The city has a heritage value between modern and colonial. Many of its attractions are located in hidden places and away from the Historic Center. Quito is not only a heritage city, its surroundings have countless places to enjoy cultural, sports and leisure activities in urban, rural and suburban parishes.
The diversity of tourism in a city with living neighborhoods is shown in the center of the world, at every step. To know Quito is to visit spaces not so named in the south and north of the capital. There you can see beauty, diversity, culture and gastronomy, which preserve syncretisms that enrich the ‘Carita de Dios‘ at every step.
How to get there?
Arriving at the center of Ecuador, colonial Quito with countless secrets, is totally easy. You can reach the ‘Carita de Dios’ by air and land. From Guayaquil you will have to take interprovincial transportation to make a route of about 440 km that takes approximately nine hours. In the crossing the landscape of the coastal and Andean area will be observed.
The value of the trip is $ 10.00. To get from Cuenca, tickets can be purchased at the terminal of that city at a price of $ 12.00. The trip to the Ecuadorian capital will last approximately ten hours. The crossing from Loja, south of Ecuador, will take approximately 12 hours. During this tour the climatic diversity of the country will be evident. The cost of this trip is $ 16.00.
The five must-see places
The capital offers different distractions for all tastes and ages. For example, in Nayón Xtreme Valley you can practice adventure sports such as canopy, mountain climbing, hiking, etc.
In second place, the Moras & Fresas site is recognized for offering the traditional mousse. It is located in the sector of Solanda in the busy street La J. Tercero, a place where being children again is possible is the Interactive Science Museum in Chimbacalle.
If the bad energies lurk, in the San Francisco Market the caseritas will make you a great purification bath. The sweet and bitter herbs will renew it. Can you make the spin top dance? In the San Roque, Rocafuerte street, the world champion of the top, Jorge Rivadeneira, will teach him his skills.
Quito has several options to stay with comfort and security, so you will find places to rest with costs from $ 15 in the south, north, and center. Here you will also find a varied gastronomic diversity, which adapts to the tastes of visitors. The costs of a breakfast, lunch or dinner vary from $ 2.50 per meal. The price of typical dishes depends on the place you go.
Visitors to Quito can be mobilized by taxi with a minimum fare of $ 1.50. The cost of the public transport ticket is $ 0.25. To know the interparroquial area, the bus fare is located from $ 0.35.
Quito was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity on September 8, 1978 by Unesco. The historic center is one of the most important in the region.
Among the most recommended typical dishes are yahuarlocro, empanadas de morocho, canelazo, locros and traditional sweets. (I)