Once again, we are going to use the phrase "Ecuador has it all" #ecuadorhasitall
We know, we know, Sounds cheesy! But indeed, is true. Ecuador is the perfect holiday destination! This beautiful country is a paradise everywhere you look at it. We have a very rich culture expressed majestically in churches, buildings and heritage cities
For example, in Quito, discover the Best Preserve Historic Center in South America. In the Coast, you’ll fall in love with its views, beaches, the abundance of fauna that they enclose and the waves.
Yes! The ecuadorian waves for surfing!
But Ecuador has many ways to boost your adrenaline by instance practicing a variety of adventure sports, climbing the volcanos, dive in Galapagos and so on. One more great tip! do not forget to delight yourself with the taste of its gastronomic diversity
Live a unique experience, live Ecuador!
Today, we would like to talk about the famous middle of the world, or La Mitad del Mundo, one important most seen in your trip to Ecuador... and we would like to give some tips to enjoy your visit!
When speaking of Ecuador, most people think of the Andean capital city of Quito. However, there is something else that makes tourists from all over the world as well as people living in Ecuador visit a small place north of Quito: La Mitad del Mundo.
La Mitad del Mundo, or the Middle of the Earth, is probably Ecuador’s biggest claim to fame and attracts countless visitors each year together with Cotopaxi (second highest volcano in the world). A monument commemorates the first Geodesic Mission of the French Academy of Sciences. This is where Louis Godin, Pierre Bouguer, and Charles Marie de La Condamine first determined the equatorial line in 1736.
Ecuador in the middle of the world; Latitud: 00° 00’ 00’’
La Mitad del Mundo is a touristic complex where visitors can get to take part in different experiments and demonstrations which are meant to show the effect of the equator.
For example look at the Coriolis Effect that means see in two different sinks how the water flows straight down, instead of forming a vortex. Also, visitors try to walk on the line of the equator, place an egg gently on a nail, or have their picture taken in front of the monument. Classic photo!!
There are various museum also offering different insight into Ecuadorian cultures, houses, culture, all about crafts, rites, and traditions. You will find out all about how to shoot arrows out of blow pipes and about shrunken heads and how they were made. On weekends, the entertainment reaches its peak with live music and folklore dancing.
The entire tourisitc complex Mitad del Mundo offers lots of attractions. It cost 5 dollars to enter to the Middle of the worls and it includes all attractions, even a ride in the small train around the complex. It does not matter if you want to learn more about Ecuador’s culture, about the equator and the history of its “discovery”, or if you simply want to have fun and take some epic pictures: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo is the place to go in Ecuador!
After spending a few days in Quito (a beautiful large city), the capital of Ecuador.. in case that you need a bit of peace and tranquility by the sea after this visit, we definity recommend to visit #olon.
Olon is a small town located only few kilometers from the well know party town Montañita, #montanita night life and surfing are the highlights of the area but after a surf sesion or party, why not to enjoy of a fresh coconut water by the sea? in our pretty, nice and clean Olon!
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