Hip Guide to Ecuador

Hip Guide to Ecuador
The Republic of Equador (equator in English) has its capital in Quito, which is a World Heritage Site, especially for the most untouched and best preserved ancient city centers in the world. Ecuador also owns the unique Galapagos Islands, which are an amazing destination to visit.Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to Equador offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.Peacefully inhabited by indigenous tribes until 1463, Ecuador became part of the Incan Empire. By 1563 Quito had become the seat of Spanish colonial power. Ecuador was the first south american nation to fight for its independence beginning in 1809 and has had many ups and downs and military rulers since then. In 1979 Ecuador adopted its modern constitution and remains a democracy.The Hip Guide to Ecuador is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more. Don’t forget to visit our Equador Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in Equador.THIS SITE IS INTERACTIVE! You can participate by adding your own reviews, comments, stories or event listings. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us!

Quito, Ecuador

I would venture to say that ecuador is the hippie mecca of south america. lots of heads are drawn here because of the beautiful ecosystems, environmental opportunities, it’s very, very cheap, and people for the most part embrace gringos. people might stare at you, but it’s not because they dissaprove; most people outside of cities have never seen a hippie! quito is phat because there are heads all over, and there are lots of really cool restaurants, coffee shops, stores, etc. super cheap, handmade indigenous clothing (like the brightly colored sweaters you see lots of hippies wearing) and wares are… Continue reading

Ecuador Public Holidays

January 1 New Year’s Day
March-April Maundy Thursday
March-April Good Friday
May 1 International Workers’ Day
May 24 The Battle of Pichincha (1822)
July 24 The Birthday of Simón Bolivar (1783)
August 10 Declaration of Independence of Quito (1809)
October 9 Independence of Guayaquil (1820)
November 2 All Souls’ Day
November 3 Independence of Cuenca (1820)
December 6 Foundation of Quito (1534)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 31 New Year’s Eve
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