Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
It's super cheesy, but there's a promotional video with former president Correa called Ecuador: The Royal Tour. It gives you a good overview of the diversity of the country. - Jul 2019
Lonely planet - Jan 2011
"The Panama Hat Trail" by Tom Miller - a little dated, but still up-close and relevant look at Ecuadorian society (which hasn't changed much since it was published in 2001). - Jan 2009
Ecuador isn't known for its fiction. - Jan 2009