Come with us, we’re going to the equador. It is time to talk about one of South America’s most underrated countries, Ecuador. Ecuador holds the title as the onlycountry in the world officially named after a geographical feature. Ecuador’s official name is República del Ecuator, which translates to DzThe Republic of the Equatordz. Ecuador is a country filled with natural magic. Despite its relatively small size, Ecuador is full of treasures. This country is home to charming colonial towns, the Amazonian rainforest, the breathtaking peaks of the Andes and of course the legendary Galápagos Islands. Ecuador’s striking panorama, rich soil, and deep cultural history make it one of the best countries to visit. Read on to find out more about why you should travel to Ecuador, especially if you’re an active traveller.
Ecuador is special in that it manages to house a variety of different regions. Thecountry is divided into four main and very different regions: La Costa also known as Dzthe coastdz, La Sierra otherwise known as Dzthe highlandsdz, La Amazonía or El Oriente which translates to Dzthe eastdz and lastly La Región Insular which is the region of the Galápagos Islands.
These regions provide all sorts of entertainment for those seeking wild experiences. You can surf all day and enjoy La Costa’s beautiful beaches or climb the Sierra’s scenic mountain areas without having to worry about insects. You can also try your luck at learning a few indigenous words while checking out the wildlife found within untouched jungle areas like the Yasuni National Park. Or you can pretend to be a scientist like Darwin and head out to the Galápagos Islands. Ecuador is basically one country with four worlds. Amazing, right?
When we say that this compact country has it all, we mean it. Ecuador understands the value of its diversity and is doing all it can to protect it. This is why in 2008; Ecuador became the first country to legitimately recognize the rights of nature.Ecuador sees nature as a being, although this might seem as a new and revolutionary concept to us it is important to know that many cultures stemming back thousands of years have shared a similar philosophy. What makes Ecuador so revolutionary is that it took action and granted nature constitutional rights. The Ecuadorian government does not see nature as property. Nature is an entity with the Dzright to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles.
Not only that, Ecuador has also empowered the community. The last sentence of the new chapter within the constitution states that Ecuadorian citizens now have the authority to stand up and protect the rights of Nature under law, DzAnd we – the people – have the legal authority to enforce these rights on behalf of ecosystems. The ecosystem itself can be named as the defendant.dz
Travel to Ecuador if you’re looking to experience adventure on different terrains, visit quaint villages, dine with nature, or simply wish to connect with your surroundings. Give yourself the opportunity to become one with nature, the Wildthentic way.
Amazingly this diversity translates into some very exciting activities, such askayaking, white-water rafting or ducking in the Amazon, hiking or horse riding in the highlands, snorkeling or diving in the Galapagos to name a few.
Are you keen to experience Ecuador’s treasures, immersing yourself into the nature and culture, through an authentic experience? Make your pick!