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Explore Ecuador: Ecuadorian Culture | Start Living Ecuador

Ecuador’s festivities are full of tradition and culture. Each year art, music and folklore is displayed in these celebrations. Ecuadorian Culture.

Go through ancient paths full of culture and prepare to be amazed!

In all the towns of Ecuador, you can find groups of people who celebrate with great excitement the popular festivals that take place throughout the year.

The culture of the Andean region has its origins in the Inca and pre-Inca cultures that were faced, in their time, with the Spanish conquest.

Art has always been a backbone of Ecuador’s History and Culture. It has a European influence due to the Spanish artists back in the days of the Colonies.

Myths and legends are a form of representation of the different populations. They are the oral tradition that helped blend fantasy with popular beliefs. Ecuadorian Culture.

Quilotoa Lagoon A Volcanic Crater Lake | Start Living Ecuador
At about 14 kilometers from Zumbahua, about an hour from Latacunga lies the small village of Quilotoa atop the famous volcanic crater lake of Quilotoa Lagoon. A really marvelous site to visit.   Another activitiy to enjoy, apart from the ones offered in Montecristi Golf Club, is the one where you get in contact with...
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Catequilla the Center of the World | Start Living Ecuador
Around 700.000 people visit every year the Monument to the Center of the World in Quito. The number that visits Catequilla, the true Middle of the World, is unknown.   The monument to the middle of the world is located in San Antonio de Pichincha, about an hour north of the center of the city....
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Puerto Quito a Paradise of Biodiversity| Start Living Ecuador
Created on April 1st, 1996 and located 143 kilometers to the north and west of Quito, Puerto Quito is one of the touristic destinations from the so-called Quitu-Caras Trail, where national and foreign visitors can enjoy from communitarian eco-tourism, adventure trails, or resting next to the Caoni and Silanche rivers and also discover beautiful waterfalls....
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Yahuarcocha Lake Car Races | Start Living Ecuador
Yahuarcocha Lake Car Races | Start Living Ecuador Laguna Yahuarcocha, meaning blood lake in the Kichwa language, is a sacred lake of Ecuador. The Car Races in Yaguarcocha.   Looking across the still waters in the picturesque region of Ibarra, it is hard to imagine that it was once the scene of a bloody massacre, a consequence of...
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Blog: Fig Dessert Recipe | Start Living Ecuador
Figs have been around for centuries. It is a native plant of the middle east where it was cultivated for its fruit starting centuries ago.   It is probably one of the first plant cultivated by humans, it even predates the domestication before wheat. Both Aristotle and Theophrastus described it in their works. They were...
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Babaco native fruit: a dessert recipe | Start Living Ecuador
The babaco fruit, sometimes called mountain papaya is a native fruit of Ecuador, and you can find it amongst the dishes served at our restaurant in Montecristi Golf Club.   It grows in mountains over 2000 meters and it is the most tolerant plant to cold temperatures. A plant can produce anywhere from 30 to...
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Cerro Pata de Pajaro in Manabí | Start Living Ecuador
Cerro Pata de Pajaro in Manabí | Start Living Ecuador In the Bird’s Foot Hill you have the opportunity to see impressive natural surroundings and also the situation of the reserve and the threats it faces. Pedernales is located in the province of Manabi, and only 193 KM away from Montecristi Golf Club. Here you...
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Guayaquil’s Dish: Guatita Recipe | Start Living Ecuador
The Guatita (Cow Stomach) Around 1599 in Spain is born a dish called “callos”. Pieces of cow or ram’s stomach (tripe) cooked in different ways.   Callos is a Spanish dish with humble origins, as tripe, it’s always been an inexpensive ingredient. We know that it’s been consumed since the 15th century, based on the...
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Blog: Devil's Nose Train Trail | Start Living Ecuador
However, the most technically difficult part of the route was a massive rock called ” The Devil’s Nose ” right in the middle between Alausi and Sibambe.   When the, then President of the Republic of Ecuador, General Eloy Alfaro, became President in 1897, he announced a new train line would be built to unite...
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