Tips & Tricks
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).
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 […]
Parque Nacional Cajas (near Cuenca) – located from 30 km. west of Cuenca, consisting of 2,854 km. of mountainous Andean grasslands (known locally as páramos). This park literally has hundreds of lakes that exist in stark contrast to the scruffy-like countryside. The park’s biodiversity (with its variety of plants and animals) is another natural attraction […]
TelefériQo (Quito) – located at the west end of Quito, the TelefériQo (consisting of a network of enclosed gondolas) takes visitors 2.5 km up the slopes of Volcán Pichincha to the top of Cruz Loma. From there, visitors can get spectacular views of the city and mountain areas (assuming it’s a clear, sunny day). Price: […]
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 […]
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 […]