About Ecuador

Ecuador is a relatively small country, located in South-America and bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. The name Ecuador is derived from the Spanish word for ‘equator’, because the equator crosses the country. The official language, which is spoken, is Spanish. Ecuador is one of the most important centres for studying Spanish, this is due to the fact that people pronounce their Spanish more clearly and they speak more slowly, which makes it easier for students to understand.

Ecuador is one of the most bio diverse countries in the world with the wonderful Galapagos Islands, theAmazon rainforest, the Andes, the Highlands and the Pacific Coast. The country is worldwide known for its amazing wildlife, plants, mountains and volcanic terrains.

Traveling through Ecuador feels like traveling through several countries in a short period of time. The country has a rich cultural diversity with more than 20 different ethnic groups, each with their own language roots, customs and traditions.

Ecuadorians are known for being warm and friendly, they will always welcome you with a smile. They are very service-oriented, they will threat you like a guest rather than a tourist.