Quito is the capital of Ecuador and at an elevation of 2,850 m above sea level, it is the second highest official capital city in the world, and the closest to the equator. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains.
Guayaquil , officially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the largest city in Ecuador. It is also the nation’s main port. The city is the capital of Guayas Province and the seat of Guayaquil Canton. The city is located on the west bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil.
Baños de Agua Santa
Baños de Agua Santa, commonly referred to as Baños, is a city in eastern Tungurahua Province of Ecuador. Baños is the second most populous city in Tungurahua, after the capital Ambato, and is a major tourist center. Baños is known as the “Gateway to the Amazon,” as it is the last city still located in the mountain region before reaching the jungle and other towns that are located in the Amazon River basin.
Manta has been exploding with new growth for the past few years and shows little sign of slowing down. It is Ecuador’s 4th largest city, with a population of around 300,000 people. There is a beautiful new shopping mall in Manta that has opened within the last two years that includes a terrific grocery/everything store called MegaMaxi.
Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, commonly referred as Cuenca (Quechua: Tumipampa) is the capital and largest city of the Azuay Province of Ecuador. Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2,560 metres (8,400 feet) above sea level, with an urban population of approx. 329,928 and 661,685 inhabitants in the larger metropolitan area. The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its many historical buildings.
Montañita is a small coastal town in Ecuador located in the parish of Manglaralto in the province of Santa Elena about 180 kilometers northwest of Guayaquil. Translated as “little hill”, it became famous very slowly, decades ago, as a place only for surfing, with only a few rustic fishermen houses and one or two surfers tent on summer time.
Ecuador in the News
Guillermo Lasso announces that the National Police and the Armed Forces will act with the necessary means to defend public order and democracy
Through a message to the nation, President Guillermo Lasso announced on ... Read more »
76.4% of Ecuadorians consider that the national strike should end after the dialogue, according to Cedatos
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The government affirms that “it is not going to let itself be knocked down” by the mobilizations
According to the Executive, the demonstrations led by Conaie reached 44 ... Read more »
Ecuador will be a member of the UN Security Council
With 190 votes, the UN General Assembly elected Ecuador as one ... Read more »
The procedure to extradite Rafael Correa passes to the Foreign Ministry
The National Court of Justice (CNJ) sent this Friday to the ... Read more »
National Assembly involved in a new legal-political mess due to the report on the dismissal of Guadalupe Llori
The National Assembly once again entered into a legal conflict derived ... Read more »
PSC repeats the formula in Guayaquil: Cynthia Viteri is going for re-election to the Mayor’s Office
With hundreds of supporters, the mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri, announced ... Read more »
The good, the bad and the promised of Guillermo Lasso’s first year
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Crooked Power, the podcast about the El Universo Case and the importance of press freedom, is on air
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