Isla de la Plata is part of the
Ecuador's Machalilla National Park. Renowned
for its abundant and exotic wildlife,
exquisite unspoiled beaches and rich
historical past. Isla de la Plata offers
opportunities for curious travelers.
Search for the island's great number of
resident and migratory birds, including
blue-footed and masked boobies, frigate birds,
pelicans, and giant albatross.
de la Plata USD Day Trip.
Ingapirca Inca Ruins
Archaeological Sites - Ecuador has several
ruins left by the Incas or other
The principal Inca site is
Others include Rumicucho, near Quito;
La Tolita, near Esmeraldas; and
Tomebamba in Cuenca (most of the ruins in this
old provincial capital have been built over,
but some can be seen at Avenida Todos Santos).
The ancient Valdivia culture (dating from 3200
BC) left remains at Real Alto, San
Isidro (excavated mounds) and Santa
Elena—all of which are located in the
coastal area northwest of Guayaquil. Santa
Elena is notable for having the world's oldest
known cemetery (dating from 5000 BC). Inside
Machalilla National Park is the Agua Blanca
site. (Artifacts from most of these places are
best seen in museums in Guayaquil and Quito.
Is located in the middle of a mountainous
region = It is a place for relaxation while
exploring the Andean Highlands. It is very
well know for its natural springs. There are
many locations that can accommodate a good
long dip. The lovely scenery around Banos is
the area's other main attraction, and there
are several ways to enjoy it. Good hiking
trails, horse back riding and even riding a
bike in the mountains. White-water boating is
also possible in the area.
Every Saturday, this small town of the
province of Imbabura ( 100 kilometers north of
Quito), get full of colors and get suffocated
of agitation, when the natives begin to
exhibit in the Poncho square, the carpets,
blankets, belts and a great diversity of
objects, created with the skill of their hands
and the creative impulses of their