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What is it about Quito that makes it such a sought-after destination and the focus of so many tourism awards? Since being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 the modern elements of the city have undergone a significant transformation, extending dramatically to the north, south, and west; improving its numerous highways, bridges, and tunnels; and constructing its first subway line (Metro), all the while preserving and reinvigorating its romantic and culturally significant Historic Center. Having been selected six times over as South [...]
Romantic, enigmatic, mesmerizing, energetic, historic, vibrant, dynamic, cultural, friendly, breathtaking, inspiring: these are but a handful of the adjectives that could help up to sum up Quito – the capital of Ecuador – in a nutshell.
However, there’s so much more to Quito that just a string of adjectives, and they’re found in the wide array of experiences, places, and moments it offers. Here are 12 reasons to visit Quito, Ecuador:1. The Historic Center
As one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Cities in [...]
As the Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination with mild weather patterns and very few migratory species, the best time to go to the Galapagos may very will depend on what you yourself hope to see and do there. Some periods like January through April offer terrific conditions for snorkeling, given calmer seas and warmer ocean temperatures, while drier and cooler months like July through September lend themselves more to hiking along the coast and through the highlands. Various times throughout year are ideal for exploring some of the [...]