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Ecuador literally means equator taken from the fact that the country rests directly on the equatorial line. It lies in the north-western region of the continent of South America and is bounded by Colombia in the north and Peru in the south and east. Its western shores meet the vast Pacific Ocean alongside the islands of Galapagos which is approximately ... Read More »

Sangay National Park

Sangay National Park, Morona Santiago, Ecuador has two active volcanoes namely Sangay and Tungrahua as well as glaciers and tropical rainforests. The Sangay is a volcano that is an active strato-volcano. It is located on the south most corner of the country. The Sangay Volcano is famous for its explosive venting and spewing of clouds of thick ashes which has ... Read More »

San Rafael Waterfall

San Rafael waterfall is an impressive display of nature, over 500 feet high, it is a massive volume of water, that is the largest water fall and it is located in Ecuador. Falling at 150 metres height, they are an impressive and spectacular waterfall. To be specific they are found at the foot of an active volcano that rises out ... Read More »

Podocarpus National Park

The Podocarpus National Park, Loja & Zamora, Ecuador, refers to a National Park that is situated in the Provinces of Loja and Zamora Chinchipe in south-east of Ecuador and which was founded in 1982. The Park covers a total area of 146.80 square kilometres. About 15 per cent of the park lies in the Loja Province while the remainder is ... Read More »

Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park, Macabi, Ecuador has a variety of attractions which include Isla de la Plata, Los Frailes, Salango, Puerto Rican beaches and Puerto Cayo. The name is derived from the pre Columbian cultures that lived here. The Park covers a total area of 136,000 acres with an average temperature of 24 degree Celsius being heavily influenced by the Humboldt ... Read More »

Galapagos Rift

Galapagos Rift, Equador is a volcanic hotspot located in the East Pacific Ocean that resulted in the formation of the Galapagos Islands and Malpelso, Carnegie, Cocos all which are aseismic ridge systems lying on two tectonic plates. The rift is found on the on the Nazca Plate close to the Cocos plate and the Pacific plate forming the Galapagos Triple ... Read More »

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean, Ecuador goes by the official name Islas de Colón or Islas Galápagos. The island refers to volcanic archipelago islands which are scattered around the equator. These islands of the Pacific Ocean are some 525 miles from Ecuador. The islands and the surrounding waters collectively form a province of Ecuador, a marine reserve and a national park. ... Read More »

Esmeraldas Region

Esmeraldas Region, Esmeraldas, Ecuador is a coatal city that is located in the northwest Ecuador. It boosts of the esmeraldas Canton which is the regional centre of the esmeraldas province of Ecuador. Esmaerada is a major seaport that lies on the pacific coast at the estuary of the Esmeraldas river. Moat afro Ecudorian peple come from this region. The major ... Read More »

Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano, Cotopaxi, Equador is a strato-volcano that is found in the Andes Mountains about 17 miles to the south of Quito, Ecuador. The Cotopaxi Volcano is the second highest peak in Ecuador rising to 19, 347 feet above the sea level. The name Cotopaxi means neck of the moon. Cotopaxi Volcano, Cotopaxi, Equador is characterized by a symmetrical cone ... Read More »