Cities and towns in Ecuador vary from the vibrant but dirty and violent metropolis of Guayaquil to remote villages tucked away in remote Andean villages. For tourists, Ecuador's capital Quito offers modern amenities with a better climate and more cultural assets than Guayaquil which is the country's biggest city. Ecuador is a country rich in human resources, so shoppers will enjoy the wide range of crafts especially woven goods and artwork. Otavalo to the north of Quito is a popular town to visit for its craft markets and people in traditional dress.
Coming soon: Quito view, Otavalo market
"God made the country, and man made the town."
William Cowper The Task 1785