5 Famous Sites and Attractions in Ecuador

Whether you’ve been to Ecuador before or it’s your first time travelling to this wonderful South American country, these five places are proven to be well-loved by locals and tourists alike.

  • Famous for its marketplaces, Otavalo is where you can buy affordable handicrafts made by locals. But that’s not all there is to Otavalo, you can also enjoy a great meal or stop by a coffee shop to relax, unwind, and temporarily escape from the crowds. Saturday is the best day of the week to visit Otavalo.
  • Quito has so much more to offer, including its fine architecture that excellently blends traditional styles with modern design. Quito was also the first city to be hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tucked away from the mainland, Galapagos Islands is your quiet relaxation spot where you can see amazing marine life up close and at the same time get your fix of nature’s finest sunsets.
  • This stratovolcano, which remains active up to this day, is surrounded by a national park where wildlife such as horses, foxes, and the Andean condor thrive and coexist. This is where you can unleash the inner adventurer in you and really connect with the great outdoors!