Ecuador has a network of roads connecting its major cities and towns. The most important one is the Pan-American Highway, which crosses the country from north to south, connecting Ecuador with Colombia and Peru. A major portion of the road crosses the length of the Andes. It is approximately 1,400 kilometers [875 miles
] long. The coastal road [also known as The Route of the Sun
] is another major highway, running from the north in Esmeraldas
to the south border in Huaquillas
, province of El Oro
. This road crosses through beautiful beaches, fishing towns and rapidly growing cities. The road to the Amazon region
is permanently under construction. Currently it is the only road to the jungle.