A highly recommended full-service indoor climbing gym with expert instructors. It runs all manner of trips throughout Ecuador.
Montaña is a meeting place for climbers from Quito. It’s a useful source of nonbiased information (no one’s trying to sell anything but...
Ocho y Medio
This Floresta film house shows great art films (often in English) and has occasional dance, theater and live music. There’s a cafe...
Bicycle-lovers shouldn’t miss this small, cleverly designed cafe-restaurant, where everything (chairs, bar stools, tables, hanging...
Madrid E13-137 near Lugo · interesting places nearby
Vida Verde information
A recommended Ecuadorian-owned school in an airy and bright converted home with a kitchen, lounge and small lending library in a university neighborhood. Feels out of the way if staying in the Mariscal. Can also arrange for travel and study in the rainforest (near Tena or Coca) and on the coast (at Puerto López and at Rio Muchacho Organic Farm near Canoa). Ten percent of profits go to environmental and social projects in Ecuador.