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The daily market is stuffed with everything from exotic highland fruits and baggies of ground spices to mops, weaving tools and bootleg CDs. On Saturdays,...
On Calle Sucre, is Ecuador’s most ornate church, La Compañía de Jesús , capped by green-and-gold domes visible from Plaza San Francisco one block away. The...
The swift, rock-strewn Río Tomebamba is attractively lined with old colonial buildings that tower above the grassy riverside. The buildings themselves open...
About a 20-minute walk by road northeast of Puerto Ayora, the Charles Darwin Research Station can also be reached by dry landing from Academy Bay. More than...
Guayaquil may be the only city in the world that has land iguanas, some over a meter in length, living downtown. These prehistoric-looking animals, a...
A large artisans’ market taking up an entire block downtown. It has a huge variety of crafts from all over Ecuador, including Otavalo-style sweaters, panama...
Parque Calderón is, without a doubt, Cuenca's showpiece plaza. The city's main plaza is dominated by the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción, the 'new...
Marking the end of riverfront is the modern Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo , a museum of anthropology, archaeology and (most importantly for the...
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