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Ecuador is divided into four geographic regions:

The country is made up of four different regions – the coast, the mountain range in the centre, and the Amazon to the east, along the Galapagos archipelago in the Pacific.


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Exploring the 4 Destinations and Regions here...

 

  • THE HIDDEN PACIFIC COASTAL CORNERS REGIONThe coast consists of lowlands in the western part of the country, including the Pacific coast; Andes is the high altitude belt running from north to south along the centre of the country is characterised by mountainous terrain of the Andes; the Amazon jungle to the east is almost half of the total land area. This variety of topography and climate given the unique biodiversity in Ecuador.It has more than 1000 kilometres of pristine beaches lapped by the Pacific Ocean. The climate varies between 22 and 26º C, the currents of the Child (warm) and Humboldt (cold) balance climate and rainfall in this region.

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  • THE ANDEAN AND HIGHLANDS REGIONCalled interandino Valley is crossed from north to south by the Andes Mountains, volcanoes and glaciers here give a diverse topography of this region. The Chimborazo, Cotopaxi National Park, the currently active volcano Tungurahua, Cayambe, is really emblematic symbols of the country for its natural beauty. In this region it is located Quito (capital of Ecuador) declared by UNESCO 30 years Cultural Heritage of Humanity makes for having a historic centre known as the Shrine of Art in America for its churches, museums, monasteries, traditions and history.An avenue of volcanoes, 25 of they active dominate the Ecuadorian highlands; several of these, including Tungurahua and Sangay, have erupted in recent years. In Cotopaxi, Ecuador boasts the world’s highest active volcano, while the summit of Chimborazo, an extinct volcano and Ecuador’s highest peak, is the furthest point from the Earth’s centre.The Ecuadorian highland is a fascinating mixture of colonial heritage and indigenous cultures ideal for the community services. Large, bustling cities with fine colonial districts contrast the lively, colourful artisan and produce markets of indigenous communities. With such mountains to play with so close to Quito, it’s small wonder that Ecuador is becoming increasingly popular for trekkers and climbers searching for Andean beauty in off-the-beaten track areas.The climate of the Andes is very varied, despite being very near the Line Equatorial the temperature ranges from 10 to 25 ° C due to the influence of The Andes and winds through the valleys and plains.

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  • THE AMAZON RAINFOREST OR AMAZON REGION

Called jungle or jungle from where came the principal tributaries of the Amazon River, has primary forests are protected National Parks how’s Cuyabeno and Yasuni. This region is one of the largest lungs of the world. The great biodiversity Ecuador Rainforest has reflected in the number and variety of animals and plants that visitors can observe species. To penetrate in the East only need 20 minutes from Quito by air to be in contact with monkeys, parrots, macaws and a wet-hot-hot climate with abundant rainfall. The temperature ranges between 22 and 26º C.

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  • THE ENCHANTED GALAPAGOS ISLANDS OR INSULAR REGIONThe UNESCO Planet declared the volcanic Galapagos Islands or Enchanted Isles a World Heritage Site in 1979, and six years after a biosphere reserve; only place in the world for its exotic fauna and flora. Its friendly wildlife does not flee from the presence of visitors, unique in the world such as: giant tortoises or turtles, iguanas, sea lions, penguins, flamingos, seals, birds of beautiful colours, etc. make this magical place where time is stopped so that today we admire. They have been referred to studies of famous scientists like Charles Darwin created the theory of “Evolution of the Species”. They are located approximately 1000 km. of the Ecuadorian coast. A half hour flight from the Ecuadorian mainland, Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the islands varies greatly between 7 and 32 ° C from December to June are warm months is considered hot and wet season months ideal for diving and snorkelling for that water It has a nice temperature. From July to November it is cool. The average annual temperature is 24º C. From July to September the climate is dry but cooler, the water temperature drops considerably, is ideal for observing aquatic life more season, as the animals prefer the colder currents.
Female tourist lays on beach with sea lions and seals in Galapagos Island in Ecuador

Female tourist lays on beach with sea lions and seals in Galapagos Island in Ecuador..

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