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A Mega-diverse Country, 4 Worlds
ECUADOR
Main International Port of Loading
GUAYAQUIL
COAST REGION
6850 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL. THE CLOSEST POINT TO THE SUN
CHIMBORAZO
ANDEAN REGION
Direct affluent into the Amazon River
NAPO RIVER
AMAZON REGION
Natural Heritage Site
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
INSULAR REGION
HomeTourism: A GROWTH SECTORA Mega-diverse Country

MEGA-DIVERSE Country

Ecuador is the most mega-diverse country in the world by square meter, In only 283.561 square kilometers (0.2% of the land mass of the planet), it is home to:

AVES

BIRDS

1695 birds species (1/5 of the world species), of which 7 of these are endemic species unique to the country.

ÁREAS PROTEGIDAS

PROTECTED AREAS

19% of the territory is comprised of protected areas, countless natural wonders which are protected in national parks and reserves.

VERTEBRADOS

Vertebrates

The highest number of vertebrates in the world (9,2 species per 1000 Km2).

ANFIBIOS

AMPHIBIANS

10% of the world’s amphibians.

VOLCANES Y MONTAÑAS

VOLCANOES AND MOUNTAINS

Approximately 25 active volcanoes. One of these is Chimborazo, the closest point to the sun.

ORQUÍDEAS

ORCHIDS

2.999 orchid species (1/3 of all the orchid species in the world).

PLAYAS

BEACHES

More than 110 beautiful beaches, spread through five provinces: Esmeraldas, Manabi, Guayas, Santa Elena and El Oro, with temperatures that fluctuate between 22 and 32 degrees celsius.

ETNIAS

ETHNICITIES

Fourteen ethnicities, each with its own language and traditions that have been kept alive for centuries and which are expressed through rituals and folkloric manifestations such as the Inti Raymi, Corpus Christi, Carnaval, Mama Negra and other festivities that take place throughout the year.

Wealth Heritage

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

GALÁPAGOS

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

"Natural Heritage Site." Galapagos is magic, fantasy and nature. They are located in the Pacific Ocean, one thousand kilometers from the continental shelf.

PARQUE NACIONAL SANGAY

SANGAY NATIONAL PARK

One of the most important areas in the country and the world due to its network of over 322 lagoons, three volcanoes and their spectacular landscapes: Sangay, Tungurahua and Altar; and vast areas of high and low mountain forests.

QUITO

QUITO

UNESCO universally recognized Quito as the First World Heritage Site, in November 1978 , due to its natural, geographical, architectural, cultural and aesthetic wealth.

CUENCA

CUENCA

The city is a World Heritage Site, due to its privileged location, architecture, archaeological remains, literary and artistic productions, its rich oral traditions, and for a series of intangible elements that constitute its essence and identity: agriculture, traditional food, festivities.

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