Americans living in or visiting Ecuador are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Ecuador.
U.S. Embassy in Ecuador
E12-170 Avigiras Ave. and Eloy Alfaro Ave.
Outside of Ecuador: 011-593-2-398-5000
U.S. Consulate Guayaquil
Santa Anna St. and San Jose Eduardo Rodriguez Bonin Ave.
San Eduardo Sector
Ecuador has a series of microclimates that vary greatly by location. Lowland areas both along the coast, and in the Amazon region are hot year-round. While the Amazon region consistently stays humid and wet all year, the coast has a humid rainy season from December until May. Many of Ecuador's larger cities, including the capital city Quito are found in the highlands. Here temperatures are much cooler and there is a subtropical climate. Quito boasts a near constant annual temperature, with average highs in the mid-60s° F, and lows in the upper 40s° F. A dry season also occurs from June through September. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean, have a consistently dry climate and a steady average temperature in the upper 70s° F.
To call Ecuador from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Ecuador’s country code, 593; and then the one digit area code, then dial the actual phone number.
Electricity in Ecuador is 120 or 127 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Ecuador with a device that does not accept 120 or 127 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Ecuador generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter..
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