Surface: 283 561 km²
Capital: Quito
Population: 15.22368 million inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Status: Non-essential travel to certain areas in Ecuador inadvisable.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Ecuador. This avoids the lengthy rainy season and you daarmaast the best chance for pleasant temperatures.


Spanish is the official language in Ecuador.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least six months upon arrival in Ecuador.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 90 days in Ecuador.

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Ecuador, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

In Ecuador (except Quito and Guayaquil) there is malaria.

Money and Money
In Ecuador is paid to the US dollar (USD).

Traffic and route
In Ecuador you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Ecuador, a plug adapter is required. You will also need a converter in some cases.


Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Ecuador can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Ecuador available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites in Ecuador end in .ec.
Official website of Ecuador: ecuador.travel .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Ecuador.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Ecuador.


An overview of all the holidays in Ecuador available at Beleven.org .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Ecuador can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Ecuador can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube, Beleven.org, Waarbenjijnu.nl, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.