Time

The Ecuadorian mainland is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, and the Galápagos are six hours behind. Mainland time here is equivalent to Eastern Standard Time in North America (for half the year). When it’s noon in Quito, it’s noon in New York, 5pm in London and 4am (daylight-saving time) in Melbourne. Because of Ecuador’s location on the equator, days and nights are of equal length year-round, and there is no daylight-saving time.