by PlacidWay | MEDTRAVEL Ecuador
A relative small country located in South America, bordered in the north with Colombia, in the South and east with Peru and to the west with the Pacific Ocean, has a population of 14 million people and 256.000 square kilometers. The local currency since 2000 is the US Dollar, which gives travelers coming from the United States a convenience way to pay and manage local prices. The official language is Spanish. English is widely understood in mayor cities and tourist areas.
Ecuador is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, the home of the Galapagos Islands, pristine, white, sandy virgin beaches and national parks scattered along her Pacific coastline. Visitors to Ecuador may enjoy swimming in warm sea waters year round, or venture into the higher mountain ranges for hiking, backpacking, bicycle riding, or just to enjoy the vistas.
Visitors to Ecuador also have a wealth of opportunities to explore the Amazon jungle, its beauties, dangers and unique culinary opportunities. The people of Ecuador are extremely friendly and welcoming to tourists and foreigners, regardless of their origin.
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