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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Ecuador.

Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Capital Quito
Language Spanish
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Time zone ECT / GALT (UTC−5 / −6)
Calling code +593

Ecuador is a country in Northwestern South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the northeast, and Peru, to the south and east.

Cotopaxi is the world's highest active volcano. Many cities and sites are integrated in the prestige Unesco World Heritage Sites. Such cities and best known places are the Galapagos Islands, and the city of Cuenca.

Charts

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Weather

The Pacific coastal area has a tropical climate, with a severe rainy season. Because of its location at the equator, Ecuador experiences little variation in daylight hours during the course of a year. The coastal wind is predominantly light southerly.

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Passages

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Islands

Communication

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

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Entrance

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Immigration Visas & Customs

Immigration

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Customs

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Health

Ecuador is widely considered to be a developing country and health hazards are a significant issue. Of the most significant are foodborne illnesses, though they can easily be treated with digestive drugs such as antacids or antidiarrheals.

Bottled water is the key in Ecuador if you don't want to get sick. This doesn't only apply to foreigners who don't have the stomach for Ecuadorian food but also Ecuadorians who know that if they don't boil their water or drink it from the bottle that they can get very sick. As a result, it can be purchased almost everywhere (even in the most remote places) for well under $.025-.50. Water bottles are sometimes provided by hostels and hotels, which can be used for brushing teeth.

It is advisable to receive a typhoid vaccination, and possibly a yellow fever vaccination.

Malaria can be a problem along the coast during the rainy season.

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Berthing

Transportation

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

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Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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