Hello dear friends of our travel community …! we are here again with you to share more about our beautiful country. Ecuador is a small territory in the center of the world with 4 unique regions that you will not find in any corner of the world, with international awards for its biodiversity, natural and cultural heritage, historic sites dating back more than 500 years ago, sustainability and activities are some of the reasons that follow will detail; make this beautiful country earn a place among the great destinations worldwide recognition as far as tourism is concerned, then we give you 10 reasons to visit Ecuador.
1.- Easy accessibility, modern airports
Airlines from USA, Europe, Central America, South America including Asia…! This continent soon will be connect to Ecuador with a direct flight to the city of Dubai with average rates of $ 700. Ecuador has two modern international airports in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil, each with international recognition for its infrastructure and services. However, they are not the only ones, there are others airport for domestic flights; for example there is a modern ecological airport in Galapagos, all these airports offer visitors a comfortable welcome on his arrival to our country.
2.- Historic cities and hotel infrastructure
Ecuador has colonial cities with buildings, parks and churches that were built for more than 200 years in different cities; all these cities provide accommodation that when mixed with these historical colonial centers give the feeling of traveling back in time, from excellent hotels and lodges boutiques to major hotel chains with high standards. For example, Quito is the capital of Ecuador and provides a colonial atmosphere, has an important historical center and churches, it was awarded in August 2014 by the World Travel Awards as best city destination in South America; Guayaquil seaport considered the pearl of the Pacific and most populated city offers modernity; Cuenca is also a city with rich colonial history and heritage recognized by Unesco. Moreover, Ambato, Manta, Riobamba, Caráquez Bay, Ibarra, Salinas are just some of many more.
3.- Among the 10 countries with the highest growth of tourism in the world
Ecuador is considered as one of the best destinations in the world according to CNN and The New York Times. However, in August 2014 the Yahoo Travel in its study entitled “The hot list of world’s 10 top travel” by a network of consultants and suppliers of luxury travel, started to Ecuador among the 10 countries that have an important tourist growth year after year. Ecuador is ranked # 8 of the top among countries like Hungary, Hong Kong, Australia, Croatia, New Zealand, Chile and Indonesia.
4.- Among the best countries to live abroad
International Living magazine recommends in its list of countries to Ecuador as a destination for retirees from around the world for its comfortable living costs, biodiversity, climate, infrastructure, people and culture. Moreover, the Expat Insider Survey with views of more than 14,000 expatriates from more than 160 countries worldwide “are people who know what living away from home,” answered the questions in this survey about quality of life, family relationships, romance, leisure, personal finances and job searching, who described and conclude that Ecuador is “a place to stay forever” and it is the country on this list that brings more happiness to people who choose to live here.
5.- A country with 4 different worlds
Ecuador despite having very small regions, it has 4 very different from one another, which seems to exist 4 different countries within oneself due to their customs, traditions, cuisine, climate. If you love the snow you can visit the Andes and the route of the volcanoes (some in constant activity) where you will have the opportunity to ascend to their craters or visit their glaciers; or if you like a more rustic adventure, you can visit the Amazon rainforest and delve into the wildlife and admire pumas and snakes, canoeing rivers; If you prefer to sun and beach tourism, travel the entire route of the sun on the Pacific coast to meet the most beautiful beaches in South America is another option. Finally, our flagship destination that needs no introduction, the enchanted Galapagos Islands.
6.- International awards
The José Joaquín de Olmedo Guayaquil’s airport received last July of 2014 the award for best regional airport in South America by Skytrax, in subsequent weeks this airport took first place in best airport in Latin America and the caribbean granted by the ACI (Airports Council International). However, the Mariscal Sucre Quito’s airport received the award for best airport in South America by the World Travel Awards in August 2014; the “cruise train” as the best luxury train South America 2014; Ecuador also won in the category Best Green Destination in South America.
7.- Ecuador as a world Heritage
Since 1978 Ecuador is part of the heritage list of UNESCO, Quito being the first city in the country to be declared a world heritage site in 1978. The Galapagos Islands are the same year the title to natural heritage humanity and six years later as a biosphere reserve. In 1983 the Sangay National Park is also a UNESCO natural heritage of mankind. Then in 1999, the beautiful city of Cuenca is declared cultural heritage of humanity and the reason is because the structure still retains its historic center intact since its founding. Another cultural event is the “traditional weaving the straw hat” that still remained strong through the centuries which UNESCO also recognized this activity as World Heritage in 2012.
8.- Unique cultural events
If you are the type tourists who enjoy meeting new cultures, indigenous rituals, experience with ancient indigenous communities; In Ecuadorian territory there are 13 indigenous communities and some of them, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, these indean communities have had very little contact with the modernization or development of the country so they still have that bond of their ancestors that will take you to have a unforgettable experience.
9.-Dollarization and currency exchange
15 years ago, due to extreme problems of inflation in the economy, The decision to use the US dollar as the official currency was taken, and it is held until the present, this could stabilize the country economically speaking, but … why is it convenient? or what has it to do with tourism in Ecuador ?, It provides foreign tourist “security”, the dollar is a very stable currency and is not exposed to unexpected devaluations during the journey to Ecuador.
10.- Visiting Ecuador is safe
According to the latest report issued by one of the world’s leading pollsters call Gallup World Poll, Ecuador is the 4th safest country in Latin America after Nicaragua, Panama and Chile.
Actually there are many more reasons to visit our beloved country but that would go into much more detail and we would expand more on this topic, so make up your mind and visit us, you are always welcome !.
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