GringosAbroad Ecuador

Bryan Haines

As you plan your trip (or relocation) to Ecuador, it’s good to know about the major cities. In this post, you’ll learn about the largest cities in Ecuador, including details like their population, elevation, attractions, locations and more. I’ll share a ton of additional resources to help you learn about each of these areas. Guide [...]

Sally Lightfoot crabs are easily recognizable, with their reddish-orange shell and their baby blue belly. In this post, you’ll learn 22 Sally Lightfoot crab facts, including size, diet, symbiosis, habitat, range and more. Plus lots of photos from our Galapagos trips. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good [...]

The rainforest is home to amazing (and often giant) animals. In this epic guide to rainforest animals, you’ll learn facts about monkeys, birds, insects, mammals, fish and other animals from Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. Each animal includes unique features, sizes, and specific facts. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon rainforest, you should bring a [...]

The bothrops asper is one of the most dangerous snakes in the Americas. In this post, you’ll learn about these short-tempered and highly poisonous fer de lance, terciopelo vipers. We’ll cover their habitat, diet, size, habits, differences, and more. Plus, their unusual hunting method, heat sensing abilities, and reproduction. Travel tip: If you’re snake spotting, [...]

The scarlet macaw is famous for its appearance, intelligence and personality. But how much do you know about the scarlet macaw? In this post, you’ll learn about their habitat, diet, speaking ability, and how to tell them apart. Plus lots more. Lets get started! Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon, you should bring [...]

Are vampire bats real? Yes, but don’t be scared. In this post, you’ll learn about their habitat, diet, size, hunting methods and more. Do they drink human blood? Do they carry diseases? What happens if a vampire bat bites you? Keep reading to learn the answers to all your questions and more with these vampire [...]

Are you planning on a trip to Ecuador in January? Here’s what you can expect from Ecuador weather in January. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador. What is Ecuador’s climate? Check out our annual climate chart for all four regions: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, and Amazon. Each of Ecuador’s 4 regions [...]

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