About Quito in Ecuador
Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, located in the Guayllabamba river basin at an elevation height of 9350 ft above from the sea level. It is formally called as San Francisco de Quito.
It is the principal capital city contributing highest GDP of about 58% to the country in the world and close to the equator. The city extends 16 miles south of the equator. In 1978 UNESCO declared Quito and Poland as the first World Cultural Heritage Sites. The city is rich with early American heritage sites sand churches that are constructed during the 16th and 17thcenturies. People who are passionate towards exploring the ancient sites it is the best tourist spots to explore since the city is home to many ancient sites and it is built on the foundations of an ancient Incan city.
Weather in Quito
The weather in Quito is typically cold. Because of its elevation and closeness to equator and city has the subtropical highland climatic condition and hence the city possess only dry and wet seasons.The average temperature is 14 °C, and average rainfall is about 39 inches. June to September is called as the dry season or summer, and from October to May, it is called as the rainy or wet season.
Places to visit in Quito
Quito itself is historical heritage site with many spots to visit in the city. The best places to visit in Quito are Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa Volcano, the historic Independence Plaza, Basilica del Voto National – the oldest and largest neo-Gothic Cathedral in the world. The Capilla del Hombre is also nicknamed as Chapel of Man- a museum in Quito showing the pain and struggles of humanity in Latin America.
Parque La Carolina, Puluhaua Geobotanical Reserve which contains about greater than 200 species of flora and fauna. Vulqano Park is an amusement park that is specially designed for families for having thrilling experiences. Otavalo is a famed Indian market with a lot of new handcrafts. Having these many places to visit in Quito became a renowned best tourist spot in South America.
Things to do in Quito
Historical sites are always attractive spots for the nature lovers. Walking on the small roadside parks give an amazing experience. Ecuadorean sandwiches, soups, quinoa soup and some other popular dishes are available here. Zazu wine is the famous wine that most of the tourists love to drink. Dios No Muere is one tiny cafe providing a different kind of mouth watering dishes in the restaurant.
Accommodation in Quito
Quito being the principal capital city to Ecuador has excellent accommodation facilities to the tourists with fabulous motels.
Casa Gangotena, Hotel Andino, Le Parc Hotel, JW Marriott Hotel are some of the best affordable hotels with all luxuries for the tourists.
How to reach Quito
Quito has all means of an excellent transport system. Mariscal Sucre International Airport- an international airport in Ecuador where you can catch some flights to Quito. LAN Airlines offers cheap travel trips to South America tours. We can also travel by taxis and metros to reach the city.