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TOP 12 things to do in Quito (activities and places)

things to do in Quito

Quito is a vibrant city that combines colonial and contemporary styles and has impressive natural landscapes. What to do in Quito when there are many activities to do? This is a frequent question among travelers who visit the capital of Ecuador. For this reason, and intending to help you plan your schedule when you arrive […]

How to get to Mindo?

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Are you a nature lover? If you answer yes, Mindo is your ideal destination in Ecuador. Just a few hours from Quito, specifically in the heart of the Chocó Andino, you can find this rural parish that belongs to the canton of San Miguel de Los Bancos in the province of Pichincha. Mindo is a […]

Is Ecuador safe to visit in 2024

Is Ecuador Safe to visit

If you are wondering how safe it is to travel to Ecuador, the risk for any traveler is low. Furthermore, if your trip occurs within the tourist circuit, the probability that something will happen to you is almost zero. It is safe to travel to Ecuador in 2024, a country that offers a unique experience […]

How to visit Cotopaxi – The ultimate guide

How to visit Cotopaxi

The Cotopaxi volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the second highest in Ecuador, only surpassed by Chimborazo. It is an almost perfect snowy cone and is, along with the Galapagos, the most significant symbol of the country’s natural geography. Due to its beauty and characteristics, the Cotopaxi volcano is […]

Is Quito safe to visit? – 2024

Is Quito Safe to visit

Quito is safe to visit and is considered a leading destination in South America, where there is a growing influx of tourists every year due to its majestic historic center, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. The city also has multiple tourist places in its surroundings, a delicious and […]

Is Quito Worth Visiting?

Is Quito Worth Visiting

If you’re wondering if Quito is worth visiting, we must say yes. Quito, located in the heart of the Andes, is the capital of Ecuador. This destination has a vast history and extensive cultural wealth, offering multiple cultural activities. It has varied gastronomy and numerous tourist places in its surroundings, and it has a privileged […]

11 Best Places to Visit in Ecuador

best places to visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a country that has everything, a country of four worlds in the middle of the world. Despite its limited territorial extension with other countries in the region, Ecuador has four natural regions: Coast, Sierra, Amazon, and Insular Region (the Galapagos archipelago), a fact that makes it a country where it is possible to […]

Things to do in Galapagos that you cannot miss

Things to do in Galapagos

Galapagos is one of the most important natural treasures in the world. This archipelago is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,000 km (621 mi) away from the coasts of continental Ecuador. The endemic and unique native flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago make it one of the most exceptional places in the […]

6 AWESOME Things to do in Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Things to do in Fernandina

Marine iguanas on Fernandina Island. Cover photo by ann.page.ph and Instagram. Fernandina Island, in the Galapagos Islands, is an impressive and unique place in terms of biodiversity and natural landscapes. On this island, the westernmost of the archipelago and the youngest of the Galapagos islands, there is the possibility of encountering lava flows that are […]

5 AWESOME things to do in Bartolome Island

Things to do in Bartolome Island

Ecuador has one of the most extraordinary archipelagos in the world, the Galapagos Islands. Designated as a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Galapagos presents several reasons for being considered a place of global importance: “the diversity and uniqueness of species it houses, its volcanic origin, its geological dynamics with permanent changes and variety of […]

8 Best Islands to Visit in Galapagos (with Map)

Mejores Islas para visitar en Galapagos - Portada

The Galapagos Islands “are located in the Pacific Ocean 972 km (604 mi) from the continental coast of Ecuador, [and] are made up of 13 islands” (Instituto Geofísico, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Galapagos Islands, 2023). In addition, the archipelago has more than 200 islets, rocks, or smaller islands. The Galapagos National Park […] It covers 97% […]

Best time to visit Quito (By a local)

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Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a city located in the heart of the Andes, specifically, in the middle of the world, which is why it enjoys spring weather all year round, which makes it an excellent tourist destination and an ideal starting point to visit more destinations in Ecuador. Because Quito is a privileged […]

