Latin Frontiers Travel Blog

A Brief History of Ecuador

In many ways, Ecuador is a young country. In 1822, the area which today is Ecuador was liberated from the Spanish Crown, ending almost 300 years of foreign occupation. The modern-day territory of Ecuador then became a part of Gran Colombia, Simon Bolivar’s great project for a liberated and unified Latin America. The new state ...

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Whale watching in Ecuador

Every year, from June to October, Ecuador becomes the breeding destination for humpback whales. Cetaceans that migrate more than 7,000 kilometres from Antarctica, its feeding grounds, to the Machalilla National Park, a breeding and hatchling area, off the Ecuadorian coast. Humpback whales reach 15 meters and weigh 30 tons and are considered the fifth largest ...

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Inti Raymi: endless dancing during the Festival of the Sun

Every June, the indigenous people of Ecuador cannot stop dancing while celebrating `Inti Raymi´, also known as the Festival of the Sun. In the weeks around the longest day of the year, Ecuadorian villagers thank the Earth, the Sun and God for what is given to them by dancing, sharing the harvest and ritual bathing. Inti ...

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Do you love chocolate? Chances are you will love Ecuador!

Wars have been fought, borders have been drawn and agreements have been made all in the name of natural resources. Water, oil, gold, animals, timber; they have all shaped our history. Even today, they are what make the world go around. Ecuador has been no exception. To many, however, it might come as a surprise ...

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Batalla de Pichincha

On May 24, 1822, on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano, the battle for the independence of Ecuador took place. Simón Bolívar’s dream of liberating America had one of his greatest achievements on May 24, 1822 with the Battle of Pichincha, when the Patriot Army, under the command of Venezuelan Antonio José de Sucre, gave ...

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The best retirement destinations in Ecuador

Over the last years, International Living voted Ecuador as being the best retirement destination in the world. In Ecuador you can live comfortably for a small budget while being surrounded by amazing nature and historical architecture. One of the most special things about the country is its diversity; whether you are looking for a vibrant ...

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Holy Week in Ecuador

Holy Week in Ecuador, also known as Greater Week, is a time of meditation and the religious commemoration of the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, which is celebrated annually between the months of March and the beginning of April of each year.   In each region or area, it is celebrated in a ...

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Protecting the treasures of the Galapagos Islands

As you most likely know, the Enchanted Islands is a unique destination with wildlife that you will find nowhere else on Earth, and that’s why we should protect the Galapagos Islands. The islands offer a tremendous amount of beauty. Yet, some say that the waters around them contain the true treasures of the archipelago. Sea ...

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Nature, Biodiversity and Scenery – What Makes Ecuador So Special?

The role of nature in human life has continuously been of unique importance, even in modernity. Not only does it serve as the sole source of human sustenance and the origin of human development, it also serves as a perpetual fountainhead of human leisure, not to mention its role in engendering some of the most ...

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Diving in the Galapagos

  Back in the good old days, there were blank spaces on the world map; areas which no one had a reliable account of. If you go far enough back in time, such terra incognita were often designated on maps with drawings of sea monsters or dragons, or writing that said ‘here be dragons’ or ...

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