Let’s talk about beautiful flag of Ecuador. Today’s design comes from times when country was part of Great Colombia. Was also inspired by Miranda’s flag. Liberator and general Francisco de Miranda used simple tricolor flag of yellow, blue and red. This may sound familiar to you, right? The first version of Ecuadorian flag was first adopted in 1830. In 1900 changes were necessary, because it was too similar to flags of Colombia and Venezuela. As a result Ecuadorians decided to add national emblem to their flag. Since then only minor changes were done.
Ecuador is located in northwestern region of South America. Ecuador 73rd largest country in the world with land size of 283,561 km2. That is almost the size of Italy. The equator crosses through the country and that is where it’s name was derived from. Water areas and well-known lakes make up about 5% of the surface of the whole country. Ecuador borders only with two countries. In the north with Colombia and in the south with Peru. Ecuador lost about two-thirds of its original size in 1830 during many territorial disputes with both neighbors.
There are many reasons to visit Ecuador, but reasonable traveler should think about security risks if they’re worth.
TLTR: speaking about American continent the risks are low it’s definitely worth it. Ecuador regularly ranks 4-8th place security index (American continent) and the security situation is similar to that in the US. Let’s have a look closer.
Let me describe Ecuador’s most visited coastal resort town called Salinas. I got there in 2 hours of driving from main city of Guayaquil with international airport. While staying in Salinas I discovered great street and beach food, an excellent restaurants and variety of delicious sea food. Also Salinas is good staring point to explore whole Santa Elena Province and offers modern accommodations facing ocean. While enjoying time there, I realized it looks bit similar to Miami in US.
Ecuador is South American country between Peru and Colombia. The little country is 283,561 square kilometers in size, but has diverse geography and so offers a lot to explore. Geographically is divided in 4 main regions: La Costa – coast, La Sierra – Andes, Galapagos Island and El Oriente – Amazon. The country’s capital is Quito, city built in colonial style and 2 850 meters above sea level. Little Ecuador Travel Guide will save you money and time, so you can fully enjoy your trip.
Why each year a million and half tourists hop on a plane for Ecuador? And what a traveller can experience there? If you do not know, keep reading 7 main reasons you definitely need to visit this incredible South American country.