Ecuador is one of the most ecologically and culturally diverse countries in the world. Its ecological bio-diversity provides a variety of exotic locations for any traveler, and its cultural diversity allows one to be enriched through cultural exchanges with various communities. Sustainable Volunteer Ecuador works with a Spanish school that is centrally located in the capital city of Quito, providing a breathtaking backdrop for learning Spanish. Quito is located in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Various volcanoes, such as Cotopaxi, Cayambe, and Antisana can be seen from the capital. A newly installed gondola allows tourists to get a birds-eye view of the city.
Ecuador is divided into four distinct areas, the Pacific Coast (La Costa), the Highlands or Andes Mountain Range (Sierra), the Amazon Jungle (El Oriente), and the Galapagos Islands. All four regions have distinct cultures, unique natural beauty, and countless adventures for travelers to experience. Hidden waterfalls, the Amazon Jungle, cloud forests, and Latin America’s largest indigenous market are all within a few hours of Quito. We work with a local travel agency that can provide safe excursions for any type of budget.
The jewel of Ecuador’s biodiversity is the Galapagos Islands. Full of exotic animals not found anywhere else in the world, the Galapagos Islands provide a one of a kind tourist adventure that should not be missed.
Ecuador is also an easy place to learn Spanish. Even Latin Americans say that Ecuadorian Spanish is the easiest to understand, which makes learning the language from locals that much easier.
Finally, something that can not be put on paper is the wonderful nature of Ecuadorian people. Kindness abounds in this Andean nation and it is never hard to find someone willing to chat about local politics or the weather. Yes, the country does have its economic problems and can be unsafe in some places, but the majority of Ecuadorians are fun-loving, outgoing people who love to show off their amazing country.
Why don't you come and experience it for yourself!