San Francisco Language Institute
Pricey (per hour $9, plus $50 inscription fee) but gets high recommendations.
Pichincha Spanish School
This small school receives good reviews, with both morning and evening classes and family stays.
Offers well-received rafting trips on the Río Pastaza near Baños, and trips to Cuyabeno and elsewhere. Also offers hiking and indigenous...
La Reina Victoria
This longtime expat watering hole is a cozy spot for a drink, with a fireplace, dartboard, bumper pool, and Anglo pub ambience. There’s...
This Mariscal favorite bakes more than 50 kinds of pizza (likely the best around) in a wood-fired oven, and serves reasonably priced...
Lonely Planet review
In business for 30-odd years, La Bodega stocks a wide and wonderful range of high-quality crafts, both old and new.