For smaller beach towns, there's Montanita, a surfer hippie escape with open-air cafes and bars that stay open until dawn. As for what you'll be imbibing, the popular beer is a pale lager called Pilsener, and the must-try cocktail in the Andes is the Canelazo, a spiced cinnamon/sugar cane hot rum libation that's the perfect end to any meal.
Correction: The original version of this article stated Ecuador uses the peso as currency. The current version has been updated to correct this error.
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