The city of Quito is characterized by being surrounded by volcanic peaks such as Pichincha and its architectural mix that ranges from colonial to modern. In addition, the La Mariscal neighborhood is one of the most beautiful places in Ecuador where you will find bars, hotels and restaurants to enjoy a more active environment. This city is one of the many places in Ecuador that is a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, declared in 1978, being the first in the world to have the award. To get to know Quito better, you have to visit La Plaza de la Independencia, which is a political, religious and architectural center of the city.
Dare to visit the eighth wonder of the world. The Galapagos archipelago is made up of 19 islands located in the Pacific Ocean which you can visit by cruise ship or by plane leaving from the city of Guayaquil.
Puerto Ayora, located on the island of Santa Cruz, is the most populated of the archipelago where hotels, shops and restaurants abound. On these beaches you will find a diversity of marine species, ranging from giant turtles to penguins and it is considered one of the most amazing places in Ecuador.
What are the best months to visit the islands?
The archipelago is visited all year round, but it is more advisable to visit the months of April and May, because they present the warmest temperatures of the whole year.
PUYO (Pastaza Province)
The city of Puyo is part of Pastaza, the largest and most commercial province in Ecuador, and is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Ecuador. It is the perfect place if you are going on a family trip, since this city is home to hundreds of waterfalls, rivers and forests. It is the province with the greatest biodiversity and one of the best places to vacation in Ecuador. When you arrive, you can't miss the Puyo River Tourist Walk, which has family cabins, sports areas, games for children and a boardwalk to see the river.
Did you know that Loja is one of the oldest cities in the country?
Loja is considered in such a way to preserve its colonial architecture and its famous indigenous markets, which attributes it as a city for family tourism that stands out for its incredible landscapes of forests and moors. One of its main attractions is the striking City Gate where there is an art gallery where you can learn about the history of the city. For its incredible landscapes of forests and moors.
PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS (QUITO)
If you want to relax with your partner in the water, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit one of the recommended places to travel as a couple in Ecuador, since you can stay in the cabins or just spend the day at the spa.
It is one hour from the city of Quito, in the town of Papallacta. The cost of the facilities is high for being an exclusive place, however it does not have breakfast but it does have a restaurant with affordable prices. This spa is one of the main tourist places in Ecuador due to its great popularity, eventhough the weather is very cold. The best thing is that it has a pool of different temperatures, which are surrounded by vegetation. One thing is that it is very close to the airport and you can also hold events in its modern rooms with floor heating and Internet.
It is a very short list of places to visit as a couple in Ecuador, dare to discover the missing places and remember to enjoy the wonders of our country.