A bit of research and planning can mean the difference between a good vacation and an extraordinary one! Wander wisely in Quito by knowing a few details about it before you set off.
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is 170 miles (274 kilometers) to the northeast from the significant city, Guayaquil.
Ready to meet some of the locals? 1,400,000 people call this part of Pichincha home.
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Experiencing the true essence of Quito, the heart and capital of Ecuador, starts with booking your accommodations. With 137 properties to pick from with Travelocity, finding the perfect base for your adventure is easy.
After a long day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than returning to a luxury suite. The Casa Gangotena (Simon Bolviar y Cuenca) and the Hotel Plaza Grande (Garcia Moreno N5-16 Y Chile) are the top upmarket properties to check out here. Doubt you'll spend much time in your room? Consider budget options like the Solera House Adventure Hostel (Calle Venezuela S1-23 y Rocafuerte) and the Hostal Vista Amazonas (Avenida Amazonas 23-56 y Veintimilla) and splurge on unforgettable experiences instead.
Touching down at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)? Once you step off the plane, the middle of Quito is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) away. Slide into a cab and enjoy the journey — your adventure is just beginning!
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You can be out of Mariscal Sucre International Airport as soon as you land by renting a ride from one of the nearby outlets. Budget and Avis are both a short distance away.
You don't have to fight the city's chaos just to get hold of a car. Make your way over to Thrifty Car Rental at Av De Los Shyris N38-27 Y El Telegrapho in La Carolina Park. It's just 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) from the middle of town. Another option is Hertz. They're found at Internacional Mariscal Sucre De Quito.
While it can be quite exciting going off the beaten track when you're somewhere new, sometimes you just have to do the touristy things to see what all the hype is about — like visiting El Panecillo in Quito.
If you're keen to see a couple of the fabulous places here, add Independence Square and Quito Cathedral to your bucket list.
It is worth visiting Basilica of the National Vow, a well-known house of prayer and a local attraction. Seeking some more ideas? An excursion to City Museum, a popular history museum, is always sure to be thought-provoking and enjoyable. But that's not all. You should explore San Francisco Park, a historic public square that's loved by both locals and tourists.
The fantastic thing about travel is that you seldom have to search for brand new experiences — they're right there in front of you! So unpack your bags, chill out and prepare to make some brilliant new memories.
There are so many things you can try in Quito. If you need help deciding on one thing, here are a few of our favorites:
Seen all there is to see in Quito already? Don't fret! Pasachoa Forest Reserve is just 16 miles (26 kilometers) away and has plenty of activities to keep you busy. Begin exploring its culture at Pasochoa Volcano. If you're eager to learn more, head to Arcangel Miguel Statue and Tesalia Springs Pool too. If this doesn't appeal, try Mindo. Just 20 miles (32 kilometers) away, this destination is home to other great attractions including Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve, Central Park and Mariposas de Mindo Butterfly Garden. Spend a day here to visit them all!
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A full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking.
This hotel features 4 bars/lounges and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free buffet breakfast and free valet parking.
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.
A full-service spa, a health club, and a restaurant are all featured at this Beaux Arts hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.
A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and 2 spa tubs are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the outdoor pool, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.
A full-service spa, 5 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and in-room childcare. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.
A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and perks like free self parking.
A restaurant and an indoor pool are featured at this hotel. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A garden, a picnic area, and dry cleaning are also on offer.
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