You may never have considered traveling to EcuadorBut the truth is that this country has a lot to offer the traveler. For example, you should know that, with 46 different ecosystems, it is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. And do not think that this diversity is only found in ecosystems, but that Ecuador is also very culturally and geographically varied. In fact, each of the four regions of the country has its own climate, flora, fauna, landscapes and activities. Another great attraction of this place is that it is small, making it easy to explore in no time. We must also highlight its good weather, its friendly people, its artistic side and, of course, the Galapagos Islands, one of the most surprising corners of the world.
To get to know Ecuador more deeply, an ideal place for ecological, rest and adventure tourism, today we are going to take a tour of its cities more important. Of course, it is important to keep in mind that we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Guayaquil, the most populous city in the Republic of Ecuador, as well as being an important center of commerce. The city stands out for its high use of mass transit, its density and the diversity of its population. Founded in the mid-16th century, it is the main access point for cruises to the Galapagos. In addition, you should know that thanks to urban renewal projects and the new international airport, tourism is growing.
The capital of Ecuador is Quito, officially known as San Francisco de Quito. It is the second most populous city in the country, in addition to being the political center of the Republic, housing the main governmental, cultural and financial organizations. Along with Krakow, it was the first city declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco Thanks, among other things, to the fact that it houses the least altered historical center of Latin America.
Officially known as Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca is home to a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, it is important to note that it receives the nickname of "the Athens of Ecuador"; because of his architecture, its diversity and its contribution to the Ecuadorian arts, sciences and letters.
Santo Domingo de los Colorados or, simply, Santo Domingo, is the fourth most populous city in Ecuador. It houses some important cultural, financial, commercial and administrative organizations. We want to highlight its areas natural, which are endowed with high biodiversity, in addition to their nightlife.
The fifth most populous city in Ecuador is Machala. It is a city agricultural, industrial and with an important commercial and banking movement. It is known as "Banana Capital of the world" or "World Banana Capital", since from Puerto Boívar banana is exported to the whole world.
Durán, also known as Eloy Alfaro, is the sixth most populous city in the country. It is located in front of Guayaquil and, in fact, it is the city bedroom for many workers who work in the main city of Ecuador.
We continue our tour of the most important cities of Ecuador in Portoviejo, which has many tourist attractions as it is located in the coast. The Crucita Beach and the Enchantment Lagoon stand out, which hides mysteries in its waters.
Finally, we must talk about Manta, a city settled in a bay. Thank you to your Beaches, is visited every year by numerous national and foreign tourists. It is also known for its night life.
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The largest and most populated cities of Ecuador (February 2021)
- cities, Guayaquil, Quito