Car rental in Ecuador
Tips for driving your rental car in Ecuador
If you're travelling to Ecuador, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Ecuador is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Quito counts 1504991 inhabitants. In Quito hosts 9.7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 15440000 inhabitants. In Ecuador the language spoken most widespread is Spanish but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Ecuador is GMT-06:00 to -05:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Ecuador is A / B and the electric voltage is 120 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Ecuador is +593, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.
More travel information about Ecuador
With a fuel cost in Ecuador averaging at 0.58 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Ecuador shares its land borders with Colombia and Peru, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 42150, 0 of which motorways, which ranks Ecuador as the 85th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Ecuador there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the United States dollar (USD). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 60-100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Ecuador, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador
Ecuador boasts five UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: City of Quito (cultural) and Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca (cultural).