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What language is spoken in Ecuador? 

The official language of Ecuador is Spanish. 

Is English spoken in Ecuador?

English is not widely spoken throughout Ecuador. You will find some residents in major tourist areas that are able to converse in the language. 

What currency is used in Ecuador?

The currency used throughout the country is the United States Dollar. Mastercard and Visa are accepted In most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. ATMs are common in all cities. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Ecuador?  

A visa is not required when travelling as a tourist from Canada or The United States for up to 90 days. 

When is the best time to travel to Ecuador?

There are no extremes of temperature and there is no real summer and winter in Ecuador, therefore the country’s cultural attractions can be enjoyed at any time. In the Galapagos Islands, the best time is December to June.

Is there transportation within Ecuador?

Getting around in Ecuador mainly consists of local buses and taxis. 

Is Ecuador a family-friendly destination? 

Ecuador is not known for being a typical family vacation destination however for the adventurous group it can be a great trip.


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