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Why Should Ecuador Be On Your Bucket List?

- By: Rebecca Braak

Not sure whether or not you should visit Ecuador? Here are 4 reasons why this country should be part of your bucket list, and you won’t need any other reason to visit!

  1. Diversity
  2. Culture
  3. Budget-friendly
  4. Magnificent beaches

Why You Should Add Ecuador to Your Bucket List: 

1. Diversity

The diversity in Ecuador is tremendous, and this alone should be reason enough to visit this beautiful country. Ecuador can be divided into four regions; the pacific coast, the Andes, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. Due to the small size of the country, you can travel from beaches to mountains, to tropical forests within hours. Each region has something special to offer, and it is definitely worth a visit.  

The coast of Ecuador is a paradise for every traveler. If you enjoy spending your vacation in beautiful places, with nice weather and picturesque surroundings, this is the place for you. For example, the coast offers pristine sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes. If you are lucky, you might even spot a whale on the horizon along the coast. The coastline offers a variety of delicious food made with freshly caught fish that you can enjoy while looking at the stunning scenery

The Andes in Ecuador is also known as the Sierra and the highlands and is one of the most visited regions in the country. The Andes provide a wide range of culinary experiences, accommodation, and cultural festivals, and offers a spectacular setting for pristine nature and unique cultures

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, you will experience one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, with more than three million species living in the rainforest. This incredible place has remained partly untouched and gives you the opportunity to meet local tribes and cultures.

And finally, the Galapagos Islands is one of the most touristic regions in Ecuador. And it’s no wonder, with its unique wildlife and beautiful sandy beaches. If you want to experience wild animals, then Galapagos is a must-see! Prepare to be close with marine iguanas and giant tortoises, while enjoying the stunning atmosphere of the islands.

The beauty of the four regions and what amazing experiences they offer should be reason enough for you to include Ecuador on your bucket list!

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2. Vibrant Cultures 

Ecuador has a vibrant and distinct culture, which originates from its long and rich history. As a result, the culture includes a mix of indigenous people and European influence. In addition to its rich history, Ecuador is home to tremendous cultural diversity as well as unique customs and traditions. Rebecca Adventure Travel gives you the opportunity to experience its greatness and be amazed by what it has to offer.

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3. Budget-Friendly

Staying or vacationing in Ecuador can be super budget-friendly! Here is a list of what you probably are going to save money on:

  • Food 
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation 
  • Experiences 

The food in Ecuador is both delicious and really cheap. Every region has its own traditional food, and with Rebecca Adventure Travel, you can get the opportunity to try everything you desire. The tours can be tailor-made, to match your preferences completely.   

You can find really good and cheap options for accommodation, both for long stays and for vacation. If you are into homestays, hotels, hostels, or B&B, the possibilities are endless. 

Ecuador has a lot of options regarding transportation. If you are traveling on a budget, the bus is a really good option. Taxis and Ubers are also really cheap, compared to other countries. For long distances, the bus is the cheapest option but you spend more time traveling than with Taxis and Ubers. You can also fly to selected destinations within Ecuador, but this is fairly more expensive than the bus, but also a lot faster. 

Experiences can also be done at very fair prices. Rebecca Adventure Travel offers budget-friendly trips and experiences, to the Andes, the Amazon, the Coast, and the Galapagos Islands.

4. Magnificent Beaches

You’ll find stunning beaches in a lot of places in Ecuador. Along the pacific coast, you’ll come across some of the best beaches in South America! When looking for a nice beach to relax on, there are plenty of options to choose from. Places like Canoa, Salinas and Montañita offer really beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing.  

In the Galapagos Islands, you will find really beautiful beaches, where you can relax with iguanas, sea lions, and colorful birds flying around. If you enjoy relaxing at beautiful beaches surrounded by stunning nature, then you should add Ecuador to your bucket list. 

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