What is the richest city in Ecuador

mundu's personal favorite:

The "Iguana Park" in the heart of the city of Guayaquil. A small park in the heart of the city is home to countless lizards. You feel like you are in another world here, in the middle of the traffic in the big city.

mundus explores:

"Guayaquils Historical Park"
Anyone interested in nature, architecture, Ecuadorian history and culture will appreciate a visit to the historic Guayaquil Park. The park was established by the Central Bank of Ecuador to preserve the culture, manners and customs of Guayaquil as well as the Ecuadorian coast. https://www.guayaquilesmidestino.com/apps/#/en/content/parque-historico

mundus goes out:

"The Lo Nuestro Cafe in Guayaquil"
You feel transported back in time here. The restaurant is decorated in a colonial style. The food is excellent and you meet a lot of locals here.
https://lonuestro.com.ec/

mundus cooks:

Encocado de Pescado (coconut curry with fish)
500 g haddock, 2 green peppers, 2 spring onions, 2 tomatoes, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 can of coconut milk, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon mustard, salt, pepper, rice

Cut the vegetables and saute them with the pressed garlic. Add ½ can of coconut milk and fish and simmer for about 10 minutes. Cook the rice separately in the rest of the coconut milk and water. Then add the cooked rice to the vegetables, simmer until the liquid is almost soaked up. Season with the spices. (4 servings)

mundus reads:

"Poste restante Floreana"
In 1932 Margret Wittmer emigrated from Cologne to the Galapagos Islands and here to the island of Floreana and lived there with her family until her death at the age of 95. She impressively describes her life as an emigrant in a paradise.

Mundus personally:

I have been very fortunate to have been able to travel to the Galapagos Islands three times so far. I use the word “may” here very deliberately, because I actually find it very special to be able to visit this last paradise so often.

Here you really have the feeling of being in paradise. Some of the animals have absolutely no fear of humans because they have not got to know them as enemies.

Personally, I would always recommend a cruise to visit the Galapagos Islands. Either on one of the larger ships (which, due to visitor restrictions, are often equipped for more passengers than they are allowed to take on board, which means more comfort), or - a little more adventurous - on one of the smaller yachts, which eg T. are very luxurious. With the hotels that have been offered for a number of years, I personally have the problem that one cannot reach all the islands from these fixed locations on day trips and thus not observe all the animals, whereby an overnight stay in a hotel certainly offers advantages .

But Ecuador certainly does not only consist of the Galapagos Islands, even if they are certainly always mentioned first for a trip there due to their uniqueness.

No, Ecuador is much more than that. It starts with Quito, the capital, which is actually the highest capital in the world (Attention! Of course, La Paz is higher up in Bolivia, but La Paz is not the capital, but only the seat of government). Quito with its beautiful colonial buildings, the churches overflowing with gold, the narrow streets and the Indians is a city in which one would and should linger longer.

But Cuenca, the colonial heart and cultural center of the country, also has its own charm and is often overlooked in travel plans - very wrongly.

Ecuador's share of the Amazon basin is also worth a visit and is one of the country's major attractions. The train rides are unforgettable, although the one to the Teufelsnase (between Alausi and Zimbambe) is the best known and probably the most spectacular, but in my opinion not the most beautiful.

Ecuador is only a small country, but it's an entire micro-continent in a very small area. A micro-continent that you should experience once.

 

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