13 Things to do on Isabela Island Galapagos (with map)

Things to do on Isabela Island - Los Túneles - Cabo Rosa

Isabela Island is the largest island in the Galapagos archipelago and one of the most desirable islands to visit as it is characterized by its abundant wildlife and spectacular volcanic landscapes. Even though this is the largest island in extension, its populated center, Puerto Villamil, is small and has a relatively little population, much of […]

Best time to visit Ecuador (By a local)

Best time to visit Ecuador

Ecuador is located on the equatorial line, producing little seasonality yearly. The country has two defined seasons: wet and dry seasons, called winter and summer, respectively, which vary depending on the region. The rainy season generally runs from December to May, while the dry season lasts from June to November. However, there are exceptions and […]

14 Top things to do in San Cristobal Island (with map)

Things to do in San Cristobal Island Galapagos

If you want to visit the Galapagos Islands and wonder what to do on San Cristobal Island, we are here to help you. San Cristobal, also known as the “Beautiful Island” or the “Capital of Paradise”, is an iconic island of the Galapagos since the capital of the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located at […]

How to get to Galapagos?

How to get to Galapagos Map

Many people have concerns about how to get to the Galapagos Islands from Ecuador and other places in the world. In addition, they seek to know the means of transportation to get to Galapagos, how long it takes to get to this destination, and what is the best time to visit these paradisiacal islands. In […]

Where to stay in Quito – 6 Best Areas (By a local)

Where to stay in Quito

If you have in mind to visit the capital of Ecuador, you must be wondering where the best places to stay in Quito are. Hence, from the beginning, we want to tell you a little about the geography of the city. It is divided into the following areas: North / La Carolina (residential, commercial, financial), […]

14 Handpicked things to do in Santa Cruz Island (with map)

Things to do on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos

Santa Cruz Island is considered the heart of the Galapagos Islands due to its privileged location. It has become the most populated island in the province, the archipelago’s tourist center, and the most visited of all the islands since most commercial flights from the mainland land there, while most cruises that tour the archipelago depart […]

Best time to visit Galapagos – Best weather, wildlife, low prices

Best time to visit Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands, considered the second largest marine reserve on the planet, were declared the National Park of Ecuador in 1959 and World Heritage by UNESCO in 1978. These paradisiacal and world-famous islands are visited every year by thousands of tourists who seek to discover unparalleled biodiversity. For this reason, we want to tell you […]

Top 12 unmissable things to do in Ecuador

Things to do in Ecuador

Ecuador is an ideal destination for tourism. In its national territory, you can find four well-defined natural regions: Coast, Sierra, Amazon, and the Galapagos Archipelago. Due to its geographical location, it is one of the countries with the most incredible diversity of flora and fauna on the planet. In addition, it is a country with […]

How to get from Quito Airport to Old Town?

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main gateway to Ecuador. This airport is located in Quito, specifically in the Tababela zone. It is 43 kilometers far from the Historic District (Old Town) if you take Ruta Viva; and, it is approximately 48 kilometers if you opt for the Panamerican Highway. So, the trip from the […]

TOP 30 things to do in Baños, Ecuador

Things to do in Banos Ecuador

Baños is an outstanding tourist destination in Ecuador. It’s considered the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon and the adventure capital of Ecuador. In Baños, you can do extreme activities, enjoy the abundant nature of the area, relax in the thermal water pools, enjoy the active nightlife, and taste the excellent local cuisine. Since you are […]

Is Mitad del Mundo worth it visiting? 7 reasons

Mitad del Mundo is one of Quito’s most visited tourist destinations in continental Ecuador. Some of you may wonder, is it worth visiting? Our answer is yes, it is worth visiting as the country takes its name from the Equator line, hence why the famous Equatorial Monument and the city of Mitad del Mundo are […]

Day trips from Quito

Being the capital of Ecuador and in a prime location in the highlands of the country, Quito is an excellent starting point for day tours. In this article, we will tell you about several day tours from Quito and how you can escape the capital. Mitad del Mundo Tour Approximately 50 minutes from Quito’s Historical […]

What to do at and how to get to El Panecillo?

