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Vacations in Ecuador - The Good And Not So Good

May 14, 2008
Ecuador is a democratic republic in South America that is surrounded by Colombia, Peru and Pacific Ocean Ecuador has a total area of 2,56,370 square kilometer with the density of 53.8 square kilometer population.

In case you are planning a leisure vacation in Ecuador, you have the advantage of visiting many attractions such as the city of Quito, which showcases historical heritage that takes you back to the colonial era. You can also visit Guayaquil, which is a must because it is well known for an exquisite shopping and food experience.

If you want to check out some local stuff, make sure you visit the Bahia Market that is a hub of pirated stuff. Once in the Bahia Market, make sure you go along with a local that can help you in striking a great bargain.

For extreme sports enthusiasts, Banos is a perfect place that offers all the thrills and chills of extreme sports such as rafting, mountain climbing and other exciting activities. Banos is well known for mineral bath.

For beach buffs, Ecuador has some exciting beaches such as Bahia de Caraquez, Crucita, Manta, San Clemente and San Jacinto to name a few. You will find ample hotels and affordable accommodation facilities that serve great food and delightful stay.

However, in Ecuador as with any vacation spot, make sure you stay safe by avoiding the show of large amounts of cash. Also visiting places near the Colombian border is not recommended, as it is a place closely associated with civil disturbances. One of the biggest fear that haunts tourist is the fear of thievery.

So, make sure you stay away from crowded places or the places you do not know much about to avoid any trouble. However, it is best advised to carry a local guide so as to enjoy the local areas of Ecuador. A good guide and interpreter help you in communicating in your native language and making the trip easy for you.

Ecuador is also infamous for food borne illness and possible health hazards so during the trip, do carry antacids and other digestive drugs that help you in staying fit throughout the trip. If you are already nursing poor digestion, make sure you keep bottled water.

During rainy seasons, malaria is also a common occurrence in Ecuador so make sure you are carrying sufficient medicines as precautionary measures. Well, make sure you enjoy your to Ecuador with family and friends while making the best of your tourist visit as well.
About the Author
Reginald Melchor is a Leisure Travel Consultant.
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