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Piqueros Patas Azules - Manabí

Piqueros Patas Azules - Manabí

Gigi Dassum

Ecuador is small country in South America. It derives its name from the fact that it lies exactly on the Equator.

Ecuador neighbours Peru and Colombia, are bigger when it comes to size however, Ecuador as a tourist destination is their equal.

Ecuador offers beautiful old towns, such as the capital Quito, with its big and lively old town, filled with museums, churches, old mansions as well as shops and small restaurants. Then there is Santo Domingo, a rapid growing city which is centrally located in the coast side with a warmer climate. The highland of the Andes, with its many Indian villages with their colorful markets, that every photographer and shopper will find an absolute treat. High mountain tops and active volcanoes are never far away.

The Amazon basin with its tropical forest offers wildlife and hiking possibilities as well as the chance to get to know the habits of the Indians that live in the Amazon region. Finally you might be able to visit the Galapagos islands . These are a must to all nature lovers. They offer many animals you will not find anywhere else in the world. Explore Ecuador and be sure to have a holiday you will never forget.

Ecuador is a great place with many features to choose from, one remarkable place is  Guayaquil. This Port located south west of Ecuador, had been going through a tremendous transformation with an investment of over USD/. 800 million dollar this Port located on the Ecuadorean Coast has become the new tourist destination of the entire country.

Guayaquil's new international airport offers non stop flight to the entire country including the famous "Galapagos Islands" and Quito, most of the US and European Airlines have non stop service from Guayaquil to the entire world, if you are looking for nice beaches as well only an hour and half driving from Guayaquil's downtown area are the beaches of Salinas and Montañita with extraordinary places to see, try most of water sports are available from Salinas, a nice hotel no doubts about it is call BARCELO located right on the Salinas Malecon Harvor they offer  'All inclusive' package with reasonable prices.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: quito

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