Quito is Ecuador's capital and the largest city in the country. Quito Ecuador is also the second-highest capital city in the world and the capital that is the closest to the equator. With such an interesting location, Quito has become pretty popular among international tourists, mostly from the US.
Guayaquil is the second most populated city in Ecuador, with an estimated 2,366,902 inhabitants and a large urban area. Santiago de Guayaquil is also known as the Pearl of the Pacific, being a place of great importance in Ecuador in terms of commerce, finance, culture and entertainment.