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Ecuador Travel Guide

Resources, Articles & Tips


General Information


  • Weather Guide - Offers daily high and lows for popular destinations in the country...just click scroll down on the left hand side and click on "Ecuador."
  • Weather Guide - Offers daily high and lows for popular destinations in the country...just click scroll down on the left hand side and click on "Ecuador."
  • Oanda - Currency Converter - Amazing site...has wallet size conversion chart that can be printed out so you don't have to bumble about with a calculator during your trip.
  • Oanda - Currency Converter - Amazing site...has wallet size conversion chart that can be printed out so you don't have to bumble about with a calculator during your trip.
  • Ecuador - Background information on Ecuador with population statistics, a map, and weather information.
  • Ecuador - Background information on Ecuador with population statistics, a map, and weather information.
  • Ecuador - A Country Profile - From the US Library of Congress, this site includes extensive historical, geographical, economical, cultural and political information about Ecuador.
  • Ecuador - A Country Profile - From the US Library of Congress, this site includes extensive historical, geographical, economical, cultural and political information about Ecuador.

Hotels & Restaurants


  • Hotels in Ecuador - Directories of hotels by region, maps, travel services and tourist information.
  • Hotels in Ecuador - Directories of hotels by region, maps, travel services and tourist information.

Language Related


  • Ahora Hablo! Medical Edition - This medical Spanish book is pocket-sized and includes vocabulary for dental and vision care as well as many specialized areas such as obstetrics and cardiology.
  • Ahora Hablo! Medical Edition - This medical Spanish book is pocket-sized and includes vocabulary for dental and vision care as well as many specialized areas such as obstetrics and cardiology.
  • AmeriSpan Unlimited - AmeriSpan specializes in Spanish Immersion, Volunteer & Internship programs in Latin America and Spain for travelers and businesspeople. Currently, there are 40 programs available in 15 different countries.
  • AmeriSpan Unlimited - AmeriSpan specializes in Spanish Immersion, Volunteer & Internship programs in Latin America and Spain for travelers and businesspeople. Currently, there are 40 programs available in 15 different countries.

News & Culture


  • Newspapers of Ecuador - The American Journalism Review's complete listing of Ecuadoran Newspapers (mostly in Spanish).
  • Newspapers of Ecuador - The American Journalism Review's complete listing of Ecuadoran Newspapers (mostly in Spanish).
  • La Hora - Another Ecuadoran daily newspaper online.
  • La Hora - Another Ecuadoran daily newspaper online.
  • Cuenca - An informative site with links to local newpapers, hotels, and restaurants in Cuenca. It also offers the daily exchange rate of Ecuadorian sucres to the dollar. (Available in Español)
  • Cuenca - An informative site with links to local newpapers, hotels, and restaurants in Cuenca. It also offers the daily exchange rate of Ecuadorian sucres to the dollar. (Available in Español)

Staff Picks



Travel & Tourism


  • Ecuador - History & Adventure - This site gives background information about the culture, history and people of Ecuador as well as some of the more popular adventure tours to the Galapagos, the Coastal Lowlands and the Rainforest.
  • Ecuador - History & Adventure - This site gives background information about the culture, history and people of Ecuador as well as some of the more popular adventure tours to the Galapagos, the Coastal Lowlands and the Rainforest.
  • Ecuador Explorer - An "in-the-know" online guide to what to do and where to go in Ecuador.
  • Ecuador Explorer - An "in-the-know" online guide to what to do and where to go in Ecuador.
  • Ecuador - Brought to by the folks at the Ecuadorian Embassy in D.C., this site is so filled with helpful details it may answer questions you didn't even know you had!
  • Ecuador - Brought to by the folks at the Ecuadorian Embassy in D.C., this site is so filled with helpful details it may answer questions you didn't even know you had!
  • Ecuador Information Packet - From the South American Explorers Club, a good source of travel information for South and Central America. They operate a "clubhouse" for members in Quito, Ecuador and provide information on trip planning, travel conditions, maps and guidebooks.
  • Ecuador Information Packet - From the South American Explorers Club, a good source of travel information for South and Central America. They operate a "clubhouse" for members in Quito, Ecuador and provide information on trip planning, travel conditions, maps and guidebooks.
  • Travelogues - A library of travel and tourism with an emphasis on personal travelogues.
  • Travelogues - A library of travel and tourism with an emphasis on personal travelogues.
  • South American Explorers Club - An excellent source of travel information for South and Central America. With clubhouses in Lima, Peru; Quito, Ecuador; and Ithaca, New York, the Club provides members with reliable, up-to-date information on discount airfares, trip planning, travel conditions, and everything else you need to know for your trip or expedition.
  • South American Explorers Club - An excellent source of travel information for South and Central America. With clubhouses in Lima, Peru; Quito, Ecuador; and Ithaca, New York, the Club provides members with reliable, up-to-date information on discount airfares, trip planning, travel conditions, and everything else you need to know for your trip or expedition.
  • Moon Travel Handbook-Ecuador - Ecuador offers visitors to South America the best the whole continent has to offer, all in one country, and all within a single day's travel.
  • Moon Travel Handbook-Ecuador - Ecuador offers visitors to South America the best the whole continent has to offer, all in one country, and all within a single day's travel.
  • Travel-Ecuador - A list of resources from Nerd World Media. Includes information about adventure tours to the Galapagos Islands; bed & breakfasts throughout Ecuador; and insider tours through the jungle and off the beaten path.
  • Travel-Ecuador - A list of resources from Nerd World Media. Includes information about adventure tours to the Galapagos Islands; bed & breakfasts throughout Ecuador; and insider tours through the jungle and off the beaten path.
  • Ecuaventura - Comprensive guide to all the resources needed by tourists visiting Ecuador, from cafeterias to hotels, and from how to rent a car to the best destinations in the country.
  • Ecuaventura - Comprensive guide to all the resources needed by tourists visiting Ecuador, from cafeterias to hotels, and from how to rent a car to the best destinations in the country.

Ecuador Travel Articles


  • Gazpacho (Recipes) - Cold tomato-cucumber soup popular in Mexico & Spain.
  • Tres Leches (Recipes) - Tres Leches means 3 milks and gets its name from the 3 different kinds of milk added to make the cake. It is a popular dessert in many Latin American countries.
  • Cesaria Evora (Music Reviews) - AmeriSpan's Carol LaMastra reviews Cesaria Evora: Café Atlantico and lists a couple of runner-ups.
  • Tips for Traveling Inexpensively (AmeriSpan Staff Commentary) - These days, from the weak dollar to the outrageous airfares, traveling abroad may seem out of the question. We beg to differ! There are many ways you can travel that are budget-friendly. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite cheap travel tips to help you make your trip a reality!
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