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El Panecillo (the Breadbun) is a viewpoint from which you can appreciate the beauty of this Andean city, Quito, and the splendor of its historical center. This is what makes it a must-see destination during your visit to the city. At El Panecillo you can find a small museum inside the monument; you can get […]

Ancestral Christmas in the Middle of the World – Kapac Raymi

Equatorial Line divides Ecuador in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. In honor of this fact, the monument to the Middle of the World was built in the country and it is located in a very large tourist complex located at the north of the city of Quito, specifically on Avenida Cordova Galarza Km. […]

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

Each country has different ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, however, Ecuador has practices that will surprise you. One of the most usual and distinctive rituals of the country in New Year’s Eve is to burn the “monigote”. The “monigote” is a paper mache doll that represents the negative things you want to leave in […]

7 interesting facts about Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa, a well known adventure destination in Ecuador, is a small city that offers a variety of attractions: waterfalls, hot springs, adventure-bound activities, and more. Baños is a place that has it all and for this reason, in this article we want to share 7 curious facts about Baños with you. Cover […]

5 interesting facts about Papallacta Lagoon

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador is the parish of Papallacta because in its surroundings are located: the fantastic Papallacta Lagoon, the relaxing hot springs, the fabulous Andean páramo, and the trout fishing pools. On this occasion, we are going to tell you 5 interesting facts about Papallacta Lagoon with the desire […]

Otavalo market: what you should know and what you should buy

One of the most wonderful activities to do when in the land of Ecuador is to pay a visit to the Otavalo market, a prime tourist destination. There, you can familiarize yourself with the Kichwa Otavalo people and their world renown crafts. Walk around the market and all its corners, purchase brightly colored fabrics and […]

How to become a professional 40 player

40 (forty or cuarenta in spanish) is a well-known Ecuadorian card game that is practiced, especially during Quito’s Foundation Anniversary. These celebrations usually last for a week, finishing on the 6th December. 40 is played between friends, neighbors, relatives and colleagues, regardless of age or gender. For this reason, we invite you to read this […]

The 7 best things to do in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

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Hop on board a “tarabita” and perch atop the end of the world swing, visit the “Pailon del Diablo”(Devil’s Cauldron) and bathe in the hot springs as you do some extreme sports. “Baños” is considered the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and it is the capital of adventure in Ecuador, one of the most […]

What to do in Quito with kids?

If you are visiting the capital of Ecuador and your companions are children, you will wonder what to do in Quito? In this blog post, we want to introduce you to some activities directed to provide fun and entertainment to your children and the whole family. We invite to read the complete article about the […]

How to get to Quilotoa

Quilotoa Lagoon is one of the most famous volcanic lagoons in the world. Quilotoa volcano is home to the lagoon of a 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) diametre. The turquoise waters of this spectacularly beautiful natural wonder make both the volcano and lagoon, destinations worth your visit on your trip to Ecuador. For this reason, we […]

Ecuadorian espumilla or guava meringue cream

Espumillas or guava meringue cream desserts are considered as one of the traditional desserts of Ecuadorian cuisine. This dessert looks like an ice-cream but it does not melt and is very easy to prepare. Espumilla is still one of the favorite desserts of Ecuadorians, its delicious flavor and affordable price make this dessert one of […]

How to get to Mitad del Mundo?

The city of Mitad del Mundo, located north of Quito is home to the famous Monument to the Equator, built in honour to the imaginary line that divides the planet into northern and southern hemispheres. As it one of Quito, and Ecuador’s unmissable attractions, we would like to help you with information getting to Mitad […]

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