Quito, Ecuador’s capital, is the highest official capital city in the world with an elevation of 2,840 metres above sea level. It is a perfect place for long term travelwhile working remotely.
Here are the 20 have-to-dos of Quito:
- Enjoyable old town
The town of Quito is very well maintained and you will really enjoy a stroll through its cathedrals, Carondelet palace, churches and monuments.
- Tower view
Climb the 115 metres high towers and enjoy the view.
- Enjoy football
There are many football teams and matches are a must to watch and rejoice at.
- Meet the President
Every Monday morning, wave to the president as he comes to meet people from his presidential balcony at Plaza de la Independencia.
Don’t miss a visit hill located in the Middle West with the statue of Virgin Mary visible from the whole of Quito.
- Volcano visit
Volcano Pichincha is a sunny place with beautiful landscape.
- La Mariscal
The city’s entertainment centre, it is the meeting point of local people and tourists.
- Visit to the cathedral
The visit to the cathedral of Quito brings a serene and ever cherishing experience.
- Delicious snack
Enjoy the traditional grilled plantains, freshly prepared juices and milkshakes from the streets.
A private tour of sightseeing should not be missed at any cost.
Never miss the greenery and mountain biking at the parks like Metropolitano, Bicentenario, La Carolina and El Ejido.
- Journey to the middle of the Earth
Visit Equator where northern and southern hemispheres meet at Mitad del Mundo.
- One of the highest volcano
Climb volcano Cotopaxi, 5, 897 metres high. Enjoy the view and the cold.
- Hostel Secret garden
Enjoy your drink with a stunning view from the rooftop of the place.
- The aerial tramway station
The ride to Teleferiqo at Cruz Loma takes you to a height of 4100 metres. A nice place to take pictures of Quito.
- Small walks
A nice walk through the old town during the evenings are memorable.
- Dance with the beats
At La Mariscal, dance with the beats of Salsa, Ska, Merengue, Bachata and Rock until morning.
Quito zoo and the bio-diversity rainforest of Maquipucuna Reserve are a must in the outskirts.
Visiting the top best museums in South America like Museo Nacional del Banco Central, Museo Manuela Saenz and the Gold museum is a life time experience.
Don’t miss the artisan’s souvenir indigenous clothes, crafts, jewellery, and paintings.