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Introduction to Quito

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is nestled high in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,850 meters). With its rich history, well-preserved colonial architecture, and stunning natural surroundings, Quito offers a unique blend of cultural and outdoor experiences. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city boasts a vibrant mix of old-world charm and modern amenities, making it a captivating destination for travelers.

Weather in Quito

Due to its altitude, Quito enjoys a relatively mild climate throughout the year. The temperature ranges from around 50°F (10°C) during the night to 70°F (21°C) during the day. The weather can change quickly, with sunny mornings often giving way to afternoon showers. It is advisable to dress in layers and carry an umbrella or rain jacket when exploring the city.

Popular Attractions in Quito

  • Old Town (Centro Histórico): Explore Quito's historic center, known as the Old Town, and discover its colonial architecture, narrow streets, and charming squares. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Plaza Grande, the Presidential Palace, and the stunning Basilica del Voto Nacional.
  • TelefériQo: Take a ride on the TelefériQo cable car to reach the summit of Cruz Loma, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Quito and the surrounding Andean landscape. On clear days, you can even catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the nearby volcanoes.
  • Mitad del Mundo: Visit the Equator Monument, located just outside Quito, and stand with one foot in each hemisphere at the "Middle of the World." Explore the interactive museum, learn about the science behind the equator, and capture memorable photos at this unique attraction.

Activities in Quito

  • Explore the Cloud Forest: Embark on a day trip to the nearby Mindo Cloud Forest, a biodiversity hotspot known for its lush vegetation, waterfalls, and abundant birdlife. Enjoy hiking, zip-lining, birdwatching, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in Quito's vibrant culinary scene, which blends traditional Ecuadorian flavors with international influences. Sample local dishes such as ceviche, empanadas, and llapingachos (potato patties) in traditional markets or upscale restaurants.
  • Visit the Museums: Quito is home to numerous museums that showcase Ecuador's rich history, art, and culture. Explore the Museo de la Ciudad, the Museo Nacional del Ecuador, or the Casa del Alabado to delve into the country's past and contemporary art scene.

Where to Stay in Quito

Quito offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences. In the historic center, you'll find charming boutique hotels and guesthouses housed in beautifully restored colonial buildings. The La Mariscal neighborhood is known for its vibrant nightlife and offers a variety of hotels, hostels, and apartment rentals. Additionally, the modern and upscale neighborhoods of La Carolina and La Floresta provide comfortable accommodations with easy access to parks, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Getting Around Quito

The best way to explore Quito is on foot, especially in the historic center where many attractions are within walking distance. The city also has an efficient public transportation system, including buses and the Quito Metro, which connects different parts of the city. Taxis are readily available and offer a convenient way to get around. If you prefer more independence and flexibility, renting a car in Quito allows you to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy scenic drives to nearby attractions such as Cotopaxi National Park or the Otavalo Market.

In summary, Quito offers a captivating mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. Explore the city's charming old town, soak in stunning views from high above, and venture into the surrounding cloud forests. With its pleasant climate and diverse attractions, Quito invites visitors to immerse themselves in its unique Andean ambiance.

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Car rental facts in Quito

  • What was the average car rental length for Quito in the month June.

    In the month June, The average car rental length in Quito was 2 days.

  • How much is the average car rental duration in 2023.

    The average car rental duration in 2023 is 6 days.

  • What is the most booked car rental type in Quito?

    Currently the most booked car rental in Quito is FULL-SIZE.

  • What is the price of a car rental in Quito?

    The average car rental price was last month 159 USD.

  • What is the average daily price for a car rental in Quito?

    The average rental price last month was 80 USD per day.

  • What are the available car rental companies for Quito?

    The available car rental companies in Quito are: Alamo, National, Enterprise, carnect, Localiza, Nazcar, etc…