Popular Cities in Ecuador

Top cities in Ecuador, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Quito #1 most popular location
Often sitting under an almost unrealistically blue sky, flanked by soaring volcanoes and home to a heady mix of developing-world modernism and lively history, Quito is part UNESCO World Herit…
274travelers 129reviews 139blogs
Guayaquil #2 most popular location
Guayaquil and the South Coast Many visitors to Ecuador are surprised to learn that the seaport of Guayaquil is the country's largest city. But size is not only surprise in this commercial …
77travelers 37reviews 29blogs
Banos #3 most popular location
Baños Situated in a valley of waterfalls and hotsprings, Baños has become a mecca for international travelers seeking year-round temperate weather, a small town atmosphere, and a base fo…
10travelers 33reviews 45blogs
Cuenca #4 most popular location
Cuenca Cuenca; the capital of Azuay Province. Most Ecuadorians consider Cuenca to be their country's most beautiful city and it's hard to find anyone who would argue. Cuenca means river b…
41travelers 14reviews 34blogs
Galapagos Islands #5 most popular location
One of the most remote destinations on the planet, and famous for being the primary inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection, the Galapagos Islands are a small archipela…
956travelers 16reviews 59blogs
Otavalo #6 most popular location
Otavalo Otavalo is a largely indigenous town in Imbabura Province, Ecuador, well known for its huge Saturday market. This market days is touted to be the largest inb South America. The tow…
6travelers 14reviews 23blogs
Montanita #7 most popular location
Montañita is a small village on Ecuador's Pacific coast. It is known as one of the best surfing locales in the country. The village is located about 180 kilometers northwest of Guayaquil.…
16travelers 19reviews 9blogs
Mindo #8 most popular location
Mindo Situated northwest of Quito, Mindo is a hidden paradise 1,300 m (4,300 ft.) above sea level. Over the past few years, it has become a favorite place for birdwatching and the observin…
1travelers 11reviews 9blogs
Puerto Ayora #9 most popular location
Puerto Ayora is the largest town on the Galapagos Islands and hub for most tourists since it has most of the required facilities (hotels, internet cafes, etc). Saying that, it's still pretty…
2travelers 5reviews 26blogs
Baños #10 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Puerto Lopez #11 most popular location
Puerto Lopez is a small fisher-town in the south of Manabi-Province and it is very near to the Machalilla National Park, which might be its main attraction. Puerto Lopez is the perfect pla…
2travelers 18reviews 8blogs
Riobamba #12 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 18blogs
Santa Cruz Island #13 most popular location
5reviews 10blogs
Canoa #14 most popular location
Canoa is a small beach / surf town. It's not as big and crowded as Montanita, so it's more laid back. But Canoa is not just about surfing, you can also go horse riding, trekking in the nea…
4travelers 15reviews 4blogs
Tena #15 most popular location
Great little town and transportation center in Ecuador Amazon region. It is the perfect spot to explore national parks and native territories in surrounding area.
4reviews 14blogs
Manta #16 most popular location
Manta is a mid-sized city in Manabí Province, Ecuador. It is the most populated city in the province, the fifth most populated in the country and, economically, the third most important city…
8travelers 11reviews 12blogs
Mitad del Mundo #17 most popular location
Mitad del Mundo Quito makes a good starting point for many day-long excursions into the lush surrounding Andean Sierra. By hiring a car, taking a tour or using public transport or taxis, t…
6reviews 7blogs
Cotopaxi #18 most popular location
3travelers 2reviews 11blogs
Vilcabamba #19 most popular location
Vilcabamba is a village in the southern region of Ecuador, in the Loja province, about 45 km from the city of Loja. Located in a historical and scenic valley, it is a common destination fo…
7travelers 3reviews 9blogs
Loja #20 most popular location
Loja is the capitol of the province of Loja. It is situated in the very south of Ecuador, about 150km away from the border to Peru. Loja holds a rich tradition in the arts, and for this re…
16travelers 2reviews 7blogs
Cayambe #21 most popular location
Cayambe, a quiet pleasant highland town located 25 km northeast of Guayllabamba. Known by its "bizcochos" (small biscuits with tasty string cheese). It's a must trying this bizcochos and ques…
3reviews 2blogs
Quilotoa #22 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 8blogs
San Cristobal #23 most popular location
9blogs
Salinas #24 most popular location
There are 2 places called Salinas in Ecuador. The Salinas at the beach next to La Libertad and the Salinas in the middle of the country, the co-operative community. Salinas at the beach: …
1travelers 1reviews 2blogs
montañita #25 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Latacunga #26 most popular location
Latacunga is a small Ecuadorian city of some 52,000 inhabitants, located some 90 km south of Quito. Located near Cotapaxi volcano , this plateau city has a historic center. it was founded in …
1reviews 6blogs
Baltra #27 most popular location
3reviews 2blogs
Cotacachi #28 most popular location
Cotacachi is a town of close to 10,000 people. There are quite a few expats in the town due to the mild comfortable climate and great quality of living. This town is also known as the L…
1travelers 5reviews 4blogs
Cuyabeno #29 most popular location
Cuyabeno is one of the national parks in Ecuador. it is situated in the amazon rainforest and it has a great variety of flora and fauna. one of the most spectacular places there is the "gr…
1reviews 2blogs
Amazon Rainforest #30 most popular location
47travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Puerto Villamil #31 most popular location
6blogs
Ibarra #32 most popular location
4travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Ayampe #33 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews
Bahia de Caraquez #34 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Playas #35 most popular location
1reviews
Alausi #36 most popular location
1travelers 5blogs
Bartolome #37 most popular location
3blogs
Machachi #38 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Puyo #39 most popular location
1travelers 7blogs
North Seymour #40 most popular location
Separated by a thin strait north of Isla Baltra and Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Seymour is often referred to as North Seymour Island, while Isla Baltra is often called the South Seymour Island. Hav…
5blogs
Chugchilan #41 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Mompiche #42 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Santiago Island #43 most popular location
4blogs
Nanegalito #44 most popular location
1reviews
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno #45 most popular location
2blogs
Esmeraldas #46 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Ingapirca #47 most popular location
Ingapirca is Ecuador's biggest Inca site. It is a word from Quechua, which means "The walls from the Inca". It is located just one hour North from Cuenca. Many fundations of walls are visible…
3blogs
Jama #48 most popular location
2reviews
El Quinche #49 most popular location
1reviews
Papallacta #50 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Isla Baltra #51 most popular location
5blogs
Puerto Cayo #52 most popular location
Puerto Cayo is a nice fishertown. It's located between Puerto Lopez and Manta. Puerto Lopez is very famous because of the Machalilla Park and the Whale Watching, but you can also watch whales…
4reviews 3blogs
Isla Santa Cruz #53 most popular location
Isla Santa Cruz is the main island of the Galapagos Islands. It is the island where the capital Puerto Ayora is situated. The main reason people go here is for the biggest airport on a small …
4blogs
Olon #54 most popular location
Olon is a small village just to the north of Montanita. There is a large cliff that separates the two villages. Olon has a nice beach with similar waves as is neighbor to the south, but is s…
1reviews
Floreana Island #55 most popular location
1blogs
Canar #56 most popular location
2reviews
Isla San Cristobal, Provinca de Galapagos #57 most popular location
The fifth largest of the Galapagos Islands in terms of size, and is second largest for human settlement here. Also known as Chatham Island, Isla San Cristobal is important because it is home …
1reviews 1blogs
Yuturi #58 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Ambato #59 most popular location
3travelers 3blogs
Isabela #60 most popular location
2blogs
Lasso #61 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Espanola Island #62 most popular location
2blogs
Tulcan #63 most popular location
This is a small border city between Colombia and Ecuador.. Not very touristic but it's worth to stop by on the way to Quito and to see an interesting cemetery...
1blogs
San Clemente #64 most popular location
San Clemente is a small village about 45 minutes to the north of Manta. The beaches are nice with hardly any crowd.
1reviews
Tiputini #65 most popular location
1reviews
Machalilla #66 most popular location
The National park of Machalilla is a protected area, specially visited during the whales watching season (Jun - Sept). Also its beaches and cliffs are similar to Galapagos’ ones. It’s a t…
1reviews 1blogs
Floreana #67 most popular location
2blogs
Isla Santa Maria, Provinca de Galapagos #68 most popular location
More commonly known as Isla Floreana or Isla Charles, this is currently the sixth largest island in the Galapagos (at 173 sq km) and the fourth largest human settlement. It has often been ass…
3blogs
Machala #69 most popular location
2travelers 1blogs
Misahualli #70 most popular location
1travelers 3blogs
Pedernales #71 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Cajas National Park #72 most popular location
2blogs
Rabida Island #73 most popular location
1blogs
Lago Agrio #74 most popular location
2travelers 3blogs
Montañita #75 most popular location
1reviews
Isla Genovesa, Provinca de Galapagos #76 most popular location
The northeastern-most island in the Galapagos Archipelago, Isla Genovesa (Tower Island) is just 14 sq km in size. A small island with no real tourist visitor sites, this place is actually one…
1blogs
Espanola #77 most popular location
1blogs
Rabida #78 most popular location
2blogs
Seymour Norte #79 most popular location
2blogs
Punta Blanca #80 most popular location
1reviews
Guapulo #81 most popular location
1reviews
Laguna de San Pablo #82 most popular location
1reviews
Isla Española, Provinca de Galapagos #83 most popular location
Isla Española is the oldest and most southern island in the Galapagos Archipelago, and is 61 sq km in size. Its main attraction is its endemic wildlife. A fantastic place to go bird watching…
1blogs
Fernandina #84 most popular location
1blogs
San Salvador Island #85 most popular location
2blogs
Elizabeth Bay #86 most popular location
2blogs
Borbon #87 most popular location
3blogs
Isla Santa Fe #88 most popular location
1blogs
laguna mojanda #89 most popular location
1blogs
Tambillo #90 most popular location
1blogs
Tortuga Bay #91 most popular location
1blogs
Macara #92 most popular location
1blogs
Guagua Pichincha #93 most popular location
1blogs
Mountain Chimborazo #94 most popular location
1blogs
Isla Isabela #95 most popular location
Isla Isabela is the largest island of the Galapagos Islands. It exists out of several active volcanos. From out of the sky you can clearly see this. There is a lot of different kind of vegata…
1blogs
Chordeleg #96 most popular location
Zumba #97 most popular location
1blogs
Seymour #98 most popular location
1blogs
Isla Espagnola #99 most popular location
1blogs
Cormorant Point #100 most popular location
1blogs