Ecuador is an amazing country situated in the northwestern part of South American Continent. With the Pacific Ocean outline on the west and pitch green forests on the east, the country has all the smoky elements to attract more number of tourists every year. There are few places that truly amaze you with their eternal beauty. The country is filled with exemplary museums, exquisite churches, exploding volcanoes, tropical rainforest and the greatest of them all The River Amazon. Tourists can truly experience the straddle equator of Mother Earth and her awesomeness. You could take away great travel memories with you when you visit the country. Some of those places are listed below.
Quito, Capital of Ecuador
The heart of the city Quito has the spectacular La Compania church. This church is said to be the Society of Jesus or it is popularly known as the cathedral. The church was built in the year 1600 and the design is the perfect example of the Baroque architecture of the contemporary world. It has the breathtaking sculptures which take you back to the Spanish colonial period. Quito is the oldest city of the Ecuador and it is popularly known as the UNESCO World heritage place.
The Cotopaxi Volcano
In the entire Ecuador, the Cotopaxi is the second highest that reaches to a height of 19,347 feet. One of the equatorial glaciers is volcanoes and one can experience it right here. The volcano eruption starts a height of 16,400 feet. Its snow covered peaks are jaw dropping. Every year, this place gets the maximum number of tourists, photojournalists and researchers. You can have a cozy stay at the historical haciendas of the Cotopaxi and also you can enjoy the safari of the Cotopaxi National Park.
The Ecuadorian Amazon
The mysterious Amazon is the heartthrob of the country. The Ecuadorian Amazon is said to be one of the richest region of biodiversity in the whole world. The Amazon jungles have the highest collection of parrots, toucans, macaws and hundreds of other species of birds. The forest also has the pretty good collection of monkeys and cute Squirrels and millions of different insects. The beautiful flowers and tasty fruits add color to the forest. This is the best place to experience the biodiversity.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a collection of small volcanic islands that belongs to Ecuador. These islands are situated in the eastern Pacific Ocean coastal line. The islands are quite remote but it is the best place for the wildlife photographers. Some of the major and distinct places include: The Darwin Island, Rabida Island, Las Loberias in San Cristobal.
These are some of the popular places of the Ecuador that attracts more and more people from all over the world.