Ecuadorian women are seriously underrepresented on the Internet.
Whereas you can find a plethora of information about Colombia, Mexican or Brazilian women on Google, Ecuadorian women seem to have slipped under the radar.
I’m here to change that.
Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about the country of Ecuador. As the title suggests, girls will be the main focus, but we’ll also touch on cost of living, what the cities are like, whether it’s worth visiting etc.
If you’ve ever thought about travelling here (or, if you simply want to know if it’s worth travelling to Ecuador), this post will help.
Let’s get it going.
Physically, women from Ecuador aren’t going to blow you away with their looks. In that sense, this isn’t some sort of undiscovered paradise. If we’re talking about the whole country, I’d say the women are about the same quality as what you’ll find in Peru. That being said, the quality of the girls in Lima is better than what you’ll find in Guayaquil or Quito.
One interesting thing I found was that, In Ecuador, the quality of the women are better on the coast than they are inland, which isn’t particularly common in South America.
Personality-wise, they’re quite friendly and open to meeting foreigners. Perhaps not as much as Peruvians, but more so than, say, Chileans or Argentines.
I did notice, however, that they aren’t The Easiest To Hook-Up With. From my experience, your much better off in Peru or Colombia if you’re looking for easier pickings. However, if you’re looking for something more serious, Ecuadorian girls seem like a solid choice – it just doesn’t seem like that slutty of a country!
In short, I wasn’t extremely impressed, nor disappointed. Although the women weren’t particularly memorable looks-wise, I don’t really have any complaints.
What Are The Best Cities To Meet Ecuadorian Girls?
If you’re debating on what part of the country to travel to in order to meet Ecuadorian girls, I’ll save you some time:
Go to Guayaquil.
Then, if you like, continue along the coast for some partying in Montañita. Maybe check out Manta if you’ve got the time.
As for Quito? Well, it’s not a bad option, but the culture there seems a tad more conservative than in Guayaquil. You’ll also find much more nightlife, action and hotter local Ecuadorians in Guayaquil than you will in Quito.
Trade off being that Quito is a much more picturesque and safer city.
In smaller cities such as Cuenca and Ibarra, you may get more indicators of interests from women as a young foreigner (there are foreigners in the aforementioned cities…but they are mostly retirees), but the girls won’t be as easy! As you might expected, smaller cities tend to be more socially conservative than larger ones.
In short, if girls are not a major focus of your trip and you’d like to do some sightseeing, skip Guayaquil and head to Quito. If you’re just after women (you naughty man!), then set aside a few days for Guayaquil.
The easiest and best choice for meeting Ecuadorian girls in Ecuador will be Latin American Cupid or Tinder.
How To Meet Women in Ecuador
Do online dating apps apps like Bumble or Tinder work in Ecuador?
Yes! In fact, they have plenty of users in the major cities. Online dating in Ecuador is a good bet for meeting women.
If you’re not into the online stuff, that’s OK too! In Quito, Plaza Foch is a good place for both daygame and nightlife. The historic center of Quito is also good, although it has fewer nightlife options.
In Guayaquil, hit the boardwalk that overlooks the Guayas river and pop into Central Comercial Malecón to chat up some ladies!
Nightlife options are constantly changing. Your best bet is to search Google in Spanish (“donde salir en *the city you’re in).
In terms of approaching Ecuadorian girls, don’t come on too strong. This isn’t Peru for example, where foreigners enjoy somewhat of an elevated status just for being foreign! You won’t have that here. In fact, you may be at bit of a disadvantage (depending on their political stance, some Ecuadorians don’t have the most positive opinion of the United States, for instance).
English levels aren’t particularly high here, even in the big cities, so you’ll absolutely need to know a bit of Spanish before successfully dating Ecuadorian ladies!
Tips and Tricks for picking up Ecuadorian girls
1) Learn some Spanish! As I just mentioned, you simply can’t get far in this country without at least a basic knowledge of español. In neighboring Peru, I’d say you might be able to get by with just English, as there are enough locals who speak it well enough. Here in Ecuador? It will seriously limit your options.
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2) Don’t be too direct in your approach. Local men here aren’t running around approaching women every second of the day. Girls aren’t as used to this as they would be in (insert any Caribbean Latin American country). Ergo, have some tact in approaching! Don’t austistically chase girls down or interrupt a conversation they’re having with their friend. You’ll just scare them off! If you get the sense a gal wants to be approached, just be chill. Be normal, ask normal questions, don’t get sexual! Have a nice, friendly interaction and chances are you’ll come away with her phone number.
