoor activities for all fitness and experience levels and you’ll appreciate the clean, quiet air after being in the cities for several days.
Basilica del Voto Nacional. For less than $2, you can spend the day viewing the cathedral and taking in its majesty.
Cotopaxi. The world’s tallest active volcano can be seen from Quito. While no eruption has been experienced for years, there are continuous emissions and light activity. Join an organized group to reach the summit for spectacular views.
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. The second largest reserve of all the national parks in Ecuador with a mild climate. It is an integral part of the Amazonia nature reserve with unique ecological features.
Canoa. A beautiful beach town on the Pacific side of Ecuador where travelers enjoy a retreat without the crowds. Hop on the bus from Quito and spend the day in Canoa or spend the night in a beach bungalow and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean lapping at the sand.
The Quilotoa Loop. Plan on several days to see one of Ecuador’s most exhilarating excursions. It can take days to reach the loop but it will be worth the effort. Hike around the crater, camp at the bottom and talk to the locals for an authentic experience.
The Galapagos Islands. See penguins, sea lions, iguanas and the famous sea tortoises on an excursion to these islands, 600 miles from the coast. Snorkel and swim alongside the animals for the ultimate in sea-life views.
Baños de Agua Santa. Enjoy the relaxing waters of the thermal spas after days of walking, hiking and exploring.
Montañita. Dance the night away in this fishing town known for its vibrant nightlife and music scene.
Otavalo Market. Shop the unique crafts, jewelry and souvenirs created by the locals in Ecuador and take home some true keepsake of your time in this amazing country.
Regardless of what you decide to do during your time in Ecuador, you’ll fall in love with the country and its warm, giving people. Explore a new city and see more of what this part of the world has to offer. When you’re ready to browse real estate options in this exciting location, do not hesitate to contact me, Torrin Brauch, today!