Driving around Ecuador

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Driving around Ecuador Reviews

yadilitta yadilitta
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If you decide to drive around Ecuador, this info might be useful Jul 01, 2009
My first time in Ecuador we rented a car for 2 weeks. Here are my impressions and some things you might know before doing it.

Pro's:

-if you have wheels, you can go wherever you want and stop in every single town you like, without worrying about bus schedules.

-gas is cheap here.

-it's awesome having a place to stuff all your belongings.

-highways in the coast are great.

Contra's:

-when you are looking for a hostel, you have to look for one with parking spots.

-highways in your way from the coast to Quito are not very good. You will need a 4x4.

-there are not many signs along the road, so having a map is extra helpful.

-if you are in a city, it wouldn't be that easy to find a parking spot

Along the coast we barely found a toll, there were more in our way to Quito. When we hit the Panamericana aka Pana.

Renting a car is a good idea for driving from town to town, I wouldn't do it, if I'd stay in a city - like Quito. If you decide to rent a car, go for a 4x4.

Here are some toll's fees, so you'd have an idea about prizes.
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