3) Try and make local guy friends. Too many travelers these days completely close themselves off to meeting local dudes in favor of just going after the women. Don’t do this. In addition to the fact that men often provide more accurate and applicable advice about the country, they will also have female friends who they might want to introduce you to if you’re a cool guy. Win-win. Don’t be dismissive to local guys who make an effort to find out more about you.
Ecuador as a country: Some General Observations
Ecuador is a tough place to figure out. First off, you had its previous socialist pseudo-dictator, Rafael Correa, supporting Venezuela and offering to protect Julian Assange to piss off the USA. He’s gone now and was replaced by what was supposed to be little more than a puppet leader, but who turned out to be way more market-friendly and way less Rafael Correa-friendly then he let on.
The cost of living is another confusing bit. The country has a smaller economy than neighbouring Colombia and Peru, yet it’s quite a bit more expensive. Socialism is to thank for that, I suppose, among other factors. But I wasn’t expecting it. You constantly hear about how cheap Ecuador is – and indeed it used to be – but it isn’t true in 2021.
Also, things are eerily quiet in the capital, Quito. I mean this literally. The city apparently has over 1.6 million people…I don’t know where they all are! I’ve never been to a city so big that feels so…sleepy. Even Friday and Saturday night in Plaza Foch are strangely dead. Sundays are a ghost town in practically all areas of the city. Guayaquil has more of a normal vibe in this respect. It is a much bigger city, so ’tis to be expected.
Hunter S. Thompson once said that Quito had a “tomb-like dullness.”
I completely agree.
Also, I didn’t find the people in this country particularly friendly. I don’t mind this, as long as people are rude or hurtful to me, I’m cool. However, don’t expect the same welcoming warmness of people in Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua or Brazil. Aside from cities on the coast (including Guayaquil), Ecuadorians seem a whole lot more serious than other Latinos.
Keep in mind, I wasn’t in Ecuador long. I could be completely off about all this. If I am, say so in the comments. But I find my first impressions generally serve me well.
Why So Little Information on Ecuadorian Girls?
So. I’ve got a couple theories on why there isn’t much information about Ecuadorian gals on the web.
Why isn’t this country discussed more?
First of all, it has the geographic misfortune of being located between two extremely popular South American destinations: Peru and Colombia. Peru is visited by scores of tourists each year due to Machu Picchu and, more recently, due to its culinary scene. Colombia has been obsessed over by popular travel outlets such as International Living as the new “cool” destination for Western travellers, and is wildly popular among digital nomads and sex tourists for its affordability and sexy women.
But Ecuador? Well, the food isn’t great, the cost of living isn’t low, there’s no Machu Picchu and the women, well, Who Can Compete With Colombians? It’s not surprising that the country gets overlooked.
Second, Ecuador is more of an adventurer traveller’s destination – there is tons of good hiking, river rafting, mountain climbing and mountain biking in this country. Peru and Colombia (although also offering plenty of the aforementioned) are frequented more often by men that are looking for hot and/or easy women.
Therefore, more info ends up on the Internet about these places.
Is what it is.
So, leave it to me, your degenerate saviour, to fill the Ecuadorian-girl gap.
But first, a few observations about the country.
Are Ecuadorian Women Really Worth The Trip?
If you’re looking for hot, easy women, then no, Ecuador is not worth the trip. Before I’d say “sure, pop in to the country, why not!”
But, alas, it’s much harder to travel in 2021. You have to make wise choices!
That said…if you’re looking to spend time in a gorgeous country with plenty of natural beauty and outdoor activities (which is the primary reason I’ve spent time here) then Ecuador is one of the best countries in Latin America to visit. The geography is stunning, the colonial architecture in Quito and Cuenca is inspiring and its good roads and bus systems make it an easy country to get around.
If you’re doing a long South America jaunt, it would be a shame to skip out on this small Andean country.
I hope I’ve helped shed some light on Ecuadorian girls.
Again, not the best in the region, but certainly nothing to complain about.
Any thoughts, comments or experiences you’d like to share? Post them in the comments below!
And, as always, until next time.
PS: Don’t forget to try Latin American Cupid if you want to start meeting Ecuadorian girls right now!