Recognitions awarded to Ecuador


Ecuador for its great characteristics, has a unique location into the continent and even around the world for the geographic situation, on this way, we want to remind which ones are they:



Ecuador has been named as Green World Destination by the World Travel Awards in Doha (Qatar) in 2015.

Galapagos Islands


The Galapagos Islands, were declared as Natural Heritage for Humanity in 1978 by UNESCO Galapagos also has been renowned because Charles Darwin started with the research of the specie’s evolution in the islands.


San Francisco de Quito church

Quito was the Leader destination of South-America in 2015, according to the World Travel Awards. The Capital of Ecuador, Quito, was named as the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November, 1978, by UNESCO, for its natural, geographic, architectural and cultural features. It has also its own Nickname(s): Luz de América (Light of America), Carita de Dios (God’s Face), Ciudad de los Cielos (City of the heavens).

In 2015, Quito´s International Airport Mariscal Sucre won as the Leading South America Airport in the World Travel Awards.


cuenca city

The Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site, due its historical buildings in 1999. Between 2013 and 2014 Cuenca has also gotten three international recognitions, like the Jean Paul-L’Allier, On November 19th., which is given by the OCPM, as a touristic incentive each two years, for cities which are executing conservation and heritage valorization works. This way Cuenca has done the Barranco’s intervention project, the Mother’s Square, the Universidad of Cuenca recovering and the bike path in the shore of the Tomebamba’s River.
Actually Ecuador and its destinations have won some Awards in different categories, like:

 Category Destination
South America’s Leading Green Destination 2015 Ecuador
South America’s Leading Green Hotel 2015 Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Galapagos
South America’s Leading Hotel 2015 Swissotel, Quito
South America’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotek 2015 Hotel Plaza Grande, Quito
South America’s Leading Luxury Train 2015 Tren Crucero, Ecuador


Quilotoa lagoon