Tips & Tricks
Cotopaxi (near Quito) – located just 50 km. south of Quito, this is the second-highest mountain peak in Ecuador, which happens to be an active snow-capped volcano. There is a national park surrounding this volcano, with Cotopaxi being part of a chain of volcanoes known as the “Paficic Ring of Fire”. A number of expedition […]
Palacio Arzobispal (Av. Chile e/Venezuela, Quito) – this was the former seat of Quito’s archbishop. Nowadays, this huge building has restaurants, shops and cafes (which can be found around a fountain courtyard).
Tena (Napo province) – located 2 ½ hours via car southeast of Quito, eco-tourists interested in exploring Ecuador’s Amazonian regions often launch their expeditions from here. Tena has reached near legendary status with whitewater enthusiasts and boasts the best rafting and kayaking in Ecuador and, some say, the world. The jungle rivers on the Amazon […]
Tren Crucero – this train service is a unique way to see the Ecuadorean countryside, as well as going to other parts of this small but geographically challenging nation. From the Chimbacalle station, south of Quito, you can pick the tour you want to take, between Quito, Latacunga, Machachi, and Boliche, with prices that range […]
Qmanda Parque Urbano (Terminal Terrestre, San Sebastián, Quito) – this one-time bus terminal was converted into this modern complex, where sports and culture combine to offer locals and visitors a central and safe place to enjoy activities together. With outdoor plazas, a green agora, a climbing wall, walking, jogging and biking trails, tennis and volleyball […]
Plaza Foch (Plaza Quinde, La Mariscal, Quito) — the heart of Quito’s La Mariscal district is located in the Plaza Quinde and is called the Plaza Foch by locals. You will find it at the intersection of Marshal Foch and Reina Victoria streets. Bars, restaurants and cafes all have a party atmosphere and bring out […]