Ecuador is a very popular tourist destination, and now thanks to several technology advances it is even easier to be a tourist in our country. A few years ago, Google Maps was the only map application but due to poor signal, it was very glitchy and slow in many regions of the country. However, as we continue to work on our improving our servers and technology systems, new apps have been developed to make the experience of those visiting us for the first time the very best. Below we explain a few of the most used smartphone applications for transportation in Ecuador.
Due to our versatile weather, we recommend an app like PackPoint which will recommend exactly what to expect on a busy exploring day. This is an easy-to-use packing app will help you navigate the perils of deciding what to bring along on a trip to Ecuador. It actually works by checking the weather and lets you make custom lists based on the activities on your itinerary.
Easy Taxi is the most used app for taxi drivers in Ecuador. This app gives passengers a piece of mind as drivers are vetted and there is a system for rating and reporting deceptive taxis. Also, the app has a driver-friendly map, which helps drivers be more efficient and accurate on routes. It also makes payments easier as it accepts credit or debit cards through the app itself.
Similar to Uber, Cabify is a great app to move around the city. It’s available in many South American countries and Europe. In Ecuador it is only available in Quito and Guayaquil. With this app you don’t have to worry out of having enough cash or the right change, because you can use a credit card or PayPal account on the app.
Shark Count Galapagos
If you are looking to travel to the Galapagos, you might want to download Shark Count. The Galapagos Conservancy and the Galapagos National Park have created Shark Count for divers in the archipelago to share their encounters with sharks, sea turtles, and sunfish at different dive sites around the islands. By using it, you can help them create future conservation programs and projects. Also, you’ll be able to see individual reports from divers at the top twenty sites in the Galapagos.
Gaia GPS is used by those looking to hike the breathtaking mountains of Ecuador. This app helps plot routes and tracks progress of your hiking trail. It lets you download detailed maps and use them offline with GPS support. This way, you can keep track of forward momentum while tackling some of the country’s challenging up-hill trails. The app unlike the others does have a minimum cost.
These aren’t all the useful apps available, but they are the most used and trustful ones. If you’re looking forward to visit Ecuador, the best springboard to explore it regions is Quito. Start planning your trip to Quito with the help of our staff. Let Anahi Hotel host you during your trip.We offer a premium location, luxury and comfortable accommodation, amazing amenities and unmatched service.