10 Best Places to Visit in Ecuador
As Ecuador’s largest city with almost 2.7 million people, Guayaquil is the commercial heart of Ecuador. Located on the banks of the Guayas River that leads to the Pacific Ocean, the city was founded in 1538 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana. The Parque Historico Guayaqui offers colonial buildings, lush gardens and animals native to the country; visitors especially like the free admission. Las Peñas is a colorful, old neighborhood with a lighthouse and great views of the city below while Malecon 2000, a boardwalk along the river, is a great place to end the day.
Retiring In Ecuador
Ecuador is a small country, similar in size to Arizona, located on the northwest coast of South America. It has a slower pace of life than the United States, which you can enjoy while relaxing on its Pacific coast beaches, hiking in the Andes mountains and valleys, or exploring the Amazon rainforests and Galapagos Islands.