The first thing to realize about Ecuadorian culture is that it is not one single culture. Instead it is a whole range of cultures mingled together, representing every level of this very stratified community. Ecuador’s official language is Spanish, but Quichua – an Incan language – is spoken by the Indian population. The Afro-Ecuadorians that are present in Ecuador today are famous for their marimba music and many music and dance festivals. Long before the Spanish conquered Ecuador and even before the rise of Incan civilization, the diverse native cultures of the region had rich musical traditions.
Ecuador, country of northwestern South America. Ecuador is one of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world, and it has contributed notably to the environmental sciences. The first scientific expedition to measure the circumference of the Earth, led by Charles-Marie de La Condamine of France, was based in Ecuador; and research in Ecuador by the renowned naturalists Alexander von Humboldt of Prussia and Charles Darwin of England helped establish basic theories of modern geography, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Ecuador has a rich cultural heritage. Much of what is now Ecuador came to be included in the Inca empire, the largest political unit of pre-Columbian America.
The Ecuadoran mainland is divided into three main physical regions: the Costa (coastal region), the Sierra (highland region), and the Oriente (eastern region).
Montañita Spanish School
Montanita Spanish School is the perfect place to learn Spanish and enjoy the culture and lifestyle of Ecuador. Located on Ecuador’s famous beach of Montañita, you can study Spanish with a stunning view of the beach right from your classroom. Being a stones throw away from the waves that make Montañita famous, you also can learn to surf, take salsa and yoga classes or go scuba diving in some beautiful locations. It is an ideal place for studying to add to your CV, do something new and have some fun in the process.