Ecuador. Image from Metropolitan Touring
Q TRAVEL – This is the first of two articles about Ecuador through the eyes of a writer living in Costa Rica. The second will compare the similar economic and political problems of the two countries.
It is a short flight to Quito from San Jose. Presently, you have to change planes in either Colombia or Panama.
From the US, there are direct flights from several airports including New York, Miami, Fort Worth, Houston and Atlanta. There are flights from Europe too.
Essentially, it as easy for tourists, snowbirds and expat residents to fly to Ecuador as it is to Costa Rica. This ease of access, together with beaches, ecological diversity and political stability make Ecuador an obvious rival to Costa Rica for both