Category: Ecuador

Quito’s historic center: Open-air museum home to host of treasures; La Prensa Latina

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An open-air museum whose walls and narrow streets have witnessed countless historical events and developments dating back centuries, the Ecuadorian capital’s Old Town boasts a range of architectural, archaeological and artistic treasures among its tourist offerings. Those riches are apparent in the buildings of that colonial center but also in its museums, some located within imposing complexes and others in more modest structures whose small doors are gateways to more unknown aspects of its past.

Source: Quito’s historic center: Open-air museum home to host of treasures – La Prensa Latina Media

Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South America; Stars Insider

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South America dazzles in its cultural and natural diversity. This huge continent includes 12 sovereign states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela), each with its own singular identity. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified numerous South American natural man-made sites, areas, and structures and designated them World Heritage Sites, a landmark or region recognized as being of outstanding international importance. Click through this gallery for a definitive guide to what these are and where they’re located.

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9 Active Beach Vacations With Snorkeling, Hiking, and Endless Water Sports; Maya Kachroo-Levine; Travel+Leisure

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If you’re the type of sun seeker who can’t sit still in a beach chair all day, these activities will keep you going and help you make the most of your destination.

Source: 9 Active Beach Vacations With Snorkeling, Hiking, and Endless Water Sports

Tour group’s horror as world-famous Darwin’s Arch is Ruined; Tamara Hardingham-Gill; CNN

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The world famous ancient rock formation Darwin’s Arch simply collapsed in front of their eyes.

Source: Tour group’s horror as world-famous Darwin’s Arch is RUINED

Iconic Galapagos Formation Crumbles Into The Pacific Ocean; Ed Mazza; Huffington Post

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The area around the arch is a popular diving spot.

Source: Iconic Galapagos Formation Crumbles Into The Pacific Ocean

Discover the Natural Marvels of the Galapagos Islands for Yourself; Skyler Wilder; Men’s Journal

Abundant sea life and giant tortoises are the stars of the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago off the coast of Ecuador.

Source: Discover the Natural Marvels of the Galapagos Islands for Yourself

Unique Galapagos Islands Animals in Photos; Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil; The Planet D

Many animals in the Galapagos Islands are endemic only to the islands as part of a unique ecosystem. Enjoy these Galapagos animals in photos…

Source: Unique Galapagos Islands Animals in Photos | The Planet D

Jordan Harvey’s Ultimate 7-Day Galapagos Islands Itinerary; Jordan Harvey; Travel + Leisure

A Galapagos itinerary from Jordan Harvey, a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world.

Source: Jordan Harvey’s Ultimate 7-Day Galapagos Islands Itinerary

A Yacht Charter Guide for The Galapagos Islands; Chris Head; Travel Daily Media

With as many activities available as islets to explore, the Galapagos Islands offer a trip you won’t forget anytime soon. Renowned diving sites, brilliant hiking, utterly unique flora and fauna and scenic bays offer just a few reasons for you to spend a week or two chartering through the islands, with onshore fine dining offering you the opportunity to mingle with locals and other adventurous souls – the Galapagos really has it all.

Source: A Yacht Charter Guide for The Galapagos Islands

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Galapagos Islands; Hana; Luxury Activist

The Galapagos Islands are the home to incredible wildlife, tropical beaches, green highlands, and tons of attractions. It does not come as a surprise that these UNESCO World Heritage Site destinations have continued to welcome innumerable tourists, scientists, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers every day of the year.

Source: The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Galapagos Islands

How to Travel to the Galapagos Islands; Stacey Leasca; Travel+Leisure

Planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands? Read on to find out when to visit, where to stay, what to do, and much more to ace your vacation.

Source: How to Travel to the Galapagos Islands

19 things to do in Quito if you love architecture and design; Jeff Andrews; Curbed

Ecuador’s capital blends its colonialist history with modern flourishes.

Source: 19 things to do in Quito if you love architecture and design

Great Escapes: Quito, a Colorful, Cultured City in the Heart of the Andes; Tracy Kaler; Barrons

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ecuadorian capital offers rich history and a budding food scene, pretty parks and plazas, and a mother lode of history and culture.

Source: Great Escapes: Quito, a Colorful, Cultured City in the Heart of the Andes

Church Hopping, Volcano Hikes, and Equatorial Experiments: The 4-Day Weekend in Quito; Paul Jebara; Men’s Journal

From neo-gothic architecture to aristinal ice cream, there are tons of reasons to take a four-day Quito vacation in Ecuador.

Source: Church Hopping, Volcano Hikes, and Equatorial Experiments: The 4-Day Weekend in Quito

Tap Into the Growing “Expat Economy” in Cuenca, Ecuador; Carolyn V Hamilton; International Living

It’s no wonder then that over 5,000 expats call Cuenca home. And while many of them are happy to fully embrace their overseas retirement, plenty more are taking the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side.

Source: Tap Into the Growing “Expat Economy” in Cuenca, Ecuador – International Living

How to Travel for Good in the Galápagos Islands; Susan Hanson; Virtuoso

The Galápagos Islands promote sustainable tourism by sourcing local guides, managing species’ populations, and limiting tourists.

Source: How to Travel for Good in the Galápagos Islands

Wonderful World: Discover Quito; Tom Sawyer; Dos Mundos

Welcome tourists! In this edition, Tom Sawyer will talk about the capital of the South American country that is the main exporter of bananas in the world, besides being one of the smallest countries in the American continent. Tom Sawyer is talking about San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Its formal foundation dates to 1534 and it has a population of 2.7 million people while its metropolitan area exceeds 3 million people.

Source: Wonderful World: Discover Quito – Dos Mundos Bilingual Newspaper

Quito, Ecuador: Don’t Let Crime Ruin Your Time; Suzanne; Take To The Highway

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Retiring, Cost of Living and Lifestyle Info 2018; International Living

Cuenca, Ecuador… Full information on retiring, cost of living and real estate options for US citizens. Cuenca, Ecuador’s third-largest city.

Source: Cuenca, Ecuador: Retiring, Cost of Living and Lifestyle Info 2018

The Many Benefits of Living in Cuenca, Ecuador; Donna Stiteler; International Living

The perfect weather, the friendly people, low costs, bargain real estate…there are so many benefits, and so much to love about Ecuador.

Source: The Many Benefits of Living in Cuenca, Ecuador – International Living

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