it is only 271,000 square kilometers in size (similar to
the US state of Colorado), Ecuador is a culturally diverse
country with a wealth of natural resources. The country
is divided into four geographical regions: El Oriente (Amazon
jungle) in the east, La Sierra (Andes mountains) in the
center, La Costa (the Pacific coastal lowlands) in the west,
and the majestic Galapagos Islands off the coast.