Ecuador is a country located in South America. There are 2 countries (Colombia, Peru) that Ecuador shares its borders with. The official language of Ecuador is Spanish. Traveling across Ecuador if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Ecuador was ranked 90th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Ecuador is United States dollar (USD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (¢).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.09 USD.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Ecuador is 113.17 Mbps and mobile is 31.34 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Ecuador is close to the world average.37.60 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Ecuador, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Ecuador. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Ecuador will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayAño Nuevo|
|February 20, 2023Moving holiday||CarnivalCarnaval|
|February 21, 2023Moving holiday||CarnivalCarnaval|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|May 1, 2023||International Workers’ DayInternational Workers’ Day|
|May 24, 2023||The Battle of PichinchaBatalla de Pichincha|
|August 10, 2023||Declaration of Independence of QuitoPrimer Grito de Independencia|
|October 9, 2023||Independence of GuayaquilIndependencia de Guayaquil|
|November 2, 2023||All Souls’ DayDía de los Difuntos, Día de Muertos|
|November 3, 2023||Independence of CuencaIndependencia de Cuenca|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayDía de Navidad|
What hotel chains are present in Ecuador?
There are no Mariott hotels in Ecuador.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Ecuador.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Ecuador.
What fast food chains are present in Ecuador?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Ecuador.
The KFC chain operates in Ecuador.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Ecuador.
What is the weather like in Quito?
Weather data for Quito (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Quito.
Emergency phones in Ecuador
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 10g
Medical usage: Legal