Top 3 Places for Accommodation for a Tourist in Quito

Top 3 Places for Accommodation for a Tourist in Quito

Top 3 Places for Accommodation for a Tourist in Quito

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century, sandwiched between two mountain ranges, perched at an elevation of 2800 meters. Today, the city is home to over 2 million people and is one of the first cities to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Quito travel is roughly divided into three parts: the Colonial Center, and the Northern and the Southern Districts. The entire city is a treat to eyes to all those who hold an interest in history, art, culture and appreciate to indulge in fun, food, and entertainment.

So if you are planning a visit to Quito, make sure to base yourself in an accommodation most suitable to your travel preferences. Choose among some of the best areas to stay in Quinto:

1. Old Town (historic city center)

Old Town Quito is not only the largest district in the city but is also the best preserved colonial center in Latin America, making this area one of the best areas to stay in Quito. The area is awash with historical sites, colorful colonial buildings, splendid plazas, and many vintage beautiful churches, all of which together making up most of Quito’s attractions that tourists come to visit. To fill your cultural cravings, you can choose to visit the museums of the city in the district that are present in abundance here. Of the note is Museo de La Ciudad, which was a hospital back in the 16th century. With 10 exhibition halls and a modern art gallery, the museum is an excellent introduction to Quito for a new tourist in Ecuador. There are also many other museums to explore including Museo Casa de Sucre, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Museo Casa del Alabado. The area also boasts various plazas including the Plaza de Teatro, Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza de San Fransisco and Plaza Santo Domingo. Quito's historic district is also home to a high number of breathtaking churches and it’s a rewarding experience to visit them, both for their majestic beauty and their rich history and art. The largest of all Quito's choices is the La Basilica del Voto Nacional, inspired by Bourges Cathedral in France, with an interior to die for! Other than that, in this area, you will find vibrant entertainment options and important attractions of the city.

2. La Carolina

The district La Carolina is the most modern area of Quito. The heart stealer of this district is the park of the same name, the Carolina Park and is Quito's answer to the New York's Central park. A hub of activities where hundreds of families gather to enjoy rest from work, popular park activities here include Ecuavoli(volleyball with 3 people per team), paddle boating, and soccer. Adding on to the list, the park boasts a splendid botanical garden, a reptile house, a skate park, a planetarium, small, and a large airplane turned playground. One of the many things you would like to do in this district is to rent a boat and row on the beautiful lake in La Carolina. La Carolina also boasts a fantastic assortment of restaurants serving international and local cuisines. The district hosts one of the best luxury hotels, making it a very desirable neighborhood to stay in Quito.

3. La Ronda

This area is actually a small neighborhood within the historic center of Quito, but is a very integral one too. The accommodation options that you will find in this district are quite inexpensive, which makes it quite appropriate for those who are looking out for budget travel in Quito. Also one of the reasons that attract the tourists to this district is the trail of boutique shops that line the main street selling clothes, crafts, and other unique articles that aren't found anywhere else in the city. Also, here you can have a great time exploring the artisan shops and learn about traditional Quito culture. Learn about making chocolate, handmade ice creams, how to intricate inlaid wooden chessboards and treasure boxes. Also what you shouldn't miss in this area is to enjoy the sweeping views of Quito from the top of El Panecillo and then climb to the top of Virgen of El Panecillo to experience a panorama from the tallest aluminum sculpture in the world!

When in Ecuador, you will find much more to gawk at while traveling to Quito than your travel circuit would have informed you about! So get going!